BGKT 2021 News

Updated 26 June 2021

BGKT 2021 News

June 2021

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes were interviewed on 23 June in advance for the July Cumbria Global Thought Festival.

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-global-thought-festival-tickets-150328852645

June 2021

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.

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.”

https://twitter.com/FaithActionnet/status/1403373089983971338/photo/1

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faithaction-coffee-house-chaplaincy-tickets-158882605149#

June 2021

Sakyadhita UK Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SakyadhitaUK

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, (June 2021). (BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is mentioned in this article as a Fire Chaplain).

Sakyadhita UK Newsletter

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, (June 2021). (BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is mentioned in this article as a Fire Chaplain).

https://mailchi.mp/598e084557ae/julys-informal-chat-more

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/

KTC Kendal Town Council Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/kendaltowncouncil/photos/a.105501781245631/303476978114776/

https://www.facebook.com/kendaltowncouncil/posts/303477074781433

2021 10 June Kendal Mayor attends special Buddhism Vesak celebration

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/19360742.kendal-mayor-attends-special-buddhism-vesak-celebration/

April 2021

Sakyadhita UK Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SakyadhitaUK

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 (April 2021).

Sakyadhita UK Newsletter

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 (April 2021).

https://mailchi.mp/df2c7346328b/spring-news?fbclid=IwAR2TpyFa5YS5gyjxTTwhzprRhr5h73uy8iw5FzPuW0d4lvz5w88DqmrK4GU

March 2021

2021 28 March “Faith Viewpoint: The Power of Nature”, BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal, The Westmorland Gazette, (25 March 2021) page 41.

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/19184403.faith-viewpoint—power-nature-buddhist-group-kenda/

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.

https://www.dunelm.org.uk/news

https://www.dunelm.org.uk/news/newswire

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 Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/hscumbria2020/photos/a.112265030426890/256736352646423/

The High Sheriff of Cumbria Website

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

Weblinkhttps://www.highsheriffofcumbria.co.uk/news-events-2020-2021/

https://www.highsheriffofcumbria.co.uk/news-events-2020-2021/

February 2021

2021 15 February “Kendal Buddhist Group founder becomes first woman profiled by international newsletter”

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/19079671.buddhist-group-kendal-founder-first-woman-profiled-international-buddhist-newsletter/

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

Sakyadhita UK Facebook

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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) (February 2021).

https://www.facebook.com/SakyadhitaUK

Sakyadhita UK Newsletter

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

https://mailchi.mp/5f52cec355d6/hello-welcome-from-sakyadhita-uk

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