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.
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 10th 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