Sangha Day Festival

Join us as we come together to mark and celebrate the Sangha jewel in our lives.

We’re not sure whether this event will be taking place in-person, online or a combination of the two. We’ll keep this page up to date with any changes, including to the times of the event, which are provisional at the moment.

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Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start.


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are

Dr Ambedkar Festival

Join us for our annual Dr Ambedkar Festival, where we learn, explore and celebrate the pioneering Indian social reformer who was such an inspiration to our founding teacher, Sangharakshita.

We’re not sure whether this event will be taking place in-person, online or a combination of the two. We’ll keep this page up to date with any changes, including to the times of the event, which are provisional at the moment.

Read more about Dr Ambedkar and his influence on Sangharakshita
More about festivals and ritual


Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Padmasambhava Festival Online

Join us for an evening celebrating and learning about the Lotus-born Guru, Padmasambhava.

Padmasambhava is an important figure in the Buddhist tradition and in the Triratna Buddhist Community. He stands at the mysterious crossroads where history and myth meet and his “Life” transcends space and time. He is especially associated with being able to help us transform demon energies into spiritual qualities. He shape-shifts and fascinates us to go beyond ourselves into unimagined realms.

We’re not sure whether this event will be taking place in-person, online or a combination of the two. We’ll keep this page up to date with any changes, including to the times of the event, which are provisional at the moment.

More about Buddhist festivals and ritual


Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Dharma Day Festival

At one of our four main festivals of the year, we express gratitude for the Buddha’s teaching and the impact it has had on our lives.

We’re not sure whether this event will be taking place in-person, online or a combination of the two. We’ll keep this page up to date with any changes, including to the times of the event, which are provisional at the moment.

More about festivals and ritual


Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Buddha Day Festival

Our most important festival of the year – a celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment, held around the May full moon.

We’re not sure whether this event will be taking place in-person, online or a combination of the two. We’ll keep this page up to date with any changes, including to the times of the event, which are provisional at the moment.

More about Buddhist festivals and ritual


Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Parinirvana Day Festival

On Parinirvana Day, Sangha members commemorate the Buddha’s death, in one of the main festivals in the Buddhist year. We also remember our family and friends who have died, and the inescapable truth of our own passing. The festival will be online this year, more details to follow and timings may change

More about Buddhist festivals and ritual here

Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.