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This will be our new theme on Sangha  Nights (commencing 31st May) when we gather weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6.45pm start-time, at 96 Halifax St in the city.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe individuals  who make up the Adelaide Triratna sangha will take turns in sharing Sangharakshita’s passionate commitment to the ideal of Sangha, one of the three highest ideals of Buddhism. In these teachings, Sangharakshita presents the ideal Sangha as a free association between developing individuals. An exploration of the nature of spiritual community will be balanced by reflections on individuality and what it truly means to be human.

Everyone is welcome to join us for these enlivening gatherings, transforming Sangha from an idea to an inspiring and practical ideal.

The Drop-In meditation will be happening at the same start-time of 6.45pm, followed by a tea-break and then the talks and discussion. The evening finishes at 9.15pm.

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Sunday 22nd May, 3pm at 96 Halifax St
You are invited to a gathering of the sangha to be a part of ‘launching’ our process to become incorporated. This gathering is simply to share information about what is involved in the process and provides an opportunity for people to ask questions about it. Becoming incorporated creates a legal entity out of what has been an informal gathering of people. This separates the individual from that entity and thereby provides certain rights and protection for the individuals involved, the activities undertaken and the group of people.

This is a significant step for Adelaide Triratna. We hope to share it with as many of the sangha as possible, as we move forward individually and together, in our collective efforts to practise Dharma and keep exploring the Three Jewels, within the context of our international Triratna Buddhist community.

There will be delicious vegan afternoon tea following the discussion and a finish time of 4.30pm. Please RSVP to Dharmamodini (via reply email or 0439 839 785).

Tuesday 24th May, 6.45pm at 96 Halifax St
The full moon in May (this year on Sun 22nd) is the traditional time for celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment. All over the world Buddhists are bringing to mind Gautama Buddha, the life and teachings of the Awakened One. We here in Adelaide Triratna will rejoice in Shakyamuni’s achievement in the traditional manner of sharing in meditation and puja.

We will start the evening with the Sevenfold Puja, followed by a period of meditation, so please arrive on time to join in the activities on this very auspicious occasion. After the meditation, we will gradually move from the silence into sharing supper and friendship, mindful of our good fortune in sharing the Three Jewels. Let’s make this a Sangha Night to remember and mark the date in your diary now!

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