Inclusivity and Access

Inclusivity and Access

We welcome everyone to our classes! We are reviewing the way we run our events and classes to make them as inclusive as possible. If there’s something that would make you feel more welcome, or would help you access our classes then please do let us know. Email info@bristol-buddhist-centre.org to start a conversation, or speak directly to a member of the team.

Gender Inclusivity

The Bristol Buddhist Centre welcomes every person and aims to support them to participate fully in the events and the life of the Centre. This includes people whose sense of gender exists outside of the binary notions of male and female.

If you do not identify as ‘male’ or ‘female’ and need a discussion, then you are very welcome to speak to either Naravira or Vimalavajri.

Race & Ethnicity Inclusivity

Some people of African, Asian, mixed heritage and other racial and ethnic identifications and backgrounds may find these particular classes at the London Buddhist Centre supportive alongside our Bristol classes:

London Buddhist Centre – Sundays, 4 – 5.30pm via zoom

Welcoming Liberation – Last Saturday of the month

Watch/listen to Advayamati’s reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement:

‘I’m Black, I’m White, I’m Jewish, I’m Buddhist”

Disability Inclusivity

We are looking into ways of making our Centre easier to access for those with accessibility needs.

Currently, have a microphone for our speaker, and an amplifier to wear for the individual who uses hearing aids. Let us know if this is something you’re interested in and we can set it up for the class you want to attend. There is also wheelchair access into the Centre. We have a hearing loop system, if you’d like this to be used in sessions you attend then email us beforehand / leave a note for the team in the mailbox outside the centre.

If you’d like to listen to texts or the Mitra course you can find links here. There’s also lots of other information and resources beyond the Bristol Centre, such as FreeBuddhistAudio, for talks, as well as Facebook groups for those who identify as Gender Diverse or Neuro Diverse. Take a look!

Bristol Buddhist Centre, 162 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NT

info@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

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