Sangha News

62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

On the 18th to the 20th October the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagaloka, India, organised a celebration of Dhammachakra Pravartana day or the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism.  This event included an international conference on the theme of ”The Revival of Buddhism in India and its impact on Buddhist Dynamics in South Asia.”

I'll Meet You There - new book available in the SFBC Bookstore

I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication (Paperback)

This new book by Shantigarbha, NVC trainer, Dharma and Meditation teacher, and Mediator, is available now in our bookstore. 

More information and a "look inside" here.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

(Rumi)

Lit Crawl at the SFBC

Mary Salome will once again be hosting the SFBC's participation in Lit Crawl, Saturday Oct 20, 8pm to 9pm. 

She will also be one of the readers, along with Acarasiddhi and 4 other amazing local writers: Alex Gurevich, Sarah Paris, Lisa Rosenburg and Nabil Arnaoot (updated 10/11). 

Buddhafield Festival 2019: Meditation and Buddhism with a difference

Dates for 2019: July 17 to 21

"Buddhafield Festival is an intimate and joyful gathering of around 3,000 people, celebrating community and connection with the land. Song, dance, arts and crafts, yoga, meditation, and play blend together without drink or drugs to create a loving and life-affirming space. There will be Buddhist teaching, workshops and ritual, under sun and stars. The Festival is family-friendly and open to everyone, however you practice.

Fund to support new Buddhist Centers around the wolrd

The Triratna Future Dharma Fund has starting a campaign to build 3,200 Triratna centres around the world in the next 50 year. They got a £54,000 start at Adhisthana with 150 gifts from Order Members. To find out more about their work and make a contribution, visit the Future Dharma Fund web site.

Here's Sanghadeva's full talk, recorded at Adhisthana, for inspiration.

Dana for Kittens

Sangha member Julie Bennett, AKA Jules, loves all animals and wanted to do something to help with helpless and homeless pets. Now, she's a foster mom to several kittens, who are sharing a home with her and her three dogs until they find their forever homes.

"The dogs absolutely love having kittens in the house!" Julie said. "They are so cute and gentle with the babies."