Dr. Ambedkar Celebration Day
Sunday 20 October
A day celebrating the legacy of Dr Ambedkar with talks from guest about how they are responding to the cries of the world.
All of our day events run a “bring and share” style lunch, so please bring food to share. All food brought into the centre must be vegetarian, but as many of those attending will be vegan, we suggest vegan only food.
|10.00||Introduction to Dr Ambedkar and His Legacy|
|10.30||Short Puja and Meditation|
|11.15||Talk by a Member of Extinction Rebellion|
|12.00||Talk by Sophie on the Harm in Food Harvesting|
|14.30||Talk by a Member of Refugee Action|
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
No, however our festival days will include an element of Buddhist meditation and ritual, so it will be useful if you have attended one of our regular classes so that you are familiar with these.
I'm not a very good cook - what food can I bring?
We can never have enough of the basics: things like salad, bread, hummus, crisps and fruit always go down well.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up!
I can't make the whole day - can I come for just some of it?
Of course! Many people who come for half the day will come just for the morning, leaving at lunchtime, or the other way around. But you're welcome to come for whatever parts of the day you can make - just try to turn up at one of the times on the programme so we're not in the middle of an activity.
What is pūjā?
A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.
How much does the day cost?
All of our events are run on a donation basis. There is no set charge, we just ask you to give what you can to support the day. The suggested amount for the whole day is £12.
Can I still attend if I am under 18?
All our welcome at our newcomers classes however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If this is not possible it will be necessary to bring written permission from a parent of guardian if you are under 18 and would like to attend.