A Gathering in Support of the People of Burma

Saturday, October 6, 2007

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Straub Park, Downtown St Petersburg, by the Pier and Art Museum

 

Click here for some photos from the event.

 

(click for location map & directions)


When:

Saturday October 6, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Program about 1:00

 

Where:

Under the two big banyan trees just north of the St Petersburg Museum of Art (about 335 Beach Drive).

 

What:

Literature: petitions to sign; statements and literature from various groups; internet references; window signs and stickers.

Discussion and brainstorming about how we can best help the people of Burma.

Chanting of the Metta (Lovingkindness) Sutta in Pali and English -- 1:00 pm.

Not confrontational; not partisan political; just supporting the Burmese people and offering hope that a good resolution can be found.

Trying to be in same spirit as the initial protests in Burma:

"Love and kindness must win over everything."

 

Who:

Anyone with an interest in helping.

If possible, wear red or maroon clothes in support of the Burmese monks.

 


This free event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (www.bpf-tampabay.org)

For more information, call (727) 392-7698 or (813) 850-8168,
or e-mail
info@bpf-tampabay.org

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AND: A related march through downtown St Petersburg is planned to start at 10:00 AM, and end at Straub Park.

For details, visit:

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/t/3074/event/index.jsp?event_KEY=31544

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Much more information is available online at:

the BPF-Tampa Bay meetup

the national BPF website:
Burma Statements
Petitions and other actions

US Campaign for Burma

The Buddhist Channel

and many other locations


click here for a pdf flyer about the event

Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA