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Buddha and Buns is an event bringing together local families to socialise, play fun games, paint, craft, listen to stories, eat cake and find out a bit about Buddhism.

Our day is based on some of the wonderful Buddhist principle: being loving, kindness, compassion, peace, respect and dignity for all humanity. We want to introduce to you the idea that we are all responsible for our own happiness, that our actions have an effect on the world around us, and that we, as individuals, are capable of making a positive change (or negative if we choose) to ourselves, our relationship with others and the world we live in. We are a small Abergavenny based Buddhist group that is part of a Buddhist organisation known as SGI (Sako Gakai International – meaning value creating society) a Japanese school of Buddhism established in the 13th century by Nichiren Daishonin. We chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo daily within our own homes. We believe that by chanting and studying Buddhist teachings we can all tap into our infinite innate potential and achieve enlightenment or true wisdom. We believe that everyone can work for inner change through this Buddhist practice to develop courage, compassion and wisdom, developing themselves as fulfilled individuals with a wish to contribute to creating a more peaceful world. One of the wonderful things about SGI Buddhism is that there are no rules, no robes, no guilt. It is purely a practice for you and the effects you make will depend on the causes you create. As a group we meet on a weekly basis to chant and monthly to study and discuss Buddhist teachings. If you would like to find out more about our Abergavenny group our website is Or for information regarding SGI Buddhism generally

We hope you can come along to our free family fun day on Saturday 6th May 2-4.30pm Mardy Park resource centre, Hereford Road, Abergavenny. Come play, chat, ask questions or just be entertained with your kids.

Joanna Keen

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