Fundraising Skills Auction

Saturday 29th Jun 2024 - 6.30pm to 9.45pm

Fundraising Skills Auction in aid of Cambridge Buddhist Centre

Please come and take part, in person or on Zoom, at this fantastic fundraising event in aid of the Buddhist Centre. The spirit of generosity and abundance will be fully flowing as we auction the wonderful skills and fascinating objects donated by Sangha members in order to boost our beautiful Centre's finances.

Everyone can take part - if you have a skill to offer or an object to donate then please email Padmajata on It's amazing what skills we all have and sometimes our interests can be brought forward as a skill to offer. Some examples from the auction last year in aid of Tiratanaloka are: knitting a hat/scarf, taking people for bluebell wood picnic, cake making, a 3 course meal at your house, gardening and cat-sitting. Examples of objects which could be donated are paintings, sculptures, jewellery and household objects.

Doors open at 6.30pm for cakes and other refreshments and the auction will take place from 7pm to 8pm, and again from 8.30pm to 9.30pm with more refreshments at 8-8.30pm. The Zoom link which is here will open at 6.50pm. Payments will be to a special Just Giving website which details will become available nearer the time.

Love from the team for the Fundraising Skills Auction

What's been offered so far...

Fantastic theatre workshop for up to 10 people with experienced sangha actor on Saturday 3rd August.

A day out with an experienced bird watcher to Titchwell, a bird reserve in north Norfolk, in August.

A day out with an experienced bird watcher to Welney Wildfowl reserve in November.

Yoga nidra session for 2 people at CBC.

A weekend in Wells-next-the-sea in north Norfolk.

Monthly vegan cake for 6 months, left at CBC for collection.

A Zen vegan feast for 4 delivered to your door around Cambridge.

An elegant clear glass flower vase.

A 3 card Tarot reading

A 90 minute relaxation assessment and practice session with trained relaxation therapist

2 hours painting workshop by experienced art teacher for up to 3 people.

A short dharma text of your choice written in beautiful calligraphy.

A hour’s acoustic guitar lesson for beginners from experienced guitar teacher

2 hours gardening development advice from experienced gardener

Decorating the cover of a journal.

A lovely handknitted cream cardigan.

2 paintings by young sangha artist.

3 yummy cakes, 1 vegan, 2 non-vegan, sold separately – delivered to CBC.

Gourmet vegan meal for 4 brought to your home.

A wonderful day out with a history enthusiast around Stamford, including guide book for 2 people.

A private piano lesson by accomplished classical pianist.

A special private performance of classical music for up to 4 people in Cambridge.

A walk in Fen Drayton lakes with experienced photographer to develop your photography skills.

An original painting by celebrated male sangha artist.

2 x One to One Yoga sessions focusing on yoga to release blocked energy and lead to deep relaxation at CBC.

Introduction to the card game of bridge session.

A handknitted vest with special original lotus design in your chosen colours.

4 sessions of coaching with experienced coach.

An original painting by celebrated female sangha artist.

Dog or cat sitting over a weekend – around Cambridgeshire.

5 copies of the book Journey to the Deep: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation.

Outing for up to 3 people to a lovely nature spot with a gorgeous picnic as well – around Cambridge.

Coaching to get the job of your dreams from experienced professional.

Original ceramic object by celebrated artist.

A 3 card tarot reading focusing on an area of your Buddhist practice by email.

Two lovely rupas – a Milarepa rupa and a Kuan Yin rupa - to be sold separately.

5 copies of the book Into the Flow: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation.

Outing for several people to the British Museum to look at the Buddhist section with sangha art historian on Friday 19th July.

2 hours gardening with experienced gardener.

Led By: 
Padmajata and Team
Suitable For: 
Cambridge Buddhist Centre
How To Book: 
Not necessary