Monday, 20 June 2011

The Buddhist Glastonbury - Buddhafield

Just off to Glastonbury for the week so there will no more blogging until I return. Festivals are a wonderful place to recharge your batteries, experience a lot of new sensations and meet some great people. Glastonbury of course is the child of the wonderful human being Michael Eavis whose father was Methodist lay preacher and he himself is an inspiring libertarian teetotalling farmer with a love of music. It is now firmly the world’s greatest art and music festival taking place over 4 days and attracting 185,000 visitors.

There is a lesser known equivalent Buddhist 'Glastonbury' this is a community of men and women who follow the Buddha's path and see nature , natural living and living in the community all part of their life's journey. They meet annually at the Buddhafield festival which is a spin out from the Glastonbury healing fields in the early nineties. There's comunity, good food, music meditation and inspiration and as they follow the five Buddhist precepts there is strictly no intoxicants sold or consumed on the site. I hope some day I’ll join them.

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama

1 comment:

  1. To the girl on the London - Birmingham Virgin train (Sunday 7th July 15:30)with the beauty mark beneath her right eye and the hangover and lives on a farm in South Birmingham and loves horses. All I know is that you're attending Buddahfield and if by some million to one chance you look at this or someone who knows you does then I'd like to say hello and that it was nice talking to you and apologise if we made too much noise sitting next to you and that you should can reach me here