BGKT 2018 News

Updated 27 July 2020

BGKT 2018 NEWS

November 2018

INTERFAITH WEEK 11 – 19 November 2018

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

https://www.interfaithweek.org/resources/inter-faith-week-stories-from-2018-inspiration-for-2019

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

Kendal was included in the Inter Faith Network Annual Review 2017/2018, page 36.
https://www.interfaith.org.uk/uploads/Inter_Faith_Network_for_the_UK_Annual_Review_17-18_E_LR.pdf

Westmorland Gazette

“Kendal friends celebrate Inter Faith Week 2018”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/17234111.kendal-friends-celebrate-inter-faith-week-2018/

“Kendal to celebrate Interfaith Week 2018”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/16900058.kendal-to-celebrate-interfaith-week-2018/

November 2018

BGKT attended the Kathina celebration at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati on Sunday 11 November. http://www.ketumati.org/

October 2018

Ven Galpottayaye Pemananda from Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester visited BGKT on Thursday 18 October.

October 2018

BGKT attended MBC Manchester Buddhist Convention on Sunday 14 October 2018 at St Peter’s House Chaplaincy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/

October 2018

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

September 2018

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) on 30 September 2018.

September 2018

Ven Galpottayaye Pemananda from Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester visited BGKT on Thursday 6 September.

September 2018

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

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 30 years of Introducing Buddhism book”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/16390714.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-30-years-of-introducing-buddhism-book/

August 2018

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

July 2018

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) on 29 July 2018.

The retreat celebrated the 30th anniversary of Introducing Buddhism. Introducing Buddhism by Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru Aggamaha Pandita DLitt DLitt (1896-1998) and Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili. Introducing Buddhism was originally published by The Buddhist Society London in 1988, to accompany The Buddhist Society’s Introducing Buddhism Course, on which Jacquetta Gomes was one of the teachers. Introducing Buddhism has subsequently been published by Buddhist organisations in England, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the USA. Introducing Buddhism is available on several websites including Access to Insight and Google Books. Introducing Buddhism was launched by the BCC Buddhist Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka with 24 other books under the patronage of Venerable Dr K. Sri Dhammananda Chief Sangha Nayaka of Malaysia and Singapore, in December 1997.

Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation (Taiwan). Introducing Buddhism. Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru Aggamaha Pandita DLitt DLitt, and Jayasili (Jacquetta Gomes). Taipei, Taiwan: The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, 2008 reprint of 2007. (Book code EN074) (This includes as an appendix the booklet: Requirements and Ceremonies for The Five Precepts (Panca Sila), The Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth (Ajivatthamaka Sila), Dhamma Teachers Certificate, issued by the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) and Ketumati Buddhist Vihara at Wesak 2006 updated February 2010).

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 30 years of Introducing Buddhism book”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/16390714.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-30-years-of-introducing-buddhism-book/

July 2018

On Monday 9 July 2018 Councillor Guy Tirvengadum Mayor of Kendal hosted a talk by Carrie de Silva (Principal Lecturer at Harper Adams University) about her publication FIRST WOMEN: The first women in law, government, the professions and other notable posts, achievements and matters of interest by Carrie de Silva.

https://cdn.harper-adams.ac.uk/document/profile/180327-First-Women-the-first-women-ini-law-government-897493.pdf

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes was included as a First Woman (2014) in First Women. The Mayor commented “I am delighted that a Kendal resident is represented in such an important publication which includes women who have contributed to society and given great service”.

“From Chanel to fire chaplain, academic gives talk on First Women”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/16349995.from-chanel-to-fire-chaplain-academic-gives-talk-on-first-women/

“Buddhist fire chaplain joins ‘first women’ from Nightingale to Chanel”
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/16163088.buddhist-fire-chaplain-joins-first-women-from-nightingale-to-chanel/

July 2018

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on Saturday 7 July. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

July 2018

Kendal Civic Celebration for Mayor’s Sunday led by The Worshipful the Town Mayor Councillor Guy Tirvengadum on Sunday 1 July 2018, included an invitation from the Mayor to 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.

June 2018

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes was included as an Inspiring Woman by Women to Work

https://www.womentowork.co.uk/inspiring_women/jacquetta-gomes-sangha-community-of-buddhist-monks-authorized-dhamma-teacher-in-theravada-buddhism-and-fire-chaplain/

https://www.womentowork.co.uk/our-round-up-of-inspiring-women-2018/

https://twitter.com/womentoworkuk/status/1010146682783268864

June 2018

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes was included as a First Woman in Women in the City’s List of First British Women (2014).

https://www.citywomen.co.uk/knowledge-bank/first-british-women/

June 2018

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) stall at Kendal Unity Festival 23 June 2018. Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) is a member of the Organising Committee). http://www.cumbriaunity.org/categories/organising-committee

http://www.cumbriaunity.org/

June 2018

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

May 2018

The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Alvin Finch attended BGKT’s Wesak celebrations, at Kendal URC United Reformed Church on May 29 2018.

May 2018

Ven Galpottayaye Pemananda from Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester visited BGKT on Wednesday 23 May.

May 2018

The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Alvin Finch attended BGKT’s Wesak celebrations, at Kendal URC United Reformed Church on May 29 2018.

May 2018

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal Theravada attended Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester’s Wesak Celebration on Sunday 20 May 2018. http://www.ketumati.org/

Venerable Galpottayaye Pemananda presented Upasaka Nanda (who became an Upasaka in 1994) from Keswick Buddhist Group with a Certificate of Competence to Teach Theravada Buddhism and a Certificate of Becoming an Upasaka. Upasaka Nanda also received a Sangha Authorized Dhamma Teacher badge. Upasika Sunandā from BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was presented with a Certificate of Becoming an Upasaka.

May 2018

The Kendal Town Council Annual General Meeting & Mayor Making Ceremony for Mayor Councillor Guy Tirvengadum was held in Kendal Town Hall on 17 May 2018. Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili and Upasaka Sumedha represented BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

May 2018

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

April 2018

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on Saturday 7 April. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness). http://www.ketumati.org/

February 2018

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

January 2018

Venerable Maholava Ariyadhamma (a cave dwelling monk from Sri Lanka) visited Kendal. On Saturday 27 January he visited Kirkby Lonsdale. He led a meditation retreat for BGKT’s on 28 January at Fellside Centre Kendal.

January 2018

Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes chanted the Metta Sutta [The Discourse on Loving Kindness] in Pali and English, at the Merz Barn memorial of Kurt Schwitters 70th anniversary of becoming a British Citizen. The memorial took place in Kendal on Sunday 7 January.

“Artist’s citizenship anniversary marked”, Westmorland Gazette 4 January 2018 page 29
https://www.facebook.com/MerzBarnLangdale/photos/a.1786445414948313/2003004976625688/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/MerzBarnLangdale/photos/pcb.2005531153039737/2005530649706454/?type=3&theater

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15819046.kurt-schwitters-merz-barn-may-be-sold-to-china-charity-warns/

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