Buddhafield: Buddhism, Meditation and Community
Rosie Lancaster is workshop co-ordinator at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening Camp (24-27 May 2013), where Windysheep Organic Tannery and Raven Fire Snake will be showing us how to tan fish skins and work with fish leather. Rosie shares some reflections of the ethics of using animal skin in consumer products. Continue reading
Really Wild Forest School are one of the workshops coming to the 2013 Green Earth Awakening Camp. Set your kids free to build shelters and campfires! Afternoon sessions for ages 8 and up, adults welcome if kids want them. There will be morning toddler groups. Continue reading
The philosophy behind the Green Earth Awakening Camp 2013: by recognising our influences on our environment and the simultaneous influences our environment has on us, we can understand a duty to uphold an ethical way of being. Continue reading
From Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime of the last weekend of February 2013, 12 people did periods of practical work to help prepare for the coming season of camping activities. Includes a photo set. Continue reading
Green Earth Awakening Camp
Friday 24 —
Monday 27 May 2013
A wonderful opportunity to come together on a Buddhafield camp for up to 500 people, in the glorious Blackdown Hills. A chance to connect with the land, re-learn forgotten skills and live communally for a while, exploring pathways towards a sustainable future. There will be a range of green crafts, offering the chance to make something beautiful with our own hands and learn new but traditional skills; social change workshops and ecology talks
More information and Book tickets.
We’ll be posting detailed updates about the Camp on the Buddhafield Blog for the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the Buddhafield Blog.
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 “A Fire in the Heart”.