Buddhafield: Buddhism, Meditation and Community
Next retreat: Spring Team Retreat | New Café programme available soon
The Buddhafield Festival is taking a sabbatical year: back again in July 2015!
We’re delighted to let you know that the programme for the 2014 Green Earth Awakening Camp is coming together and h we're delighted to share the highlights. Continue reading
After a successful first event in 2013, booking opens on the 2014 Green Earth Awakening Camp 16–20 July on the Blackdown Hills, Somerset. Continue reading
On the 25th January 2014, 6pm–10pm, the Buddhafield Café will be holding a fundraiser at Hamilton House, on Stokes Croft in Bristol to raise money to pay for a new tent canvas. Continue reading
The Buddhafield 2014 event programme has just been published, under a general theme of Dreaming the New. You can see the headlines on the Blog, or go straight to the booking page at www.buddhafield.com/retreats Continue reading
Buddhafield seems to exist as a separate entity, a thing of beauty that no matter how much the people that work for her fall apart, she still manages to appear before our very eyes to provide people with an inspiring … Continue reading
Buddhafield has been able to continually reinvent itself because it’s a collective. We’ve been able to seamlessly adapt to changes in personnel because, as one person’s inspiration has naturally moved on, another’s has flowed towards us. This has led to … Continue reading
Competition: prize draw for folk that walk or bicycle to this year's Festival! Help us by pining up a flyer at a noticeboard near you! Find out about shadow puppet show "The Handless Maiden" and Continue reading
Louise, Festival Decor Co-ordinator, Reflects on this year's Festival theme, Fire in the Heart. Continue reading
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 “Dreaming the New”.