BGKT 2021 News

Updated 18 February 2022

BGKT 2021 News

BGKT 30th Anniversary 2021.

December 2021

Lancaster District https://www.lancasterdistrict.co.uk/ published

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT 30th Anniversary 2021

December 2021

“Class Notes: Jacquetta Gomes”, Durham Newswire (December 2021) includes Jacquetta Gomes BGKT Secretary, Fire Chaplain and Durham University Alumna.

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December 2021

Sakyadhita UK Newsletter

2021 17 December “Sakyadhita International Conference 26 -29 December: Development Group Member Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT has also shared the following information:…”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Sakyadhita Conference Special News (17 December 2021).

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November 2021

BDG Buddhist Door Global Website

2021 24 November “Marking the 125th Birth Anniversary of Ven. Ananda Maitreya in England”
by Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes

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2021 24 November Buddhist Door Global feature: “Marking the 125th Birth Anniversary of Ven. Ananda Maitreya in England”

Remembering a revered monk who played an invaluable role in the development of Buddhism in the West

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2021 24 November Buddhist Door Global feature: “Marking the 125th Birth Anniversary of Ven. Ananda Maitreya in England”

Remembering a revered monk who played an invaluable role in the development of Buddhism in the West

November 2021

INTERFAITH WEEK 14 – 21 November 2021

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

IFN Inter Faith Network for the UK posted Kendal on the Inter Faith Week website.

2021 22 November Press release: Inter Faith Week 2021 – thousands take part in activities building inter faith cooperation and understanding

https://www.interfaithweek.org/news/press-release-IFW-2021-thousands-take-part

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Open Meeting – participate from home

https://www.interfaithweek.org/events/buddhist-group-of-kendal-theravada-open-meeting-participate-from-home-4355

October 2021

Sakyadhita UK Newsletter

2021 6 October “In the Tibetan Buddhist Encyclopedia you will find an entry from our development group member Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes [Tiracchana-Katha Unskilful Talk]”, and “Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth)” by Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes, and “Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma 1929-2021” by Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Autumn News (6 October 2021).

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September 2021

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding in September 1991. A celebration was held on Sunday 26 September. Buddhist Group of Keswick (Theravada) participated.

September 2021

Upasika Sunanda represented BGKT at the celebration at Harham Ratanagiri Monastery in Northumberland on Sunday 19 September.

August 2021

Quang Duc Monastery Fawkner (near Melbourne) Victoria Australia added to its website

https://quangduc.com/p52204/homepage

2021 20 August Author Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili

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2021 20 August 125th Anniversary of Birth of Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Aggamaha Pandita Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru DLitt DLitt (23rd August 1896 – 18th July 1998)

by Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili

2021 7 August BEP Buddhist Embroidery Project (Venerable Apparakke Jinaratana of Sri Lanka)

by Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili

https://quangduc.com/a71409/bep-buddhist-embroidery-project-venerable-apparakke-jinaratana-of-sri-lanka-

2021 7 August Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth

by Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili

https://quangduc.com/a71410/eight-precepts-with-right-livelihood-as-the-eighth

2021 7 August Requirements And Ceremonies For The Five Precepts (Pañca Sīla) The Eight Precepts With Right Livelihood As The Eighth (Ājīvatthamaka Sīla) Dhamma Teachers Certificate

By Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) and Ketumati Buddhist Vihara [Manchester]

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July 2021

Quang Duc Monastery Fawkner (near Melbourne) Victoria  Australia added to its website

https://quangduc.com/p52204/homepage

2021 30 July Introducing Buddhism

by Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru Aggamaha Pandita DLitt DLitt (1896-1998) and Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili

https://quangduc.com/p52210a71348/introducing-buddhism-venerable-dr-balangoda-ananda-

July 2021

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2021 30 July “On 24 August 2021 we celebrated the 125th birth anniversary in Sri Lanka of Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Aggamaha Pandita Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru DLitt DLitt”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Summer News (30 July 2021).

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July 2021

Global Thought Festival Closing Ceremony 31 July 2021 Kendal

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) ran a stall and spoke during the Open Mike session of the Closing ceremony of the Global Thought Festival on 31st July 2021.

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes spoke about the 125th birth anniversary in August of Venerable Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Aggamaha Pandita Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru DLitt DLitt (23rd August 1896 -18th July 1998). The Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) (BGKT) is fortunate to have as its founder Spiritual Advisors Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya and Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Maha Thera.

Venerable Ananda Maitreya and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes are joint authors of Introducing Buddhism. This booklet has been published by Buddhist organisations in England, Malaysia (as Buddhism A Quick Introduction), Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and the USA.

July 2021

Cumbria Global Thought Festival July 2021

https://www.instagram.com/globalthoughtfestival/

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Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) who has taught BGKT since 1999, and Jacquetta Gomes BGKT Secretary led an earlier session for the Global Thought Festival Sunday School Session: Buddhism  on Sunday 4 July.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTU2wkSPBL8cBicTp0y7qQ/videos

June 2021

CUF Cumbria Unity Festival Saturday 19 June 2021. Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a session of mindfulness and meditation on behalf of BGKT for CUF Cumbria Unity Festival.

CUF Cumbria Unity Festival Legacy programme (Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa’s session is under Kendal on page 6)

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http://www.cumbriaunity.org/cumbria-unity-festival-2021

http://www.cumbriaunity.org/festival-day-2021

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kMo2P-3nP0Yckse6dGb_ZtkpVBvEvrXL/view

https://www.facebook.com/UnityFestival/

June 2021

Faith Action is a national organisation.
https://www.faithaction.net/

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes (who is a Fire Chaplain) was a panellist at Faith action’s Coffee House on Chaplaincy on 16 June 2021.

2021 11 June “Join us next Weds at 11am for our Coffee House! Find out more about the role of chaplains in Covid-19 and the recovery from the pandemic. Panellists: Imam, NHS mental health chaplain & Jacquetta Gomes, Buddhist Fire chaplain.”

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June 2021

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2021 6 June “Women in British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection, Community, was published by Routledge (in the Critical Studies in Buddhism series) in 2020, by Dr Caroline Starkey Associate Professor of Religion and Society at the University of Leeds”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, (June 2021). (BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is mentioned in this article as a Fire Chaplain).

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2021 11 June “Women in British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection, Community, was published by Routledge (in the Critical Studies in Buddhism series) in 2020, by Dr Caroline Starkey Associate Professor of Religion and Society at the University of Leeds”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, (11 June 2021). (BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is mentioned in this article as a Fire Chaplain).

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May 2021

BGKT’s Vesak Celebration took place at Kendal Unitarian Chapel Hall (under Covid-19 restrictions) on May 26 2021. The Mayor of Kendal Councillor Douglas Rathbone attended.

Kendal Town Council Website

https://www.kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk/events/2021-05/

Kendal Town Council Calendar: Mayor – Buddhist Group of Kendal, Vesak Celebration May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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KTC Kendal Town Council Facebook

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May 2021

2021 7 May “The new AFSA Asian Fire Service Association toolkit on religion and belief is now on the AFSA website: Jacquetta Gomes, acknowledged as the first female Buddhist Fire Chaplain in the world”, Chaplaincy Everywhere Chaplaincy + Social Justice Newsletter.

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April 2021

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2021 21 April Newsletter “Photographs shared from an Upasika (female lay Buddhist) member of BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Spring News (17 April 2021).

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2021 17 April Photographs shared from an Upasika (female lay Buddhist) member of BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Spring News (17 April 2021).

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March 2021

“Durham University “International Women’s Day” 2021 page on Durham University website. “Pioneering female chaplains from Durham University” includes Jacquetta Gomes BGKT Secretary, Fire Chaplain and Durham University Alumna.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/equality.diversity/events/iwd/

March 2021

“Class Notes: Jacquetta Gomes”, Durham Newswire (March 2021) includes Jacquetta Gomes BGKT Secretary, Fire Chaplain and Durham University Alumna.

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February 2021

The High Sheriff of Cumbria led a meeting on 26 February 2021, with Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara (Manchester). The meeting was also attended by Venerable Galpottayaye Pemananda from Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes.

The High Sheriff of Cumbria Website

“Meeting with the Buddhist Community in Cumbria 26 February 2021”

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The High Sheriff of Cumbria Facebook Page

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February 2021

WIHW World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

Event: https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/pec-events/world-interfaith-harmony-week-interfaith-sessions/1612162800/

Event: https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/pec-events/session-at-home-of-meditation-prayer-and-study/

Report:  https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/view-reports/?report=55771

February

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2021 6 February Newsletter “Meet the Development Team: Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili)”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, (First Issue) (6 February 2021).

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2021 6 February “Meet the Development Team: Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili)”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, (First Issue) (6 February 2021).

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