UK Buddhism Symposium
U.K. Buddhist Symposium hosted by His Holiness Twelfth Gangri Karma Rinpoche and Martsang Kagyu London Centre on 5th May 2018.
This event has been inspired by observations made by H.H. Twelfth Gangri Karma Rinpoche while residing in the UK. As such His Holiness has organised this symposium to discuss topics focusing on how Buddhist organisations can best access and improve community relations, and in doing so, improve effectiveness in meeting community need. It is our hope the event will benefit UK Buddhist organisations as well as local residents.
The Buddhist Symposium focused on three Key Themes for the Sharing Forum:
Topic 1: The experience of Buddhist organisation engaging with the Community
Topic 2: Factors that enable Buddhist organisations to run successfully.
Topic 3: Promoting Buddhism in the U.K. Preserving Buddhism and ensuring its relevance to the community.
Martsang Kagyu London Centre will shortly be sharing the outcome of the session for the benefit of UK Buddhist studies.
Martsang Kagyu students: Dr Santry, Dr Tan and Ms Redstone acted as table hosts and facilitated the sessions.
Participants included Venable Chueh Yun, Fo Guang Shan Monastery,Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism; Dr. Kuan, Wutai Shan Buddhism monastery; Dr. De Vries, International Lay Buddhist Forum; Mr Hristov, Sakya Dechen ling; Mr Marder, Network of Buddhist Organisations; Bogumila, London Zen centre and so on. All representatives generously shared their experiences and each topic was met with enthusiasm!