Viryanaga is fundraising

Sacred Landscape Yatra for Triratna Buddhist Community (Brixton)

£1305.00 + £243.75 Gift Aid = £1548.75
Donated to Viryanaga’s £2600.00 Goal

Viryanaga’s story

Viryanaga is chair of Brixton Buddhist Community and is one of the driving forces behind the recent developments, making the Dharma and meditation ever more vibrant and accessible in South London.

Viryanaga is hoping to raise £2,600, the cost of securing a second room in effraspace on Monday nights for an entire year, giving the opportunity to teach classes for both beginners and more experienced meditators on a weekly basis.

A Yatra is a Buddhist-inspired walking retreat: a mindful celebration of the ancient pathways and sites of energetic significance.

Alongside many other Buddhists Viryanaga will be making a 100-mile pilgrimage between Bristol and Adhistana (the burial site of Triratna's founder, Sangharakshita). Over the course of 10 days they will be walking in silence, allowing space for a deeper awareness to arise between themselves and the landscape. Each night, they will set up camp anew and cook together around a campfire, finishing the day with Buddhist ritual.

For a long time Brixton Buddhist Community has provided Monday night meditation classes for beginners, but a second room gives them the opportunity to progress with their meditation practice after having learned the basics. It also means experienced meditators within the Sangha have the opportunity to engage with greater depth of teaching on a weekly basis.

If just 26 people donated £100 each, equivalent of £1 a mile, we would reach our target, sharing the benefits of meditation and the Dharma in south London.

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Triratna Buddhist Community (Brixton)

The Brixton Buddhist Community is a small non-profit organisation working for the good of the community in South London. Our teachers are all members of the Triratna Buddhist Community, usually of many years experience, and who all volunteers who give their time freely for the benefit of others. Triratna is an international community of Buddhists providing local spaces for people to meditate together and explore the teachings of Buddhism.

Our classes offer teaching on meditation practice and Buddhist principles, at all levels of experience, with an emphasis on friendship and community.We run weekly meditation and Buddhism classes and courses on a donation basis, and a number of annual residential retreats.

The fundraising which we carry out directly supports the running of our activities which teach meditation and Buddhism to those who would most benefit from these practices within their lives. Our aims are both to help support people in becoming happier, healthier human beings and to reduce suffering within the world. 100% of your donation goes towards running these free activities for people in the local community and beyond, including our outreach work for disadvantaged groups.

Registered Charity Number: 1084889.

Find out more about Triratna Buddhist Community (Brixton)

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