BPF Tampbay News!

We had a very nice Change Your Mind Day and decided to make it twice a year! Check meetup.com/buddhist to attend the next event.

Previous Events
We had a table at Earth Day 2010...which will be on April 18th at Lowry Park in Tampa near the Bandshell on North Ave.

Every year we sponsor a table for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship at this wonderful Earth Day gathering. There are many tables and booths with food and other interesting earth things to buy from vendors. We will also distribute some DVDs from our recent CYMD event, such as discussion on Buddhism and the Environment. So far, we have Tom, Rick and Mark to help for this event. Please RSVP at ourmeetup.com/buddhism site if you can come and help staff between 11am and 4 pm.

Change Your Mind 2010 Thanks to all who participated...am working on video and pictures now... 

April 5, 2009 Meeting

We discussed new ideas to benefit people, such as classes, and also the BPF Virtual Chapter. Part of this will be to have activities for people to do online and/or in real life, such as the BPF radio program that John Simon has worked with in Atlanta before, and making You Tube videos. We have a projector to show the internet on a big screen to facilitate the discussion. Hopefully there will be a framework for the Online things worked out before then, and we can discuss how local chapter people can help that as well as participate in real life efforts, such a various classes. People can bring some food and Tom Lacey usually gets some cheese pizza. We usually eat first and then have the brain storming session.

Tom Lacey will also give a brief presentation on the Ning site, Twitter, Google Groups and Sites, and how to collaborate online for organizing.

Place: Chinese Community Church, 4600 78th Avenue N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Contact: Tom Lacey (727) 455-1056
Time: 6:30 pm for eating and 7:15 pm for discussion (if you already ate or can't be so early). More
Tampabay Meeting Sunday, January 11 at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!

We will have a pot luck dinner starting at 6:30 pm. Tom will order some veggie pizza also.

We will view and discuss the video, Be Your Own Therapist, a talk by Robina Courtin. 

Movie Showtime: 7:20 pm.

Place: Chinese Community Church, 4600 78the Ave., N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Change Your Mind Day 2009 - Tampa Bay  (RSVP on http://meetup.com/buddhist )C

When: Saturday, March 7, 2009 10 am - 4 pm

(arrive & leave at any time)

Where: Philippe Park Shelter #1

2525 Philippe Pkwy, 
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


What: Presentations by local Buddhist groups

Pot-luck vegetarian lunch

Free books and other literature 

Who: Anyone interested in Buddhism

Cost: No charge or obligation

Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Tampa Bay

A day of coming together by Buddhists in the Tampa Bay Area.

Sharing ideas; presentation about traditions of practice 

Contact: Tom Lacey (727) 455-1056

For more information visit: the google group planning page or bpf-tampabay.org

YouTube Video