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Women’s Sangha Gathering with Sanghajata

Sunday, August 13th @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

We are not separate.

The Buddha and his disciples lived in the midst of nature, wandering on foot for eight or nine months of the year from one village to another through the jungles of Northern India. Their days and nights were spent in forests, in parks, on mountains or by rivers; out in the elements, sleeping under the stars.

All of the episodes of major significance in the Buddha’s life history unfolded in close contact with the natural world. He was born in the open air while his mother supported herself with a bough laden with flowers. He gained Enlightenment beneath the Bodhi Tree seated on a carpet of grass with the Earth as his witness and in the end he passed away between Sal Trees. The Earth was the Buddha’s witness and it is also our witness. The universe is alive as we are, it contains elements as we do. We share them.

We are not separate.

Our human problems are often caused through thinking of self and other, self and element, self and the world. On this Women’s Day through mediation, reflection and discussion we will explore together how being part of nature and connected to it is part of our human condition and how by becoming aware of this with kindness we are stepping on to the path of liberation.

Please bring a vegan lunch to share. We look forward to seeing you.

Bio: Sanghajata lives in Cambridge and was Ordained eight years ago; she was living in Ipswich at the time. At present she teaches Meditation at the Cambridge Buddhist centre and is an Active member of the Triratna Earth sangha. Sanghajata is looking forward to being back in Ipswich, meeting old friends and making new ones.

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How to Join

This is an in person event at the Centre. The doors open at 9.45am for a 10am start. We aim to be finished by 4pm.

There is a charge for this event, please purchase a ticket below. Tickets cost £25 full price and £15 concessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event suitable for me?

This event is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, and is suitable for newcomers.

Do I have to stay all day?

To get the most out of the day you are warmly encouraged to stay for the whole event.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring a vegan lunch to share, and a notepad in case you would like to take notes.

The Women’s Sangha Gathering Team

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4 Friars Bridge Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1RR United Kingdom
01473 211516
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