Dance! in the Buddhist Centre – Tiratanaloka Unlimited Fundraiser

 3 Dec 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

Come and end your weekend in the best way possible – with music, dance and people! Ecstatic Dance facilitator Rachael will be playing an uplifting, energetic set of tunes, from resonant gongs to wild drums and deep house. Open and embrace all that comes your way in a magic carpet ride of ambient, euphoric and soul-stirring world beats.
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Ecstatic dance is a practice that creates a safe container for you to connect and commune with whatever arises. There is no right or wrong way to move, no expectation to feel or be any certain way. The term ‘ecstatic’ does not necessarily refer to being extremely happy, but also to getting out of your monkey mind and truly dropping into your body. The dance is unfacilitated, which means that you are able to follow and connect with what is arising.
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Hosted by Prajnahridaya and Saffron in the Great Hall.
The music will be ‘silent disco’, which means we’ll be wearing headsets all listening to the same music.
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This event will be run on a dana (generosity) basis, raising money for a bigger and better retreat centre where women can train for ordination (Tiratanaloka Unlimited). There will be an opportunity to donate during the event.
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Open to anyone who has completed the 12-week intro course.
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Booking is essential as there are limited headsets (form below). Thanks!
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Jordana

I first became interested in Buddhism as a teenager from a chance encounter with a book found in my school library. I was immediately struck by how Buddhism taught that I could change how I experience the world and that I could grow as a person. However, it wasn’t until many years later at the Sheffield Buddhist centre, that I began to commit myself fully to Buddhist practice as I saw that practicing Buddhist teachings was having a very positive impact on my life and on the lives of others.

I was delighted to join the Still Learning Team in November 2018. My previous work has been as a teacher and as an artist and I feel privileged to be able to bring those skills together with my passion for Buddhism in order to teach children and young people about Buddhism.

Aryadasa

I first came into contact with Buddhism in my final year of university when I attended an introductory course at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. I was instantly captivated by the revolutionary yet practical nature of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).

I began to meditate and apply Buddhism into my daily life and found that it actually worked! I had started to view the world differently and in a way that made me happier. I gained great confidence by this and became a committed Buddhist practitioner soon afterwards.

I enjoy sharing with others what I have learnt and how Buddhism has transformed me so I was delighted to join the Still Learning team in October 2013.

Buddhist Artefacts

Suitable for all Key Stages A fun activity for all ages. Explore a range of traditional Buddhist artefacts. Can you guess what they might be used for? Pupils and teachers love the hands-on approach of this game.

Ethics and Kamra

We have a range of exercises and activities, depending on ages and ability levels, exploring Buddhist ethics and their implications for how we might live as Buddhists.  

The Life of the Buddha

How did the Buddha become the Buddha? Who was he before? What is enlightenment?

An understanding of the Buddha’s life story is an indispensable introduction to the religion. We draw out the key aspects using a beautiful painting that depicts the different events from the story.

The Three Jewels

We often theme our tours and visits around the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dhamra and the Sangha. Find out why the Three Jewels are common and central to all schools of Buddhism.

Stilling Activity

Very popular with both students and teachers, this exercise will give you a taste of what it’s like to meditate.