Manchester Buddhist Conference 2007
16 June2007, Fo Guang Shan Temple
540, Stretford Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9AF
Organised by Manchester University Buddhist Society
This is the website of the 2007 Manchester Buddhist Conference.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together Buddhist groups of different traditions that are located in or around Greater Manchester.
The website is still in preparation as the schedule and other details are being finalised.
The last conference was organised on 5 August 2006, also in the Fo Guang Shan temple. It was attended by over 40 people, including 11 monastics, from different Buddhist temples and centres around Manchester.
The 2006 Conference website can be accessed at http://joyboseroy.googlepages.com/manchesterbuddhistconference2006
Map of venue
Handouts to participants
Conference handout (Draft version) :ScheduleLEAFLET.doc
Conference handout as a PDF file, (including abstracts of meditation sessions sent by the meditation teachers) print as a booklet by selecting the booklet option in printing options (if you have Adobe Acrobat 7 or 8)
Manchester Buddhist News Blog
Dennis created a new blog for Manchester Buddhist centres to share news about Buddhist events happening. There will be one admin (by invitation) from every temple or centre or Buddhist group, who will be allowed to post any relevant news to this blog.
Links from the conference discussions and questions:
Buddhism and ecology (Shared by Valerie Roebuck) http://environment.harvard.edu/religion/religion/buddhism/index.html
International Buddhist Relief Organisation (Shared by Aldo Eldi, Chairman) http://www.ibro.co.uk/
Discussion sessions topics:
1. Nibbana (Nirvana or enlightenment), proposed by Dr Cyril Tan
2. Manchester Buddhist Forum, proposed by Munisha
3. UK Buddhist Network, proposed by Chris Ward
4. Humanistic Buddhism, proposed by Venerable Chueh Ru
5. Engaged Buddhism, led by Oxana
Photos from the conference taken by different people
Photos taken by Oxana on Facebook (Note: You need a Facebook ID, that can be created for free, to access these photos). The Facebook Group is "Manchester Buddhist Conference 2007"