Published: 12/06/2018 19:00 - Updated: 12/06/2018 09:32

Meditation set to help Chanonry dolphins

Written byGregor White

 

Buddhists will be raising funds for whale and dolphin conservation as well as homeless people at a Black Isle event
Buddhists will be raising funds for whale and dolphin conservation as well as homeless people at a Black Isle event. Pic by WDC/ Charlie Phillips

BUDDHISTS are getting set to wish all life well during the Highlands’ first ever 24-hour midsummer meditation at Chanonry Point next weekend.

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Community Highlands and guests from further afield will be taking it in turns to meditate at the world famous dolphin watching site on June 23 and 24.

The event is being held as part of Buddhist Action Month and will raise funds for Scottish homeless charity Social Bite and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

"We want to make a positive difference in the world through our actions," said event organiser Gerry Beasley who lives in Rosemarkie.

"The theme of Buddhist Action Month is ‘Transforming Self, Transforming World’ and this is what we aim to do when we meditate. Mediation looks passive, but it is actively and radically transformative.

"As well as practising for our own benefit we meditate for all beings, so we thought it fitting to meditate at this spot to raise money for whales and dolphins as well as for people who find themselves homeless. 

"We chose the midsummer weekend as we thought it would be a great way to celebrate the Solstice as well."

Members of the local Triratna Buddhist Community have invited friends from groups across Scotland to join them and people will be meditating at Chanonry Point throughout the 24-hour period.

Donations can be made at buddhistcommunityhighlands.org.uk

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