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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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Garavavati

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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Sadayasihi

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,...

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Christine

Aryadrishti on Carbon offsets, Promise the Pod, and Dana

Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 - 22:49

Aryadrishti on Carbon offsets, Promise the Pod, and Dana

Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 - 22:49

Follow on from Aryadrishti’s talk, The Earth is My Witness. Three points of discussion that arose with regards to how we can mitigate our impacts on the world, whether ecological, environmental, political, social and/ or Dharmic.

Carbon offsets for air travel (from research done by Mary Salome and Nancy Artz) 

Carbon offsets are not a perfect solution, but they are a helpful starting point to address the climate crisis. You can use the calculator to come up with an amount to a local organization that...

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Suddhayu

A Statement From Pan-American Chairs of Triratna (PACT) Regarding Black Lives Matter (English, Español, and Português)

Sat, 20 Jun, 2020 - 03:51

A Statement From Pan-American Chairs of Triratna (PACT) Regarding Black Lives Matter (English, Español, and Português)

Sat, 20 Jun, 2020 - 03:51

Recent police killings of Black people in the United States has given rise to a worldwide effort to bring awareness to the history of Black oppression and to challenge the current oppressive and often dangerous conditions faced by Black communities. Black lives matter. Triratna Buddhist Community in the Americas is dedicated to overcoming the hatred and oppression faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities – in our sanghas, in our towns and cities, and around the world.

We are the...

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kusaladevi

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Join Viveka and Paramananda for the second of their four live conversations, on Monday June 22nd

USA 9am PST | México 11am | USA 12pm EST | UK & IE 5pm | Europe 6pm CET

These conversations take place in Zoom and are approximately 60 minutes long. You can see their first conversation here on Facebook.

Visit our Events space to reserve a place and make a donation.

Viveka is the former Chair...

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Christine

For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action, by Guhyapati

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 20:12

For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action, by Guhyapati

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 20:12

On June 28, Guhyapati will illuminate how the Dharma can sustain and empower us for effective social engagement, while also resourcing us to be effective during this crucial time. Guhyapati is our final speaker for BAM 2020.

The last year has seen important shifts in public narrative and awareness around the climate crisis. We’re living through enormous mobilisations on key social and ecological issues. For many, this feels like a turning point. In the midst of this historic point of disruption,...

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Christine

For the Earth: The Earth is my Witness, by Aryadrishti

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:55

For the Earth: The Earth is my Witness, by Aryadrishti

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:55

On Sunday June 21, Aryadrishti will exaine how we can face the suffering of the world with an open heart, and act with aware kindness. Complementing the Dharma life, her vocation is habitat restoration, often of salmon-bearing streams and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. She is our 3rd (of 4) speakers on BAM 2020. This is a free event, offered on the generosity economy. Donations are welcome.

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST...

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Christine

How insight can give us access to an inexhaustible form of will, excerpt from Vimalamoksha's talk

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:34

How insight can give us access to an inexhaustible form of will, excerpt from Vimalamoksha's talk

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:34

The following is excerpted from Vimalamoksha’s talk, For the Earth: The Art of Skilful Choices (June 13)

When the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree and saw all of his past lives, he witnessed an unimaginable expanse of being, he came into relationship to deep time and the oceans of the details of lived experience were not lost. This sublime doorway is something that we can all access by pushing the envelope of our imagination and finding our own relationship to deep...