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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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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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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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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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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...

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Stillness on the edge

Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 18:57

Stillness on the edge

Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 18:57

Morning meditation beside Lynn Creek. My awareness became absorbed by the environment: the sounds and smells, the hardness of granite, colours, stillness amidst noise. I took a video. A haiku emerged.

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COVID-19 and Climate Change - a morning of practice with Akuppa

Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 - 17:33

COVID-19 and Climate Change - a morning of practice with Akuppa

Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 - 17:33

Sunday, 21 June 2020 from 10:00-12:00

Come and join us on Zoom

Have these troubling times given us a bit of an opportunity to reboot? To reflect on what’s really important in our lives? Possibly, to build up our lives anew on sounder principles?

Join us for a morning of practice and reflection with Akuppa, a dear friend from the Newcastle Buddhist Centre.

Make sure you reserve your place: https://mid-essex-buddhist-centre.org.uk/events-and-courses/bam-2020-cov…...

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The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

Sunday June 7: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK &  IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

Reserve a space and donate here

The current situation has shone a stark light on the failings of our society in many spheres of life. As we recover from the covid crisis and rebuild towards a ‘new normal’ we must not...

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Nature-based practice @ wildflower meadows

Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 17:39

Nature-based practice @ wildflower meadows

Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 17:39

June is the best time to be alive in the northern hemisphere. The optimism of spring is reaching a crescendo, the daylight continue stretching a bit longer with every day. As well, the creative life force that is so unique to this planet is perceptible in the smallest details. As a botanist, I relish the gradual witnessing of plants breaking dormancy, and progressing from green shoots to flowering and onwards to berries once pollinated.

Being underemployed in Vancouver BC during pandemic lockdown...

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