BAM at the Bristol Buddhist Centre

On Wed, 5 June, 2019 - 16:42
amrtanadi's picture

We’ve planned a great series of Friday evening events at the Bristol Buddhist Centre for BAM this year and are much looking forward to kicking BAM off with our first one this week. We’ll be focusing on a different theme each week, and there will be plenty of time to discuss our individual responses and actions that we might want to take. Come and join us - everyone is welcome to all of the evenings.

Arrive from 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. The evenings run until 9.30pm, except for the film night which runs til 10pm.

7th June – An evening focusing on the impact of climate change on future generations and how we might collectively imagine and help bring about a more positive future. With Suryadaya and team.

14th June – Shantigarba will give a talk on how we can turn towards the current situation and our feelings about it with empathy and how non-violent action can be a potent tool for social change.

21st June – Film night: ‘PLANETARY’, a cross continental, beautiful cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. The film is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us, and to remember our deep interconnectedness. Please do invite friends / family anyone you like to come along so we can share this beautiful, thought-provoking film with our wider community.With Suryadaya, Shraddhalocini and team.

28th June – An evening exploring simplicity and lifestyle, with Sagaravajra from the East Devon Forest Garden.

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Vajracaksu's picture

The evenings sound beautiful and positive :) I hope they are all a success,

Kind wishes


michael gregg's picture

Bristol Buddhist Centre Friday 14th June.

Shantigarba gave us a talk around the whole issue of the Climate Change Emergency.

There was plenty of time for discussion in the shrine room and people were asked at various moments to reflect on what the discussions were bringing up for them. There was a wide range of responses and it underlined what a complex and far reaching problem we are all facing. Most of us were able to allow different emotions in and Shantigarba was expert at encouraging the feeling of empathy between people who attended, absent friends who might also be worried about Climate Change, but also those who have yet to engage with it for all sorts of reasons.

We are all connected, to each other and to the planet, and strengthening that sense of interconnectedness is vital in bringing about the changes that are needed so urgently.

Thank you to Shantigarba and to all who attended.

Vajracaksu's picture

Sounds like a sensitive and skilful evening was had :)