On Thursday May 11th we celebrate Buddha Day, when we remember the Buddha's Enlightenment. The following two Thursdays will be rounding off the theme based on the book The Journey and the Guide.
In June we have Buddhist Action Month (BAM). BAM originally arose from the Network of Engaged Buddhists, and is a time when we focus on our engagement in the world as part of our practice. Our theme this year is 'Connecting for Change'. and we will be particularly thinking about local work supporting refugees, and helping people in the new Wrexham prison.
As part of BAM we are holding a Pop Up Café in the Memorial Hall on June 17th. This day is a UK-wide commemoration of Jo Cox, the murdered MP, called the Great Get Together, celebrating her belief that we have more in common than divides us. The date also falls in Refugee Week and we will be supporting the Llangollen Refugee Support group. We are also hoping to have StreetMeditation on this day. So please put this date in your diary!
July 6th there is no meeting as the room is used for International Eisteddfod activities. July 13th we will be celebrating Dharma Day, expressing our gratitude for the teachings of the Buddha, and the many teachers who have made it available to us here and now.
All evenings begin at7pm unless stated otherwise.
May 4th Meditation Evening
May 11th Buddha Day Celebration
May 18th Compassionate Action
May 25th The Journey and the Guide - Bringing it all together
June Ist Meditation Evening
June 8th Buddhist Action Month (BAM) ; Connecting for Change
June 15th BAM: Welcoming Everyone - refugees
June 17th Pop Up Café - Memorial Hall 11am-3pm & Street Meditation
June 22nd BAM - Compassionate Action - Prison work
June 29th BAM - Personal Commitment
July 6th No meeting
July 13th Dharma Day
July 2oth Hitting the Wall in our practice
July 27th Celebration and send off for Pen who is going to Akashavana in September for Ordination.