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Buddha Festival


The Ann Ree Colton Foundation of Niscience Buddha Festival

was held in the Niscience garden on Saturday, April 24, 2021. This sacred annual event includes the sharing of Buddha's dharma teachings, Pleasance movements to Buddha's words, a dharma talk, and the sharing of haiku written by attendees.

The following is the Dharma talk presented by Enys Miller for this year's

Festival on the Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra:


Manipura: City of Jewels


Wherever you look, there is a rushing and struggling, and an eager pursuit of pleasure. There is a panic flight from pain and death, and hot are the flames of burning desires. The world is vanity fair, full of changes and transformations. All is Samsara.

Is there nothing permanent in the world? Is there in the universal turmoil no resting-place where our troubled heart can find peace? Is there nothing everlasting?