Cambridge Buddhist Centre

Buddhist Action Month this June

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is a festival of social action, with Buddhists worldwide engaging in socially beneficial activity rooted in Buddhist values.

BAM is an opportunity for us to act on our deepening understanding that we live in a complex, interconnected world, in which all our thoughts, feelings and actions have consequences, for us and for other living things.

Cambridge Buddhist Centre will be actively engaged and we will be holding a series of events throughout the month of June.

Our chosen theme is Connecting the world with love. We are reaching out with loving-kindness to all those in the world less fortunate than ourselves. With vast numbers of people displaced from their homes through warfare, famine, poverty and climate change, we need to find ways to respond in a positive and inclusive way.

As well as events, there will also be:

A collection for refugees - we will be organising a clothes and food collection at the Buddhist Centre for refugees from 7th - 24th June. We will have a collection point for clothes, camping equipment and food in the foyer. Donations will go to CamCRAG (Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group https://camcrag.org.uk/)

Sponsored Metta Bhavana Week - 18th June to 24th June is Refugee Week, an international event and a special focus of our Buddhist Action Month this year. There will be opportunities through the week to come together at the Centre and practise Metta Bhavana together, including refugees in our practice. Transforming our minds and hearts, we also transform the world. Practice sessions during the week are listed here:
http://connectingtheworldwithlove.com/smb#sessions

You can sponsor the sangha’s meditation at
http://connectingtheworldwithlove.com/smb
Money raised will be divided in equal thirds between two charities: Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group, and Refugee Action, and the Cambridge Buddhist Centre for its support of the event.

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Posting date: May 16th 2017

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