Date(s) - 27 Dec 2020
2:30 am - 3:45 am
As the years’ end draws nigh and between the Christmas and New Year celebrations, nestles a special day celebrating the great contribution of women to Buddhism!
Sanghamitta Day is a major Buddhist festival held annually in honour of one of our Great bhikkhuni foremothers, Venerable Sanghamitta Theri; a fully enlightened Arahant, who’s father was the Great Emperor Asoka. Ven Sanghamitta Theri went to Sri Lanka to establish the Bhikkhuni Sangha there, arriving by sea from India with a sapling of the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha awakened to the Four Noble Truths. The sapling was planted at Anuradhapura in 288 BC and is the world’s oldest known living tree – and the Bhikkhuni Sangha is growing in strength in Sri Lanka, and around the world, today.
To commemorate this auspicious event, Ven Canda has been invited to lead an online Dhamma session, open to all, as part of a full day programme at the Thames Buddhist Vihara, between 2:30 – 3:45 pm. The theme is “Contentment and Letting Go,” and will include a guided meditation, Dhamma talk and an opportunity for Q&A.
Join Ven Canda and the Thames Buddhist Vihara on Sunday 27th December, for this special programme in celebration of the contribution of women to Buddhism and dedicated to all people everywhere interested in deepening their Dhamma practice.
For the Zoom link/meeting ID and password, please see the brochure below.