Full Moon Observance Day

Sunday Evenings from 20.00 - 21.00

The Buddhist Calendar runs on the ancient Moon cycle and it has always been
customary to use the Full Moon days as a time to reflect upon the Dhamma
and renew our commitment to the Refuges and Precepts.

There will be a short talk on one of the subjects listed below. Then 30 min. sitting. We shall end with a short reflection on the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. Then people can take the Refuges and Precepts at whatever their level of commitment. We will finish with
prectising Metts and reading and chanting of the Metta Goodwill Sutta.

We shall clebrate the Full Moon on the nearest Sunday since this is one evening most people would be available.

A reminder will be sent a few days before, but do put the dates in your diary anyway.

Full Moons and Subject Matter


Jan 16      Resolution and Joy

Feb 27      Compassion


Mar 28     Gratitude, Generosity and Renunciation                                                                                   Video                Stream/Download mp3

Apr 25      Spiritual Faculties & Factors of Enlightenment, focusing on Confidence                           Video                Stream/Dowload mp3

May 23     Buddha Day – sharing with Pain Dei Ciliegi in Italy again   -the Nine Qualities of the Buddha. Video   Stream/Download mp3

Jun 27      Four Noble Truths - The basic platform upon which all the teachings are based, centring on the meaning of Dukkha.  Video   Stream/Download mp3

Jul 25       Dukkha (Unsatisfactoriness and Sila (Morality and Ethics) - The Buddha, cenring his teaching on Dukkha, lays out the moral and ethical rules we must follow to be liberated from that very same dukkha.      Video          Stream/Download

Aug 22     Dependent Origination, the Role of desire and the only Choice. A quick revision of the teaching and looking at desire and where the escape from suffering is to be found.    Video          Stream/Download

Sep 19      Kamma and Rebirth. What is personal karma? Is there such a thing as Social Karma? Where does Rebirth fit in.   Video    Stream/Download

Oct 17      Right Livelihood Can we broadenout the definition to include all we do in our lives so that what we do serves our purpose of becoming liberated from Dukkha?  Video       Stream/Download

Nov 21     10 Perfections

Dec 19      Love and community