The Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Conference 2017

Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Conference 2017 WHAT DO WE BRING AS BUDDHISTS? Perspectives of Buddhist Healthcare Chaplains and their work Saturday 8th July 2017 10.00 – 16.00 Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TH Workshops and discussions on questions we currently face: Involvement in professional networks Contemplative care: being a hopeful presence Secularisation of Buddhism …. Read More >

BAM 2017 under way

Buddhist Action Month 2017 is well under way, with Buddhists all over the world taking part in this month-long annual festival of Buddhist social action, initiated by the NBO. Check out the BAM Facebook page to see what people are doing!

June is Buddhist Action Month 2017!

It’s just a few weeks until the start of Buddhist Action Month 2017: BAM! The NBO’s BAM Co-ordinator, Christine Thuring writes: “For a small UK-based project initiated in 2012 by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, BAM’s growth and expansion to other parts of the world has been phenomenal. We can consider it a new annual contemporary …. Read More >

Conference: Buddhist practice and liturgy in the UK: challenges and opportunities

All are welcome to this conference/workshop run by the UK Association for Buddhist Studies, to bring scholars and practitioners of different traditions together in exploring themes of shared interest. Saturday 20th May 2017 10am-5pm Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation  19-21 High Lane, Chorlton Manchester, M21 9DJ See here for a map: https://www.samatha.org/what-we-offer/classes/manchester Programme 10.00 Registration 10.15 …. Read More >

New Chair for the NBO

Last month saw Val Stephenson retire as Chair of the NBO, to be replaced by Juliet Hackney (to right of picture). Val, a member of Soka Gakkai-UK writes, “I have thoroughly enjoyed being Chair of the NBO for the last couple of years. Chairing and working in the NBO is a unique opportunity. The NBO …. Read More >

Course: Starting out in Health Care Chaplaincy

Starting out in Health Care Chaplaincy A course designed to introduce prospective chaplains to the world of Health Care and ChaplaincyInter-faith training days in Birmingham Thursday 2nd February & Monday 3rd April 2017| Buddhist support day in Birmingham Friday 24th March 2017 Inter-faith training days in Manchester Thursday 4th May & Monday 3rd July 2017 …. Read More >

On 27th September NBO Interfaith officer Acharya Modgala gave a short reflection on “Buddhist bases for responding to crimes motivated by hate” at a meeting of the Faith Communities Forum (FCF), facilitated by the Interfaith Network for the UK (IFN). Sally Healey, Senior policy advisor for hate crime, integration and faith directorate of the Department …. Read More >