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Welcome to the Buddhist Council of Wales site. Here you will find details of events, information and news relating to the organisations which are members of the Council and also to other Buddhist organisations – a resource for all Buddhists in Wales.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

European Buddhist Union declaration on conversion therapy


The European Buddhist Union declaration on (LGBT) conversion therapy - that it has "no place in the modern medical and spiritual world".

You can read the declaration in full and sign it by visiting
http://europeanbuddhism.org/conversiontherapy/

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Lam Rim Buddhist Centre Indian Summer Day 30/09/2018

Lam Rim Buddhist Centre will be holding an Indian Summer Day on Sunday 30th September 2018, 11:00 - 18:00.

See the below flyer for further information or visit www.lamrim.org.uk/wales/



Sunday, 2 September 2018

BBC series for Year of Beliefs 2019

Wales & Co, an independent television production company based in Cardiff, are currently working on a new series that has been commissioned by BBC Wales for a younger audience. The series aims to include Welsh men and women of different faiths, living across Wales, aged between 18 and 30 years old to share their story.

Any members of the Buddhist community in Wales who are interested in taking part or would like to find out further information, please email Olivia Spilsbury at Wales & Co.

The BBC have commissioned a number of programmes to celebrate the “Year of Beliefs” that takes place next year. Throughout 2019, the BBC hopes to better reflect the UK, and the role that religion plays in everyday life.


Saturday, 1 September 2018

Yungdrung Bon: Khemsar Lama Rinpoche Wales visit September 2018



TYBSC Wales announces
Evening Talks, One-to-Ones &
Six Day Non-Residential Teaching, Meditation and Practice Retreat

KHEMSAR LAMA RINPOCHE
11th–20th September 2018
Khemsar Lama Rinpoche is one of the few teachers of Yungdrung Bon Buddhism teaching in the West.
He is a non-sectarian liberal teacher who teaches spiritual knowledge rather than dogmatic religion.
Yungdrung Bon Buddhism is the original spiritual tradition of Tibet taught by Buddha Tonpa Shenrab.
His teachings are based on Theg-pa chhen-poi Lam (Mahayana) approach of practising
indiscriminate love and compassion towards all sentient beings
.

Evening Events
Tuesday 11th September 6.30- 9pm Venue: Welsh Lhakhang, 105 Sway Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6JD and Wednesday 12th September 6.30–9pm Venue: as above. Entry to an evening event is by donation.

Public talk: ‘DZOGCHEN’S VIEW (TAWA) in relation to other views’.

One-to-Ones (must be booked in advance)
Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and 20th September 10am–5pm One-to-one private consultations with Lama for Spiritual or Health matters (1 hour), or for Loong (transmission) of a teaching (2 hours). Fee: £55 per hour.

Venue: Welsh Lhakhang, Silver Horse, 105 Sway Road, Morriston, Swansea SA6 6JD

Six Day Non-Residential Retreat (book in advance)
Friday 14th September to Wednesday 19th ‘DZOGCHEN" The Great Completion!
Venue: Welsh Lhakhang, Silver Horse, 105 Sway Road, Morriston, Swansea SA6 6JD
Fee: £420, or daily rate £70. Concessions available. Please contact one of the organisers (see below).

Note: The foundation teaching Dzogchen Ngondro is a pre-requisite for first-timers. However, if one attends all the six days, the pre-requisite is not needed as it will be covered during the 6 days.

All bookings/enquiries: Sandrine 07743 160662 sandrineperkins@hotmail.com; Darren 07581 735064 darrenivey74@gmail.com; Jane 07885 319969 jane.estelle@sky.com

More details at www.yungdrungbon.com

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The heritage of minority faith buildings in the 20th century - 12th March 2018

The heritage of minority faith buildings in the 20th century
12th March 2018

Historic England has been working with partners over recent years to develop and deepen an understanding of the landscape of faith buildings in 20th century England, including the long-standing traditions of Christianity and Judaism. This particular event will instead focus on those faith groups which arrived in the UK in the late 19th and 20th century, and have since made a significant contribution to the heritage of a modern and multicultural historic environment.

For the first time, we and Historic England will bring together this new body of research on Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain and Zoroastrian places of worship with heritage practitioners, researchers and theorists. The aim is to provide a platform for a discussion on issues of heritage practice and heritage discourse in the field of multiculturalism, multiple identities and the historic environment. This will provide an opportunity for a long overdue debate on the significance and character of buildings whose quality and importance have not been fully recognised in heritage debates.

https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2018/03/heritage-of-minority-faith-buildings/

 

Monday, 16 October 2017

UWC Atlantic College's Peace March for the Rohingya Crisis on 20th October 2017

Students at UWC Atlantic College are organising a peaceful march in Bridgend from 14:30 to 16:00 on Friday 20th October to raise awareness about the ongoing Rohingya crisis and to promote peace.

UWC Atlantic College students believe that the Rohingya crisis cannot be ignored and that people should be more informed about this crisis through community actions like this peace march.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Lion's Roar - Statement: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing

Lion's Roar has published a letter signed by over 200 Buddhist teachers and community leaders calling on Myanmar’s Buddhist leaders to take action to end the crisis.

You can read the letter by visiting here