Buddhafield: Buddhism, Meditation and Community

Buddhafield Festival 2017 | Wednesday 12 — Sunday 16 July | Booking now! | Volunteer!

Next Buddhafield Event

Women’s Retreat

The Buddha encouraged the profound pleasure of absorption in meditation. Yet often our fixed ideas of who we are, or what spiritual practice should look like, can block us from pleasure, joy and contentment. On this retreat we'll explore enjoyment as part of the Buddhist path, particularly through meditation, singing, and simple contact with nature on this beautiful site in Devon. With yoga and some days of silence.

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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 “Embracing Simplicity”.