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Buddhism and Politics - A Series by Vajragupta

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53

Buddhism and Politics - A Series by Vajragupta

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53

Should Buddhist sanghas and Buddhist Centres get involved in politics or remain politically neutral? When political debate can be so fractious and polarised, how can Buddhists make a helpful contribution?

In this ambitious and challenging series, Vajragupta asks us to reflect on our political views and conditioning, so as to come to a deeper appreciation of what a Buddhist perspective might be.

Stream and download ‘Buddhism and Politics’ by Vajragupta

A series of three talks given for Buddhist Action Month 2021.

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Hope and faith in the face of the Climate and Ecological Emergency

Fri, 4 Jun, 2021 - 13:25

Hope and faith in the face of the Climate and Ecological Emergency

Fri, 4 Jun, 2021 - 13:25

Join members of the Triratna Earth Sangha online on Sunday 20th June for meditation with a focus on the web of life, plus a workshop based on Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects and an opportunity to share what’s live for you concerning the Climate and Ecological Emergency. There’ll be discussion groups and a puja based on the Shambhala warrior training verses.

Contributions toward a seed fund for future activities will be welcome but absolutely not required.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88291245399?pwd=RDJmTXg3N0FZSjZ5T295T3FuNDRCdz09
Meeting ...

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How do you speak about sustainability as a buddhist?

Thu, 3 Jun, 2021 - 14:38

How do you speak about sustainability as a buddhist?

Thu, 3 Jun, 2021 - 14:38


This evening we have the great delight to invite Dhammapītika from the Netherlands to a conversation with Gunaketu about how buddhists can speak up about sustainability.
How to cope, deal with and relate to climatchange? This invites us to reshape our deepest myths of creation and of being. Some find it exhilarating - others frightening. Entering the new era with openess and non rigidity is a skill that can be learned. Are you interested?

Dhammapītika is chair of the...

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Triratna Earth Sangha

Tue, 25 May, 2021 - 14:59

Triratna Earth Sangha

Tue, 25 May, 2021 - 14:59

Akasaraja writes:

Triratna Earth Sangha
- a recently formed group of Order members, mitras and friends from across the world who are deeply concerned about the environmental plight of the Earth and all the attendant suffering this is already causing and will cause in the future - invites both Buddhist centres and individual practitioners to follow the lead of the Glasgow sangha by sitting in meditation in a public space at 3pm UK time (or your own time,...

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India Covid-19 Emergency: A Co-ordinated Triratna Fundraising Response

From Triratna News on Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 19:35

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Co-ordinated Triratna Fundraising Response

From Triratna News on Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 19:35

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust

In this message, we’d like to clarify how the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together and in collaboration with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second wave of COVID in India. 

Many of you are giving to the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna and other appeals. It is a credit to our Order and Movement that...

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Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation, Thursday 22nd April 

This event marks the start of a coming together of all those in Triratna for whom concern for the environment is an intrinsic part of their Dharma practice. We will be gathering online on Earth Day (April 22nd) for a period of meditation, sitting in solidarity with this beautiful fleeting world. So wherever you are in the world please join us.

First meditation led by Paramananda

UK & ...

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Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

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Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

From East Coast US Climate Action on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

From East Coast US Climate Action on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

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Buddhism and Social Justice

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Buddhism and Social Justice

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Wednesday 14th October, 7pm-8.30pm UK time

Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.

In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.

The...

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Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC / BAME Dharma and Community Connection.

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 15:49

Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC / BAME Dharma and Community Connection.

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 15:49

Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection

Last Saturday of every month: see here for times this month.

What is the space?
This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience and who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander,...