A special ritual for Christchurch

Expressing our solidarity and compassion

Night Shrine

One week after the tragic events in Christchurch, we come together to express our solidarity, grief and compassion.

The response from the New Zealand people and government has been inspiring. We're so proud to be part of a nation that shows a deeply compassionate response and a commitment to unity and love.

Puja is about the cultivation and expansion of positive emotions including shraddha (faith-confidence). It is a practice which helps us crawl in behind the limited, habitual, fixed self and for a time experience ourselves as much more expanded and limitless.

Sangharakshita describes shraddha as a lifting up of the heart to something higher, touching something higher, experiencing, even if only for a moment, something higher. When we do this with one another it deepens the development of true community so that Sangha can indeed become a real and abiding refuge.

This Friday night puja is on the same day as weekly Islamic prayers.


22 March 2019  7:00pm-8:30pm


Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.


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