Buddhist Action month - June 2014

Big BAM at Brighton!

On Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 14:44
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Here’s what the Brighton sangha are planning
Transforming self and World
The Brighton Buddhist Centre has made the commitment to moving towards sustainability. We feel we need to align our ethical awareness with the realities of the 21st century, especially climate change.

We’re holding a series of events throughout June to explore this and what it means for our individual and collective practice.

Read this suggested policy from the Brighton Buddhist Centre Trustees: Becoming a Sustainable Community.

Transforming self and World – Launch of Buddhist Action Month!
with Sahajarata, Muditakari, Santacitta, Scot and friends
Saturday 7th June 1.30-5.30pm
By donation. All welcome

Film Screening : Chasing Ice
‘Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a sceptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Using timelapse photography, his hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. A deeply moving and utterly beautiful film.’
Saturday 7th June 5.30pm-7.30pm.
By donation. All welcome

Puja The Myth of Tara arising from the tears of Avalokitesvara with Vidyakaya and Sahajatara
Friday 13th June

Summer Solstice event
led by Khemanandi, with Sahajatara, and Vidyakaya
“Speaking what matters and hearing the heartbeat of the world” An afternoon of participative ritual inspired by the Bodhicitta and the work of Joanna Macy.
Sat June 21st 2.00-5.00
By Donation All welcome

Buddhist Action Month Closing Event and dedication
Santacitta, Vidyakaya, Sahajatara, Scot and friends includes a film and ending ritual, what is the future? deciding our next steps.
Sat June 28th 1.30-5.30pm By Donation All welcome

Triratna Nights in June 7.00-9.30pm
are dedicated to exploring our practice of ethics in relation to the planetTues 1​0​th June Introduction to Buddhist Action Month (BAM): Transforming Self and World
Why do we as a Buddhist Community need to engage with this topic? How do we make it part of our practice of metta and ethics? How do we feel about the issues facing our planet, and what can we do individually and as a community?
with Muditakari,Santacitta, and Sahajatara

17 June Climate change – the facts
If climate change equals suffering, have we as a community dedicated to practising ethics and metta not got a duty to try and prevent it?
The evening will include some of our projects and actions, including our ‘switch to green energy’ action. Can we take an Eco -Precept?
with Sahajatara and Santacitta

24 June Veganism: what it’s got to do with ethics and metta?!
with Maitrivajra, Vidyadhara, ​Lucy Barron and others​

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