Celtic Buddhism

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The High Priest/Monk of Celtic Buddhism Andrew Peers has emailed me a Link to an Article that he wrote for a Internet Magazine on Buddhism called 'The Tattooed Buddha' that is about Celtic Buddhism.
 
 
You can check it out at:
 
 
The Article is called 'Tartan Buddhas' and shows how there should be a Fourth Tradition of Buddhism called 'Tartanyana' to go along with Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.
 
 
You can also check out Celtic Buddhism's Website at:
 http://www.celticbuddhism.org/
 
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Re: Celtic Buddhism

Here is the First Jerusalem Artichoke 'Sunchoke' Daisy Flower that I spotted popping out this yearGrowing in the Sacred Grove Sunchoke Patch at the BVS Buddhist Temple Community Garden:



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Attached are my pictures of the Temple during my Vesak Visit.

 


I got there early to enjoy some Silent Meditation enjoying the Garden for about an Hour or so. When a couple of Volunteers showed up, I helped with some Set Up and then went home to rest and change.

 


When I came back, I helped with some more Set Up and took some Pictures.

 


Here is the Picture of the Vesak Lanterns:

 

 


And here is the Community Garden from where I was having a Sitting Meditation:

 


And here is a set up of the Buddha as a Child:

 

 

And here is the Vesak Candle Lit Altar:


 


After the Refreshment Break, I gathered up the 5 cent Juice Boxes and put them in the Recycling Crate on the NE side of the Building. There was going to be Chantings for the next few hours, but I had to get Home to get some Personal Chores done and go to Bed early to get rest for going the Buddhism Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park the next morning, so I departed.

 


The Temple may use my Photos however they like.

 

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I found a Sterling Silver Platted Serving Platter that was discarded in Blue Box Recycling Bin the other day:



Since they do their Puja Processions on Silver Platters like that, I grabbed it, Shined It Up and Donated it to the BVS Temple in order to use it in their Puja Processions.


Here it is after it had been Presented and Blessed & Consecrated by the Monks:


 


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I attended an Unveiling of a New Buddhist Statue at the BVS Temple today.


I got there way early so that I could get a good Parking Spot and then went about taking a few Pictures.


Here is the Temple Building:


And here is the New Buddha Statue draped with a Curtain:



And here is the Unveiling of the New Buddhist Statue:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4mRBW7OCV4&feature=youtu.be


Here is a couple of Pictures of the Devotees paying Respect to the Buddha Statue:




And I took a quick Picture of the Monks as they did their Chantings:



And after the Monks did their Chantings, the BVS Singers did a few Songs:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uyberMKkMk&feature=youtu.be


For their Event, I had Mowed their Temple Lawns for them on Thursday & Friday after Work and made a few recommendations on doing Maintenance on their Lawn Mowers.


The Chairman in charge of their Building & Grounds Maintenance was so impressed with my Past Work, Recommendations and Enthusiasm, invited me to join the Temple's Building & Grounds Committee.


I am so excited that he invited me to join the Temples Building & Grounds Maintenance Committee. 


During this Socializing, there was a couple of Caucasian Devotees there to whom I gave information about Celtic Buddhism. I hope they check it out.


I then had a Good Puja Ceremonial Dinner and then headed off.

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I am told that a Good Book depicting Celtic Buddhism is called 'The Mahasiddha And His Idiot Servant' which I may someday soon buy from Amazon:
 
 
John Perks was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's butler, attendant, and personal secretary for seven years. This is a book about their personal relationship--a book Trungpa Rinpoche asked the author to write. ________ Quotes about the book: "Ven. Seonaidh Perks played a crucial role in the creation of many of the Vidyadhara's institutions and his story of their mutual dance is hilarious, wild, shocking, and poignant.
 
 
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Re: Celtic Buddhism

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I just got an email from the BVS Temple saying that they need a few Volunteers to help with their Set Up at a Buddhist Festival in downtown's Queen Elizabeth Park on May 29th.

 


Here is the URL to the Festival Information:
http://bcbuddhistfestival.com/index.php/en/

 


I am looking forward to helping with this Festival and representing the concept of Celtic Buddhism.

 


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