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Dharma Day Celebrations: What is Spiritual Commitment?

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Dharma Day Celebration: What is Spiritual Commitment?

In recent years technology has made it possible for us to access Dharma teachings from thousands of different spiritual traditions at the touch of a button. Such an abundance of information is unprecedented throughout history.

However, it also means that, when it comes to our spiritual lives, It’s tempting to “shop around” until we’ve found exactly the right fit or the perfect teacher. Although some trying out is important, if continued indefinitely, we will never realise the benefits that come from walking one spiritual path consistently, revealing the depths and treasures of our own spiritual growth to us.

Commitment, although arguably now somewhat counter-cultural, is essential if we are serious about realising our own potential for transforming our own minds and the world around us.

As part of our Dharma Day celebrations this year, we will be witnessing three people become Mitras. The term “Mitra”, or “friend” signifies someone within our community who has decided to make a commitment, in this case to practice within our particular Buddhist tradition: the Triratna Buddhist Community. It’s a time for great celebration and well wishing, as it marks a new stage of their journey in focusing and deepening their practice on this particular spiritual path.

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Programme:

10.30am-11.30pm (with optional extra hour) Drop-in Dharma: The Principle of Awareness (on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/369717774)

5.00-6.00pm Dharma Day talks (Youtube Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu-gRpUefUY)

6.15-7.30pm Dharma Day mitra ceremony (on Youtube Live Stream https://youtu.be/MkWand14hK8)

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Drop-in Dharma Theme: The Principle of Awareness

With mindfulness clear and radiant, I purify my mind. This is one of five precepts that Buddhists commit to practice. How do we practice this in relation to what we consume, how can we notice the way things cloud our minds, and how can we move closer to the happiness, even the awakening, that we seek?

Amalavajra will lead us in studying the words of the Buddha to answer these and other questions.

1030-1130 via Zoom with optional extra hour. Newcomers welcome.

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Date:
July 4
Time:
10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Venue

YouTube
YouTube Channel London United Kingdom
Website:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1lbWKjtDQPzOFpZVgRNJQ