The Buddha’s awakening was supported by the Earth: a great naga serpent cheered the Buddha on towards enlightenment, he was awakened under a Bodhi tree and when challenged called upon the Earth goddess to witness and verify his awakening. What can we learn from the Buddha’s relationship with the natural world and how can it support our own practice?
Join us on the 11th Dec for our Bodhi Day events as we consider this theme and these questions. We’ll have events you can drop in to throughout the day. Our shrine room practice and the talk will be live on Zoom as well as in person. Full details on our calendar.
0900 Garden Practice
0930 Practice in the shrine room
1030 Talk: Green Awakening
1200 XR Vigil for the Earth at Belle Vue Island in Malvern
1315 Bring a packed lunch and join us to eat
1400 Mindful Walk – meet outside the temple
Musical Dharma Glimpse
Sangha member Maria has created a musical dharma glimpse. To listen to this beautiful piece of harp music see the video on YouTube.
Sacred Activism: A Year of Sitting With the Earth
Satya recently spoke about her year long outside meditation vigil at a conference on sacred activism. Watch the talk here.