Sangha Events are for Friends, Mitras and Order Members.
Saturday 1st, Workshop with Parami (at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace)
10am – 5pm
A day of meditation and study on the Dasadhamma sutta with Parami. Parami has been the long time President of the Edinburgh Buddhist Centre and is one of the International Convenors of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
To secure your place a deposit of £10 is needed. Thereafter by donation. Suggested donations: £30/20
Saturday 8th, Triratna Day at Dhanakosa
April 2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and so in Scotland we’re marking this with Triratna Day, a festival at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre. On Saturday 8th April Dhanakosa will open its doors to around 200 people from all over Scotland to celebrate the founding of the Order. We’ll start with an embellished Dedication Ceremony followed by a metta wave. After lunch there will be a symposium of talks on the theme of the motto of Dhardo Rimpoche’s school, “Cherish the Dharma, Live United, Radiate Love.” We’ll conclude with a Rejoicing in Merits Puja. We’ll also be marking the 25th anniversary of Dhanakosa retreat centre.
Saturday 29th April, Philosophy & Buddhism: Ethics A seminar with Silavadin
10am – 4pm
For the ancient Greeks a happy life was a flourishing life. We are all born with natural qualities and by bringing these to excellence (virtue) we will do the most good, both to ourselves and to others. Wasn’t this the view of the Buddha too?
We will explore Buddhist ethics by setting it against the background of the Western model of ‘virtue ethics’. This can clarify our ethical views and motivate us to live according to them.
Silavadin is well versed in the western tradition of moral philosophy – particularly the virtue ethics of the ancient Greeks.
The seminar promises to be an enlightening and fresh perspective on what it means to practice.