Samachitta, until recently Chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre, spoke at an International Women’s Day interfaith event at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) on 10th March 2016.
Here’s the text of her talk, ‘Women who have inspired me’ in which she talks about the Buddha’s aunt Mahaprajapati, Dipa Ma and Triratna’s own Maitrisara, Birmingham’s mitra convenor for women - whose picture currently appears next to a Triratna kesa in BMAG’s exhibition ‘Faith in Birmingham’.
Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK, has a new Chair. Maitrisara writes:
“At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, we have been welcoming our new Chair, Singhamati, and saying goodbye and thank you to Samacitta, our Chair for the last eight years. Samacitta is returning to Australia to care for her elderly mother.
The handover took place on on Triratna Day, 10th April, within the context of a sevenfold puja led by Paramartha, our Centre President and attended by nearly one hundred people.