Buddhafield: Buddhism, Meditation and Community
Buddhafield Festival 2017 | Information coming soon!
Next Buddhafield Event
On our magical land on Dartmoor you are invited to help build our Village. There are structures to put up, kitchens to build, lodges to raise, land to clear, wood to chop and water to connect. A community spontaneously arises. The emphasis will be on activity; connecting with the land, sharing as a group, supporting each other in practise, play and work. We focus on little and often practise and explore how to relax and open in the heart of activity. This focus can really help support our everyday lives. We will have daily Kula meetings, morning meditation, evening activities, and time to unfold into this land. (Although Village I is a work retreat, retreatants and team are encouraged to stay on site.)More Infomation
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”.