BGKT 2016 News

Updated 3 August 2020

BGKT 2016 News

2016 celebrated the 25th anniversary of BGKT’s founding in 1991.

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12968,0,0,1,0#.WP8bDMbTXIU

November 2016

INTERFAITH WEEK 13 –20 November 2016

BGKT participated in Inter Faith Week
https://www.interfaithweek.org/

The IFN Interfaith Network for the UK included Kendal

Kendal is included every year in Events by Town
https://www.interfaithweek.org/events/by-town

Unitarian Chapel Event On Sunday 20th November Interfaith Week was celebrated at Kendal Unitarian Chapel. An Interfaith Service led by Interfaith Minister Rev Mandy Reynolds (SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum Treasurer), included readings and prayers from and representatives of local faith communities and faith organizations. BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was represented by Upasaka Sumedha (BGKT Treasurer) and Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili (BGKT Secretary). Upasaka Sumedha gave a reading.
https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/03/slif-inter-faith-week-activities/

SLEDP Event South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presented a talk by Monsignor Francis Slattery on Interfaith on Thursday 17th November at The Kendal Quaker Friends Meeting House. The talk led to an interesting discussion on interfaith. SLEDP member Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili gave a short talk on BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services and Faith and Fire. The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Andy Blackman attended.

“Priest’s talk at Quaker Tapestry celebrates friendship between faiths”
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14914329.Priest__39_s_talk_at_Quaker_Tapestry_celebrates_friendship_between_faiths/

“Veteran priest to celebrate friendship between faiths at Kendal event”
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14737950.Veteran_priest_to_celebrate_friendship_between_faiths_at_Kendal_event/?ref=mrb&lp=14

SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum Event. The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Andy Blackman, joined SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith for a celebration in Kendal Town Hall on Tuesday 15 November. Readings were given by the Deputy Mayor and local faith groups. A booklet of readings was prepared by SLIF.
https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/03/slif-inter-faith-week-activities/
https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/15/readings-from-interfaith-week-2016/

November 2016

BGKT attended Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester’s Kathina Ceremony on Sunday 13 November. http://www.ketumati.org/

November 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 5 November. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

October 2016

BGKT attended MBC Manchester Buddhist Convention on Saturday 15 October 2016 at St Peter’s House Chaplaincy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/

October 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 1 October. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

September 2016

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) at Fellside Centre Kendal.

This retreat celebrated the 25th anniversary of BGKT’s founding in 1991.

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12968,0,0,1,0#.WP8bDMbTXIU

September 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 3rd September. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

August 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 6 August. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

July 2016

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) on 31 July 2016.

July 2016

The Rev Canon Dr Andrew Todd the Director of The Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies Centre visited Kendal on 11 July 2016. The visit was organized by The Cardiff Centre and Faith and Fire of which he is a member of the Steering Group. BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is also a member of the Steering Group. In the morning he met a Councillor who represented Kendal Town Council. He led an afternoon session for local Chaplains on behalf of Faith and Fire in the Community room at Kendal Fire Station. In the evening he gave a public talk at Kendal Stricklandgate Methodist Church about the Cardiff Centre’s research and work with chaplains in different settings to offer a picture of chaplaincy today – its scope, purpose and range of people involved in and served by chaplaincy. He also spoke about the changing face of religion, belief and spirituality in the life of our society.

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14616276.talk-at-kendal-church-shines-light-on-chaplaincy/

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14538775.kendal-talk-to-shine-light-on-chaplaincy/

July 2016

Kendal Civic Celebration for Mayor’s Sunday led by The Worshipful the Town Mayor Councillor Stephen Coleman on Sunday 3 July 2016, included an invitation from the Mayor to SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum and faith groups in Kendal. Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili represented BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada). She walked in the Civic Procession from the Town Hall to The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity for the Civic Service. Refreshments were served in the Mayors Parlour in Kendal Town Hall afterwards.

July 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 2nd July. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

June 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 4th June. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

May 2016

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal Theravada attended Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester’s Wesak Celebration on 22 May 2016. http://www.ketumati.org/

May 2016

The Mayor of Kendal Councillor Stephen Coleman attended BGKT’s Wesak celebrations, at Kendal URC United Reformed Church on May 21 2016.

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14342061.new-year-festival-to-be-celebrated-with-milk-rice-and-lanterns-by-local-buddhists/

May 2016

The Kendal Town Council Annual General Meeting & Mayor Making Ceremony for Mayor Councillor Stephen Coleman was held in Kendal Town Hall on 19 May 2016. Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili and Titus Gomes represented BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

April 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 2 April. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

March 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 5 March. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

February 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 6 February. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

January 2016

The Buddhist elibrary included pages by BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

https://www.buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/buddhist-elibrary/

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/

Buddhist Precepts / Sila
http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/thumbnails.php?album=153

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14244520.kendal-buddhists-delighted-that-their-works-feature-in-new-international-elibrary/

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, The Buddhist Channel, 2 February, 2016
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12656,0,0,1,0#.WP8kscbTXIU

 

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