I am sending to you as an attachment the Winter newsletter of Buddhist Contemplative Care Tasmania (BCCT). I am doing this by way letting you know of one of the projects that form my life here in Tasmania.
BCCT had its beginnings in my little studio apartment in West Hobart late in 2011. After much nurturing, it is growing into something of a movement with a number of very committed members here and the hope of building an organisation potentially called Buddhist Contemplative Care Australia with chapters in Adelaide and Victoria.
It involves a lot of work on the part of a few people. In a sense it is like a small business in which all of us are on the look out, at least in an unconscious way, for opportunities to give expression to our purpose which is to support the growth of Buddhist Contemplative Care (sometimes called Pastoral Care) in Tasmania and throughout the rest of Australia.
I hope you can rejoice with me in this work done here,
We warmly invite you to be part of the Vesak Friendship Dinner at Quang Minh Temple on Saturday 22nd April.
Below for you is the Vesak Friendship Dinner flyer. Please print out, display and circulate among your community for everyone to come along...
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The Vesak Friendship Dinner brings our diverse and growing VictorianBuddhist community together for a social evening, vegetarian cuisine and traditional and cultural performances by groups from across Melbourne.
Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak 2643 (2019)
Commemorating the Lord Buddha's Birth,Enlightenment and Passing
Saturday: May 4, 2019
in the City of Melbourne
* Sangha Dana Lunch Offering:
10am, St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church Hall, 15 Gisborne Street,
* Vesak Procession & Friendship Walk
In the Heart of Melbourne with Traditional Drummers, Buddha Floats, Flags,
Lanterns, the colours of Victoria’s Buddhist Community.
Starts at 1pm - Parliament Gardens Reserve (assemble from 12.15pm)
Corner of Nicholson Street Extension (diagonally opposite The Princess
Theatre) & Albert Streets, East Melbourne.
Procession proceeds along Spring Street and Collins Street
to the Melbourne Town Hall. Corner of Swanston & Collins.
Public and metro car parking nearby.
A yellow-colored Buddhist temple adorned with flags and golden dragons on its pointed roofs in a quiet town outside Tokyo presents a stark contrast to the typically somber-looking Buddhist places of worship usually found in rural Japan.
But the steady stream of out-of-town weekend visitors and their nationality also set it apart, for the temple was built by and serves members of the large Vietnamese community in the Tokyo metropolitan area.