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BUDDHISTS, FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE AND POLICE WORKING TOGETHER IN CUMBRIA

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Oldham and Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Secretary BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) will lead a session at the Convention about their work in Kendal.

Retreat at Kendal Fire Station Community Room led by Venerable Pidiville

Piyatissa for BGKT.Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) at Kendal Fire Station community room in 2011. As far as we are aware, this the first retreat led by a Buddhist Monk to take place in a Fire Station in the UK . BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are developing a pilot project at Kendal Fire Station with Cumbria Fire and Rescue. This is led by Steve Healey, Will Richardson and Gloria Warwick from the Fire Service and Jacquetta Gomes from BGKT.

Chief Constable Stuart Hyde is working with local Buddhists and interfaith forums. He hopes that the Police will develop closer links with all faiths and religious organisations present in Cumbria . There is an urgent need for Buddhist Chaplaincy provision for major emergencies. Keith Munnings from Kalyana Mitra Buddhist Chaplains is offering his experience in Buddhist and multifaith Chaplaincy to CC Hyde.

Mayors Parlour Kendal Town Hall 15 September 2009 after meeting for agencies and faith representatives at Kendal Fire Station.
Mayor of Kendal Councillor John Bateson, Islamic Sufi Nuh Nazir, Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa.

Mayor Councillor John Willshaw, Gloria Warwick Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service BME & Migrant Workers Advocate, Jacquetta Gomes Secretary BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) at Mayors Parlour Kendal Town Hall 31st May 2012

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