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Say Their Names: Medicine Buddha Puja Dedicated to Victims of Racial Violence
October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
About this event
This year has seen global uprisings against state violence and police brutality, sparked by the murder of George Floyd in May. To acknowledge this moment in history, and as part of our event series marking Black History Month, we will be dedicating a special Medicine Buddha Puja to the victims of racism and police violence in solidarity with the #SayTheirNames campaign.
What can I expect?
A puja is a Buddhist ritual where practitioners develop their mental qualities and accumulate merit through recitation of devotional verses and by making offerings to a particular deity. In this case, this is Medicine Buddha, who represents all qualities of physical and spiritual healing. For the dedications at the end of this special puja, we will recite the names of those who have lost their lives as a result of police brutality and systemic racism.
This is a free event. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by following this link, and selecting the ‘Inclusion Scholarship Fund’. All proceeds raised will go towards the Basic Programme Inclusion Scholarship.
This event has been coordinated in collaboration with Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds and Land of Joy.