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BAM in Birmingham

On Thu, 1 June, 2017 - 17:54
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Maitrisara

How can Buddhist values, such as awareness and kindness, help us stay connected and engaged in these challenging times? We have a programme of BAM events in Birmingham starting tonight with a Sangha Evening called The World is on Fire: How Do We Respond? led by Centre Chair Singhamati.

Following on, two events look in particular at the refugee crisis:

A Day Retreat called A Dharmic Response to the Refugee Crisis with Anne-Marie Allen and Maitrisara on Saturday 10 June, 10.00am - 5.00pm which looks at how we can become more aware and respond with greater compassion and wisdom? How can we can draw on our Dharma practice to respond to suffering of this kind? We aim to understand more about why people seek sanctuary, how we feel and how we can respond. We will be using a range of “ways in” including short videos and experiential exercises. Anne-Marie is a mitra who works for the Red Cross. 

There will be a Sangha evening on 15th June also reflecting on the refugee crisis. 7.30 - 9.45. 

Throughout the month of June, everyone will be welcome to take a free copy of the booklet What is Engaged Buddhism? by Ken Jones.  

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