Sangha Night: Metta for Merida
June is Triratna’s Buddhist Action Month where we focus on how Buddhist practice can have an effect on and change the world. To mark this, on Tuesday June 4th at7.15 pm we will have a special Sangha evening: Metta for Merida, Venezuela.
If you have been following Venezuela in the news you will know that Venezuelans are suffering. Most don’t have enough to eat. For example, mothers are forced to find food for their children from trash cans. If the children fall ill from food poisoning there is little medicine left and their health is seriously at risk. Kidnappings and shootings are becoming common, and there is a real risk of civil war.
Triratna’s centre in Merida is a haven where people from both sides of the political divide can meet peacefully in friendship, and free their minds of ill-will and despair through meditation and other Buddhist practice.
What does it mean to practice the Dharma in civil unrest?
We are fortunate to be joined by Gleysa on Tuesday, a young mitra from Merida, Venezuela who is currently studying at Adhisthana. She will tell us about her experience of practicing the Dharma in these conditions.
Please come and show your support for our fellow sangha members in Merida. We hope to raise funds for Merida on the evening so please bring along some dana (cash not card) if you wish to help.
Here’s a short film from Merida: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd99zX0RnSE&feature=youtu.be
6:00 Tatties Tuesdays (come for a shared meal)
7:15 Class starts
7:30 Meditation, talk, discussion and ritual