BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Publications Buddhist Chaplaincy and Engaged Buddhism

Updated 3 September 2021

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Publications Buddhist Chaplaincy and Engaged Buddhism

See also BGKT Publications page on this website:

Bibliography

This bibliography includes some publications currently available on the web, but not earlier publications no longer available on the web nor publications which have never appeared on the web.

Books

Women in British Buddhism

Women in British Buddhism, Caroline Starkey. (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism Series). (2019) (ISBN: 978-1-138-08746-0) Buddhist Fire Chaplain Jacquetta Gomes is on pages 23, 56 and 206.

https://www.routledge.com/Women-in-British-Buddhism-Commitment-Connection-Community/Starkey/p/book/9781138087460

Facebook

BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/BEWES-Buddhists-Engaged-with-Emergency-Services-810763728983799

BGKT Facebook Group and Page

Page

https://www.facebook.com/Buddhist-Group-of-Kendal-Theravada-348652228579651

Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Kendaltheravada

Articles in Journals

“Buddhists, Fire and Rescue Service and Police Working Together in Cumbria”, Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili, Faith Initiative, Issue 27 (September, 2012) page 10. https://www.faithinitiative.co.uk/

https://www.faithinitiative.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Faith-Issue-27-for-WEB.pdf

“First Female Buddhist Fire Chaplain in the World” by Emily DeMaioNewton (Tricycle‘s associate editor) and Karen Jensen (Tricycle‘s web editor), Tricycle Buddha Buzz Weekly: Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world, (04 July 2020).

“Have faith: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services multi-faith chaplaincy…”, Fire, (April 2018) pages 36-37. (Part of Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing)

https://www.fire-magazine.com/

“Q & A with Jacquetta Gomes The first female Buddhist fire chaplain”, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, (Spring 2016) pages 22-23.

https://tricycle.org/tag/buddhist-chaplain/

“Q Eye: Trail-blazing women from Jacquetta Gomes from Kendal” The Friend [Quaker Magazine], (13 March 2020), page 16. (ISSN 0016-1268)

https://thefriend.org/article/eye-13-march-2020

News Lanka Newspaper

2018 5 April “First Women”, News Lanka, Issue 1374 (05 April 2018) page 23.

https://docplayer.net/96103634-We-carry-the-broadest-selection-of-sl-news-for-the-broadest-cross-section-of-sri-lankans-free-weekly-newspaper-established-since.html

Websites

AWAZ Equality Cumbria CIF Cumbria Interfaith Forum

2019 26 June “The Diversity Festival of the Year” Kendal Unity Festival has brought sunshine and smiles for all in Kendal”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/awaz-cumbria/news/diversity-festival-year-kendal-unity-festival-has-brought-sunshine-and-smiles-all

2014 1 April “Faith & Fire Partnership between Fire Service & Faith Communities”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/faith-fire-partnership-between-fire-service-faith-communities

2013 10 December “Multi-Faith Chaplaincy in Healthcare Services in Cumbria” [Keith Munnings, Chair of the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group]

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/multi-faith-chaplaincy-healthcare-services-cumbria

2013 24 October “Multi-Faith Meeting, Kendal United Reformed Church, 5 November, 5-7pm” [Keith Munnings, Chair of the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group]

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/multi-faith-meeting-kendal-united-reformed-church-5-november-5-7pm

2013 17 March “South Lakes Interfaith Forum Event, Kendal, 11 May, 10am to 4pm” [Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke WCF World Congress of Faiths President]

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/south-lakes-interfaith-forum-event-kendal-11-may-10am-4pm

2013 6 May “Buddhist Group of Kendal Update: Pilgrimage Fundraising Walk around Britain for ‘Mind and Pain Concern’”

https://equalitycumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/buddhist-group-kendal-update

2013 6 May “Buddhist Group of Kendal Update: Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service ‘Mindfulness’ Session”

https://equalitycumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/buddhist-group-kendal-update

2012 7 August “SLEDP & SLIF National Interfaith Week Event, Sat 17 Nov 2012, 10am-4pm, Kendal South Lakes Foyer”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/sledp-slif-national-interfaith-week-event-sat-17-nov-2012-10am-4pm

2012 23 August

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service – Buddhist Talk and Q&A – August 2012

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/cumbria-fire-rescue-service-buddhist-talk-and-qa-august-2012

2012 20 April “Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Vesak Celebration”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/buddhist-group-kendal-therav%C4%81da-vesak-celebration

22 November 2011 “National Interfaith Week in Kendal 2011”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/national-interfaith-week-kendal-2011

2011 25 September “Interfaith Visit to South Lakeland Interfaith Forum” [Church of Scotland’s Interfaith Development Worker]

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/interfaith-visit-south-lakeland-interfaith-forum

Brighton Museums

2020 12 June 100 Pioneering Women includes BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes.

Buddhist Channel

https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”, The Buddhist Channel, 2016.

https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12968,0,0,1,0#.WQ25S8bTXIU

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, The Buddhist Channel, 2016.

https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12656,0,0,1,0#.WP8kscbTXIU

Buddhist eLibrary

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/

The Buddhist eLibrary includes pages by BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

See Buddhist eLibrary https://www.buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/buddhist-elibrary/

2016 “Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, The Buddhist Channel

https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12656,0,0,1,0#.WP8kscbTXIU

Building a Bridge Through Spiritual Friendship Conference of Buddhist Chaplains from the UK and US, held at Balliol College, Oxford University on 15th and 16th March 2014

2014 13 February NBO Network of Buddhist Organisations UK Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/NBOpages/photos/conference-for-buddhist-chaplains-from-the-uk-and-usbuilding-a-bridge-through-sp/652909088101734/

2014 1 April “Faith & Fire Partnership between Fire Service & Faith Communities”

https://equalitycumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/faith-fire-partnership-between-fire-service-faith-communities

Buddhist door global

Buddhist door global Facebook

2015 26 November “The Fire Fighters Charity”

https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistdoorGlobal/posts/964811966927183

Buddhist door global Website

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/

2016 3 March “Buddhism in the UK Fire and Rescue Services” by Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/buddhism-in-the-uk-fire-and-rescue-services

2015 2 November “Multifaith Chaplaincy Proposed by The Fire Fighters Charity in the UK” by Press Office

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/multifaith-chaplaincy-proposed-by-the-fire-fighters-charity-in-the-uk

Burkes’s Peerage and Gentry

Burke’s Landed Gentry

Burke’s Landed Gentry: The Principality of Wales and The North West, (19th Edition), Volume III England’s North West including Contemporary People of Distinction Published by Burke’s Peerage and Gentry (2006). BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes included as a Contemporary Person of Distinction, page 664.

https://www.burkespeerage.com/families.php

Chaplaincy Everywhere

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.

https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=fdb5471de37e774e5456d8fbc&id=98414a41ff

Chaplaincy Everywhere Chaplaincy + Social Justice Newsletter Archive 

https://us4.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=fdb5471de37e774e5456d8fbc&id=4f1fae2123

2021 27 April #FireService has a richly diverse #chaplaincy support network. My friend is first woman #Buddhist chaplain.

Twitter link https://twitter.com/revdbutterworth/status/1387160456339525632?s=03

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Brandeis University USA

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Facebook

2020 20 November “Learn more about the world’s first female Buddhist Fire Chaplain. Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili, below!  East Sussex Fire and Rescue #THISiswhatachaplainlookslike

https://www.facebook.com/ChaplainLab/posts/3390810060968946

2020 7 January “#Buddhist fire #chaplain joins list of eminent first women,

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Twitter

2020 20 November “Learn more about the world’s first female Buddhist Fire Chaplain. Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili, below!”

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Website

Jacquetta Gomes is included by The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University USA in their This is What a Chaplain Looks Like Project

Jacquetta Gomes is included by The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University USA on their website

CBE Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Chinese_Buddhist_Encyclopedia:About_CBE

BGKT and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes are included.

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=BEP_Buddhist_Embroidery_Project

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/Category:Bodhicarini_Upasika_Jayasili_Jacquetta_Gomes

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Category:Buddhism_in_United_Kingdom

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Buddhist_Chaplain

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Buddhist_Chaplaincy_by_Bodhicarini_Upasika_Jayasili_Jacquetta_Gomes

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Category:Buddhist_Writers

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Category:Famous_Western_Buddhists

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Category:Jacquetta_Gomes

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Jacquetta_Gomes

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/Introducing_Buddhism_by_Buddhist_Group_of_Kendal_(Theravada)

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Category:Theravada_Buddhism_writers

CIEP Cumbria Improvement and Efficiency Partnership NWIEP North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership

Equality for all in the Cumbria Districts (December 2010), pages 16 and 17.

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/elibrary/Content/Internet/536/4051114820.pdf

Cinnamon Network

Kendal Faith Action Audit

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes ran a stall and spoke about Faith and Fire and BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services, at the Cinnamon Kendal Faith Action Audit event on 16th July 2015. This is part of the national Faith Action Audit. The results of the Cinnamon Faith Action Audits were announced on Wednesday May 20th 2015 at Emmanuel Centre, Westminster.

http://www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/22499-CFAAR-16pp-Kendal-FINAL-AW_lr.pdf

CORAB Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life

Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, Living with Difference: Community, Diversity and the Common Good(Woolf Institute,7 December 2015).

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) made a submission. This is acknowledged on page 92, in the section Organisations and institutions: The commission received evidence, assistance and advice on behalf of, or from individuals based at, the following organisations and institutions.

https://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/research/publications/reports/report-of-the-commission-on-religion-and-belief-in-british-public-life

Cumbria Global Thought Festival

Cumbria Global Thought Festival July 2021

Global Thought Festival Closing Ceremony 31 July 2021 Kendal

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

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

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.

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

Cumbria SACRE Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) is included in the booklet by Cumbria Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), Visits and Visitors for Religious Education, published byCCCCumbria County Council(June 2020)

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/elibrary/Content/Internet/537/6381/6528/6529/4407713399.pdf?timestamp=440799144

Dharma Companions @SABS [Shah Alam Buddhist Society Selangor Malaysia]

2016 9 October “Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”

https://dharmacompanions.blogspot.com/2016/10/kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of.html

Durham University

“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/

“Class Notes: Jacquetta Gomes”, Durham Newswire (May 2018, July 2018, July 2019, August 2019, November 2020, March 2021).

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

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

“Class Notes: Jacquetta Gomes”, Dunelm: The Magazine For Alumni and Friends of Durham University, Issue 05 (2019) page 32.

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

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

“Jacquetta Gomes writes about becoming the first female Buddhist Fire Chaplain in the World”, Jacquetta Gomes, St Aidan’s Alumni Magazine & Newsletter [St Aidan’s College Durham University], Issue 5, (December 2015 January 2016) page 20.

ESFRS East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Chaplaincy

https://www.esfrs.org/about-us/inclusion-diversity/protected-characteristic-religion-and-belief/east-sussex-fire-rescue-chaplaincy/

Faith Action

Faith Action is a national organisation.

Faith Action Twitter

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 JuneJoin 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#

2020 20 October “Contributions to the community by Kendal Buddhist praised”

https://twitter.com/hashtag/faithactionmug?src=hash&fbclid=IwAR1UsYs0GRLkrzeZAgTO3mj5lh2c6bpfhumVas4TVaS3LPivpFtPncsxFU0

https://twitter.com/hashtag/faithactionmug?src=hash

2020 13 October “One of our Coffee House regulars and panellist Jacquetta Gomes of Buddhist Group of Kendal with her Faith Action mug – a small gift for our regular attendees!”

https://twitter.com/FaithActionnet/status/1315969098556334080?fbclid=IwAR3QPtHV1lhXmyFfhQ26miZE2PKPSAYlTJ-xwJLcm0bAaWiFzSCwquOVRv8

2020 29 September “Interested in finding out about worship taking place in less traditional spaces? Jacquetta Gomes of Theravada Buddhist Group of Kendal, one of three great panelists, will be at our Coffee House tomorrow, 11am – come along & join the discussion!”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faithaction-coffee-house-meeting-outdoors-and-in-community-centres-registration-122087375627#

Faith Action Website

2021 2 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week – At home, meditation, prayer and study”

https://www.faithaction.net/events/calendar/wihw-world-interfaith-harmony-week-1-7-february-2021/

2021 1 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week – Interfaith Sessions”

https://www.faithaction.net/events/calendar/world-interfaith-harmony-week-event-for-all-faiths/

2021 27 January “Lakeland Priest, 91, praised for a lifetime of faith service”

https://www.faithaction.net/news/2021/01/27/lakeland-priest-91-praised-for-a-lifetime-of-faith-service/

2019 5 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week 1 – 7 February 2019”

https://www.faithaction.net/events/calendar/world-interfaith-harmony-week-1-7-february-2019/?highlight=world%20interfaith%20harmony%20week

2016 6 January “Meeting our Neighbours: Faith and Fire”

https://www.faithaction.net/blog/2016/01/06/meeting-members-faith-fire/

Find Local: Alliance for Bhikkhunis

“Comment: On 3rd August 2019, Kendal resident Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili celebrated the 25th anniversary of taking the Bodhicari Precepts”, 2019 3 August Find Local: Alliance for Bhikkhunis

http://www.findglocal.com/US/Santa-Barbara/442773645157/Alliance-for-Bhikkhunis

First British Women Women in the City

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/

First Women Anita Corbin

IWD International Women’s Day 8 March in Kendal

The Kendal event is included in the IWD International Women’s Day website

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/13076/South-Lakeland-Equality-and-Diversity-Partnership-SLEDP

https://1stwomenuk.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/FirstWomenUK/photos/a.514251165280316/2184812214890861/

First Women Carrie de Silva

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

The High Sheriff of Cumbria

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.

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

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

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

Inter Faith Week 11 November 2020

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

High Sheriff of Cumbria Facebook Page 12.11.20

The High Sheriff of Cumbria’s Facebook Page, included an Inter Faith Week event with her, SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership and SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum. This was shared on the Inter Faith Week Facebook page on 12.11.20.

https://www.facebook.com/hscumbria2020/posts/188553439464715

Hold Still NPG National Portrait Gallery

https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

The Hold Still community project was launched in May 2020, by The Duchess of Cambridge in partnership with The National Portrait Gallery, to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during the pandemic.

IFN Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom

https://www.interfaith.org.uk/

IFN e-bulletin

https://www.interfaith.org.uk/news/ifn-e-bulletin

“Fire Fighters Charity Multifaith Chaplaincy and Faith and Fire”, IFN Inter-Faith Network for the United Kingdom IFN e- bulletin (February/March 2016) page 11.

https://www.interfaith.org.uk/uploads/IFNe-bulletinFeb-Mar20161.pdf

Inter Faith Week

Inter Faith Week 2020

IFN Inter Faith Network for the UK posted Kendal on the Inter Faith Week Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

22.11.20 Kendal 8 Day Week Photo of Kendal Mayor Councillor Alvin Finch

Inter Faith Week 2020 Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/ifweek/photos/a.769764093050308/4214559595237390/

12.11.20 Emergency Services
BGKT, SLEDP and CFRS Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service were included on the Inter Faith Week 2020 Facebook Page Image from 2019 pre-Covid Week

https://www.facebook.com/ifweek/photos/a.769764093050308/4184245678268782/

Inter Faith Week 2019

Kendal is included in the Inter Faith Week 2019 Photo Gallery

https://dropevent.com/gallery/IFW19

IFN Inter Faith Network for the UK posted Kendal on the Inter Faith Week Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

3.11.19 Kendal Getting Ready for Inter Faith Week

https://www.facebook.com/ifweek/posts/3204073652952661

https://www.facebook.com/ifweek/photos/a.769764093050308/3166375910055769/?type=3&theater

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4kS2D0jEhm/

https://www.interfaithweek.org/news/ifweek-instagram-feed?pixlee_album_photo_id=6383824

https://twitter.com/IFWeek/status/1192429971542818818

Inter Faith Week 2012

Kendal was included in the IFN Annual Review 2012-13, page 19. https://www.interfaith.org.uk/uploads/IFN_Annual_Review_2012-13.pdf

2012 7 August “SLEDP & SLIF National Interfaith Week Event, Sat 17 Nov 2012, 10am-4pm, Kendal”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/cumbria-interfaith-forum/news/sledp-slif-national-interfaith-week-event-sat-17-nov-2012-10am-4pm

The Kendal Project Lancaster University

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fss/projects/ieppp/kendal/

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Secretary Jacquetta Gomes was interviewed for The Kendal Project, and is included in the book Spiritual Revolution on pages 27, 28 and 195.

The Spiritual Revolution: why religion is giving way to spirituality, Paul Heelas and Linda Woodhead, (Religion and Spirituality in the modern world series),Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2005 (ISBN 9781405119597)

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781405119597

Secularization and its Discontents, Rob Warner Continuum International Publishing Group (2010) (ISBN HB 978-4411-5543-6  PBK 978-1-4411-2785-3)

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/secularization-and-its-discontents-9781441127853/

Kendal Rotary Club

Talk to Kendal Rotary Club. Jacquetta Gomes Secretary of BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) spoke to Kendal Rotary Club on 20th May 2019 about the Cumbria supplement to the booklet Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community: Understanding, respecting and valuing the diverse communities of the United Kingdom: Working together to make the United Kingdom a safer, more sustainable and cohesive nation. Her talk was reported in The Westmorland Gazette, (23 May 2019) page 42.

2019 20 May Kendal Rotary Club Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/KendalRotaryClub/photos/a.608734499215430/2247715515317312/

Kendal Town Council

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

“Pioneering Women list features Kendal”, Kendal Town Council Newsletter, (Summer 2020) page 7.

https://www.kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/KTC-Summer-Newsletter.pdf

2019 30 September Kendal Town Council Calendar: Buddhist Group of Kendal – Parlour Meeting

https://www.kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk/event/buddhist-group-of-kendal-parlour-meeting/

Kendal Unity Festival Cumbria Unity Festival

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)

https://bit.ly/3wVSYju

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/

Kendal Unity Festival Saturday 22 June 2019. BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) ran a stall and helped run the Multifaith Quiet/Prayer/Meditation Room. BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is a member of the Organising Committee).

http://www.cumbriaunity.org/categories/organising-committee

http://www.cumbriaunity.org/

2019 26 June “The Diversity Festival of the Year” Kendal Unity Festival has brought sunshine and smiles for all in Kendal”

https://www.awazcumbria.org/awaz-cumbria/news/diversity-festival-year-kendal-unity-festival-has-brought-sunshine-and-smiles-all

2018 22 October Kendal Unity Festival 2018 YouTube loaded by AWAZ Cumbria, BGKT stall included

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raZUm7keWm4

2018 31 January “Kendal Unity Festival” [2018]

https://www.awazcumbria.org/awaz-cumbria/news/kendal-unity-festival

LFBRMA London Fire Brigade Retired Members Association

“John Newbery ex LFB”, The Roundthreads Newsletter of LFB Retired Members Association, Issue 13 (Summer 2012) page 5.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/8297306/13-spring-2012-lfb-retired-members-association

“Honour Thy Fathers”, The Roundthreads Newsletter of LFB Retired Members Association, Issue 16 (Winter 2013) page 11.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/53705465/the-roundthreads

Loughborough University

2020 23 October Supporting the #LboroFamily

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/alumni/supporting-the-lborofamily/

2020 23 October “Alumna supports Kendal and Cumbria during Coronavirus pandemic: Jacquetta, from Kendal in the Lake District, is secretary of the local Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/alumni/news/2020/alumna-supports-kendal-and-cumbria-during-covid-19.html

2018 “Our Alumni: Jacquetta Gomes Buddhist Fire Chaplain: Fire and Rescue Service”

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/alumni/our-alumni/jacquetta-gomes/

MBC Manchester Buddhist Convention

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/

2015 26 July “Faith and Fire”

2015 26 July “Jacquetta Gomes – World’s First Female Buddhist Fire Chaplain”

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/jacquetta-gnomes-worlds-first-female-buddhist-fire-chaplain/

2012 18 June “BEP Buddhist Embroidery Project”

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/bep-buddhist-embroidery-project/

2012 10 June “Buddhists Fire and Rescue Service and Police Working Together in Cumbria”

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/buddhists-fire-and-rescue-service-and-police-working-together-in-cumbria/

Merz Barn Site Elterwater Cumbria

Merz Barn Site Elterwater Cumbria 14th September 2019

The official opening of the Harry Pierce Reading Room & Micro-Museum at Cylinders, Elterwater, Cumbria [the Merz Barn site]. BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes gave the closing blessing and chanted in Pali the Metta Sutta [The Discourse on Loving Kindness].

https://merzbarnlangdale.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/invitation-to-the-official-opening-of-the-drawing-office/ https://m.facebook.com/MerzBarnLangdale/posts/2421341968125318

https://www.facebook.com/MerzBarnLangdale/https://merzbarnlangdale.wordpress.com/

BGKT Secretary 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 2018.

“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

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes chanted the Metta Sutta [The Discourse on Loving Kindness] in Pali and English, at the Merz Barn vigil on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

NFCC National Fire Chiefs Council

Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community: Understanding, respecting and valuing the diverse cultures of the United Kingdom. Published by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.(Third edition 2019). BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes and Faith and Fire are included in Acknowledgments page 66.

https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/News/focus-on-faith-during-inter-faith-week

https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/NFCC%20Guidance%20publications/Workforce/Equality/Faithguide_National_FINAL.pdf

Phathoc [Vietnam]

http://www.phathoc.net/en/

2016 30 November “Multifaith Chaplaincy Proposed by The Fire Fighters Charity in the UK”.

http://www.phathoc.net/en/news/13441B_multifaith_chaplaincy_proposed_by_the_fire_fighters_charity_in_the_uk.aspx?yy=2017&mm=1

Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

https://sakyadhita.org/

Sakyadhita International Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/sakyadhita.international/

2016 1 February “Q & A with Jacquetta Gomes: Tricycle”, Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women.

https://www.facebook.com/sakyadhita.international/posts/964539353631735

2015 12 October “Dr. Hema Gamage led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) at Kendal Fire Station community room on 27th September 2015. As far as “Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services (BEWES) and Faith and Fire are aware, this is the first retreat led by a female Buddhist to take place in an operational Fire Station in the UK”.

https://www.facebook.com/sakyadhita.international/posts/912013728884298

2014 18 September “Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili is the first female Buddhist Fire Chaplain in the world”.

https://www.facebook.com/sakyadhita.international/posts/701555833263423

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).

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).

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 [InternationalAssociation 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

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

SLDC South Lakeland District Council

SLDC Local Plan review – External stakeholder launch workshop, 6th March 2020, page 47.

https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/media/7156/local-plan-review-launch-event-report-final.pdf

SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is the SLEDP Lead for Interfaith and Multifaith

The SLEDP website and Facebook page includes information about interfaith and multifaith events in South Lakeland including a link to Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community; Cumbrian supplement (2nd edition) (2019).

https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-council/equality-and-diversity/south-lakeland-equality-and-diversity-partnership-sledp/

Thu Vien (Vietnam)

2015 27 July “First Firefighter Girl Jacquetta Gomes”, Nữ Tuyên Úy Cứu Hỏa Đầu Tiên, Nguyên Giác.

https://thuvienhoasen.org/a23467/nu-tuyen-uy-cuu-hoa-dau-tien

Women to Work

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes was included as an Inspiring Woman in Women to Work’s Our round up of inspiring women 2018

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

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

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

WCF World Congress of Faiths

http://www.worldfaiths.org/

WCF Blog 20 October 2020

http://www.worldfaiths.org/from-the-westmorland-gazette/

The WCF World Congress of Faiths (of which Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) is a member) recorded her inclusion in Pioneering Women of Sussex, on the WCF Facebook page and Twitter on 13 June 2020.

WCF Facebook 13 June 2020

https://www.facebook.com/worldfaiths/posts/1086307351753451?__tn__=-R

WCF Twitter 13 June 2020

https://twitter.com/WoCoFaiths/status/1271710451366330368

WCF News and Views

“Faith and Fire”, World Congress of Faiths News and Views, (June 2019) page 6.

http://www.worldfaiths.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/WCF-June-news-and-views-web-version.pdf

“First Women: Jacquetta Gomes: the Female Buddhist Fire Chaplain”, World Congress of Faiths News and Views, (December 2019) page 5.

http://www.worldfaiths.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WCF-December-news-and-views.pdf

IARF/WCF Conference 2013

IARF International Association for Religious Freedom/WCF World Congress of Faiths/Horsham Interfaith Forum, Conference Religious Freedom & Responsibility for Planet and People, 20-23 August 2013 in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. WCF Member and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili, spoke about Faith and Fire on Thursday 22 August. The Conference book which includes her talk is: Religious Freedom and Responsibility For Planet and People, IARF International Association for Religious Freedom, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-9538172-2-1).

https://iarf.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Report-Horsham-hosts-international-conference.pdf

https://iarf.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Poster-IARF-WCF-Horsham-2013-Conference.pdf

http://www.worldfaiths.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Horsham2013.pdf

WIHW World Interfaith Harmony Week

Cumbrian Supplement for the national booklet by South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) (Second Edition 2019). BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is included in Cumbrian Preface on page 3.

WIHW webpage Resources

https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/resources/

Guides

https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cumbrian_Supplement_for_the_National_Booklet-2009.pdf

BGKT has taken part in WIHW Week events in Kendal. These are included on the WIHW website.

WIHW 2020

https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/reports-2020/

Event: https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/pec-events/event-in-the-mayors-parlour-kendal-town-hall-uk/

Report: https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/view-reports/?report=46064

WIHW 2019

https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/reports-2019/

Report: https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/view-reports/?report=29018

Event:https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/reports-2019/?country_filter=489

WIHW 2015

BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes took part in Buddhist Christian Dialogue in Durham Castle’s Norman Chapel at University College Durham University in WIHW 2015. She is a member of the SCR Senior Common Room.

WIHW 2015 Event Reports 53

https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/reports-2015/

https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/reports-2015/?cpage=6

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