APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE BUDDHIST COUNCIL OF WALESAny organisation which agrees to the aims and principles of the Buddhist Council of Wales, and has practitioners resident and practising in Wales in its own right, or in affiliation to an organisation elsewhere, may apply to become a Member of the Buddhist Council of Wales. Applications will be considered at the next Council meeting. Meetings are held twice a year in March and September.
Full Membership of the Buddhist Council of WalesFull Member organisations appoint a named Representative. This Representative must attend the next meeting after acceptance, and thereafter attend at least one Buddhist Council of Wales meeting a year. Full Member organisations have voting rights at the meetings attended by their Representative. Representatives may be accompanied to meetings by one or two people, but only the named Representative will have voting rights. If Full Member organisations do not fulfil the attendance requirements, their membership of the Buddhist Council of Wales automatically changes to Associate Membership.
Associate Membership of the Buddhist Council of WalesAssociate Member organisations are not required to send a Representative to meetings. Associate Members will receive copies of the minutes of meetings and details of future meetings and events, but have no voting rights. Associate Member organisations can become Full Member organisations by appointing a Representative and informing the Chair of the Buddhist Council of Wales in writing. The Chair will then write to the Representative and invite them to the next meeting. On the Representative’s attendance of that meeting, the Associate Member organisation becomes a Full Member.
Aims and principles of the Buddhist Council of Wales
- To ensure that Buddhism is represented, when invited, at government, civic, religious, social and cultural occasions in Wales. Any representative of the Buddhist Council of Wales attending government, civic, religious, social and cultural occasions in Wales, attends as a representative of Buddhism as a whole.
- To send elected representatives to the meetings of the National Assembly for Wales Faith Communities Forum and of the Interfaith Council for Wales.
- To inform its Member organisations of decisions and events arising from the above.
- To help facilitate the religious needs of Buddhists residing in Wales.
Code of Conduct of the Buddhist Council of Wales
- Members agree to uphold the aims and principles of the BCW.
- Through commitment to Buddhist principles and practice, members agree to promote harmony and respect among Buddhists of all schools and traditions.
- Members agree to conduct themselves in a manner that will promote harmony and respect towards one another, towards other Buddhists, and also towards people of different faith or no faith.
Applying for MembershipPlease complete the below application form for membership of the Buddhist Council of Wales. Your application will be considered by the Buddhist Council of Wales at its next meeting.
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