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Reaching Out - Communicating the Dharma From Our Appreciation, Courage and Conviction

by Dharmashalin (2013)

'The dharma changes lives, it has changed our own and it can change others.'

Buddhism is a communication, the Buddha, gained Awakening and shared his experience with others which has led us to be here today. This is the origins of Outreach, taking the Dharma to others.

I have started working for the Birmingham Buddhist Centre to do just that, continuing a strong tradition here of taking the Dharma out. But, that communication needs to be grounded in our own awareness and appreciation of what we have benefitted from.

We can all cultivate this awareness and in fact any time we take the risk to tell others about our values - that is a moment of outreach. All of us associated with the Centre can do this, and together we can help spread the Dharma more and more widely.