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Order Practice Day with Ratnaguna – CANCELLED

Sun 20th Jan : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Very sorry, we’ve had to cancel this event as Ratnaguna is unwell.

A day of practice and friendship for local members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, led by Ratnaguna

The Dream: Getting Closer to Bhante Through his Poetry

“They constitute a sort of spiritual autobiography, sketchy indeed, but perhaps revealing, or at least suggesting, aspects of my life that would not otherwise be known”
Sangharakshita, Preface to Complete Poems 1941-1994

Following Bhante’s death I gave four talks on him at the Centre. A number of people told me that he had felt a rather distant figure, but my talk had helped them to get a little closer to him as a person. So at Bhante’s Commemoration Day I gave short commentaries on some of his poems, to introduce the reading of his poetry as a way to get to know him. We will continue this theme today, reading aloud and discussing some of Bhante’s poems as a way of getting closer to him, as a person. We will also meditate together.

The Dream

My heart was held within an Angel’s hands.
He looked at it and said “It’s brighter now,
But still it needs more cleaning.” Smiling then,
He bent and kissed it with serenest brow.

Sangharakshita, 1982

Practical Arrangements

• Please arrive from 10 am for a 10.30 start in the shrine room Ratnaguna will be here at 10 and invites you to join him for coffee or tea
• No charge, but please let us know that you’re coming, by phone, by email or by booking a free ticket online if available below
• Please bring vegan food to share. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

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Sun 20th Jan
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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Order Members
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