Buddhafield: Buddhism, Meditation and Community

Buddhafield Festival 2018 | Wednesday 18 — Sunday 22 July | Booking now! | Volunteer!

Next Buddhafield Event

The Buddhafield Kit Retreat

Throughout the winter we will have been working on our kit and now we are asking the broader community for help. We are holding a week of work at Frog Mill, our land located within the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. We invite you to come and give whatever of your time you can to working in community on the land, drinking tea round a fire, meditating and opening up the thatch. You can come for the whole week, or just a few days, or just make a day trip. All are welcome.

The plan for the week is to work on canvas, electrics, plumbing, vehicles and more. There are heavier tasks and lighter tasks, just get in touch if you have any questions about the work and how suitable it might be for you.

If you're staying over please bring camping gear. We will provide food, tea and warmth, a shrine space and dharma input. The Buddhafield season can't go ahead without your help. Please don't underestimate what you give to us by volunteering.

Through working together in Sangha, with the right intention and the right vision we can open up to the wonders of existence.

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A slideshow of images representing the facets of Buddhafield

What is a “Buddhafield”?

Buddhafield is a collective of Buddhists involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community: some of us are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. We live all over the UK, but we run a programme of camping activities in the South West of England, focused around the teaching and practise of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation. We are perhaps best known for organising our own Festival and for the Buddhafield Café, which goes to festivals and fairs like Glastonbury, Sunrise and The Green Gathering. As well as this, we run an annual programme of meditation retreat camps and we cultivate on our own land.

The concept of a “Buddhafield”, or of “Buddhafields”, originates in the Mahayana Buddhist Sutras. In these Sutras, Buddhafields are planes of perfect beauty created by the compassionate action of a Buddha. As such they are an environment in which all conditions are perfectly conducive to spiritual practice and in which to gain Enlightenment.

Each year Buddhafield adopts a theme. This year we are exploring “The Dance of Life and Death”.