108 Year Pūjā
Monday 26th August 7pm – 9:30pm
The 108 year Puja is held on the 26th August each year in all Triratna Centres across the world to celebrate the birthday of our teacher and founder Sangharakshita.
In a ceremony at the end of the 2003 Combined Order Convention, each Triratna Buddhist Centre received a wooden box containing special items, blessed by Sangharakshita, to be used just once each year on his birthday.
We'll be remembering Sangharakshita with his poems and writings, and some people will talk about meetings with him, and the evening will end with a sevenfold puja.
This event is suitable for anyone who is familiar with puja.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to have been coming?
Everyone is welcome, but the evening will be especially suitable for those who know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up!
What is pūjā?
A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.
How much does the evening cost?
All of our events are run on a donation basis. There is no set charge, we just ask you to give what you can to support the event. The suggested amount for our evening classes and events is £7.
Can I still attend if I am under 18?
All our welcome at our classes however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If this is not possible it will be necessary to bring written permission from a parent of guardian if you are under 18 and would like to attend.