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.
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.
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?
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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,...