Full Moon meditation raises over £1,000 for Indian Buddhist youth project
On Wed, 23 November, 2011 - 05:24
The November full moon saw young Triratna Buddhists around the UK and India meditating all night, many of them fundraising in aid of NNBY’s ‘Bihar Girls Project’ - which raised over UK £1,000 overnight! NNBY are Triratna’s Indian ‘National Network of Buddhist Youth’, active all over India but currently focusing on Bihar due to the extreme difficulties faced by the people there - and especially girls.
Chetan Meshram writes from India with news of their experience, saying - “Hello and Jaibheem. Many many thanks and congratulations for the success of the Full Moon Night Meditation. We in India got good support, altogether we conducted our full moon night meditation in 6 states of India and 8 different districts of Maharashtra. In different States and Regions of India at NNBY centres we got good presence of youth as well of older friends, Dhammamitras and Dhammacharis. Many were meditating in the night at Bodh Gaya where our NNBY retreat was in its last day. I will write separately about this.
I conveyed the blessings and wishes from UK participants to all our friends here in India and all were very much delighted and enthusiastic after that. I personally feel energetic and impressed by the great success regarding the online funding from UK side.
With Metta, Chetan”
For more information on the Bihar Girls see their JustGiving page; the NNBY themselves are at www.nnby.org. We’ll bring you a report on NNBY’s Bodh Gaya retreat as soon as it’s in.