Friends of the Amida Order

A message from The European Buddhist Union

Dear Friends,

I hope that all is well with you, your families and friends.
I am writing to you about the future activities and work of the European Buddhist Union.
 We now have many amazing and interesting projects and programmes taking place within the EBU. Many of these projects are focused on our stated aim of bringing Buddhist voices in to European society.
You will see a list of some of these in the linked document.  There is a great variety of projects.

At previous AGMs we have discussed the need for more involvement from individuals belonging to member groups.
It has perhaps been unclear in the past as to what precisely is required in terms of support and help. In order to clarify I have included a list of projects and the number of volunteer helpers that we feel we require at present in order for this activity to succeed and move forward. This is a provisional list and of course in some cases more people will be helpful.
 Therefore the council is requesting that you send out information widely to people in your groups asking if they would be interested in being involved in any of these activities and projects. We  are not expecting EBU reps necessarily to take on these volunteer roles., though you may indeed like to. Rather we are hoping that we can bring in new volunteers, who would be interested in helping and working with the EBU, from within member organisations, be those individual sanghas, National bodies, or European wide Buddhist organisations.

Would you please take a moment to post this email and the attached list to as many people within your sangha as possible. It may be that you have a newsletter or an email list which you use to send out information within your group. It would be great if you could include this information in that.
This work really is very important and this volunteer body will be more and more crucial to the future success of the EBU. Anyone who is interested to take part should directly with their contact information and the area of interest. I will then put them in touch with the relevant group or project.

With many thanks for your support and continued work in the EBU,
Jamie Cresswell