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BAM 2015 at Norwich Buddhist Centre

On Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:56
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Buddhist Action Month is here and throughout June the Norwich Triratna Sangha are exploring the theme of Caring for the World through Sustainable Living.  We ask what does sustainable living mean for us as individuals and in our communities and how can we use our Buddhist practice to care for the world?

We are excited to announce that the Centre is going Vegan for June and inviting you try it.  
The Great Vegan Bake Off - a competition.  Calling bakers and cake makers, you are invited to submit a Vegan Cake, Cupcakes or Sweets to be brought to the centre to be judged on Tuesday June 16.  Celebrity status and a prize for the best entry and plenty of healthy cake for us to try that evening, hopefully.

Talks on four Tuesday nights starting with tea (no cow’s milk) at 7pm for 7.30pm to 9:30pm

June 2 BAM launch and three short talks by Marisa, Rosie and Fin on Caring for our World and Sustainable Living. Marisa will introduce the theme of Living Sustainably, Rosie will tell us about local food growing cooperative ‘Norwich Farmshare’ and Fin will show us slides of some gems of local wildlife and tell us about convservation volunteering opportunites.
June 9 The Work that Reconnects - a workshop led by Marisa based on Joanna Macy’s work.
June 16  Talk by Amalaketu on Sustainability, and presentation to the Buddhist Centre of a Sustainable Buddhist Centre Certificate.  Judging of the Great Vegan Bake Off
June 23 Talk by Vaddhaka:   ‘The Growth Fetish:  an exploration of the effects of growth on nature and the environment’.

Sunday 12 July - Day event: ‘The Work that Reconnects’ - this is a chance to explore Joanna’ Macy’s work in more depth in connection to the theme of Caring for our World and Living Sustainably. The workshop introduces a gentle but powerful method for responding emotionally and actively to the social and environmental challenges of today. Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, a Buddhist and activist, Marisa and Nicole will guide you through a process of connection and exploration to help you feel more connected, motivated and positive. Open to all. 10:30 to 15:30.

Toilet Twinning - we would like to twin the three toilets at the centre with three new toilets in Nepal. This means we need to raise £180 to provide one of the poorest communities in Nepal with clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.  So if you’re feeling flush, please give generously!

And don’t forget that Open Studios at the Norwich Buddhist Centre continues through to 7 June and many of the artists who are exhibiting their work take themes inspired by local landscapes and the environment.

We would be grateful for donations to the Buddhist Centre of vegan biscuits in June.

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