Friday full moon puja

Buddhist devotional practice based on Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara

Full moon in night sky

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.

We pick the Friday night closest to the actual full moon. Many significant moments in the Buddha's life happened under a full moon, which is why these dates are considered auspicious.

When

30 October 2020  7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost

Location

Image of The Auckland Buddhist Centre
The Auckland Buddhist Centre

381 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Led by

Portrait of Vasudhara
Vasudhara

Vasudhara has been involved with the Triratna Buddhist community since 1999 and was ordained in 2014. She leads some of our Friday night pujas and is…