We have been talking about BAM for several weeks in our small sangha, starting with a planning sangha evening and then Manidhara lead a mantra evening on Padmasambhava. We invited Amalaketu from Colchester for the day to inspire us with ecological and environmental issues and we all pledged our eco precepts.
We decided we would run a stall on Deal Market every Saturday in June and our tag line became “What will you change to make a difference in our world?”...
Monday 4th - Friday 8th June: Pre-breakfast meditation @ Peace House, Paradise Street, Oxford: 7.30am-8.30am + bring/eat your own breakfast until 9am. Evening Qi Gong @ Grandpont Recreation Grounds, Whitehouse Road, Oxford - 9-9.45pm. Saturday 16th June Walk and litter pick followed by tea & cake 2-4 pm, meet at Excelsior, 2 Whitehouse Road. Saturday 23rd June 3-5pm ‘Buddhists about Town’: public meditation in Bonn Square, followed by tea at 2 Whitehouse Road. Friday 29th June Film night...
For this year’s Buddhist Action Month, I’m looking for volunteers to join me for our telephone appeal, based in the Karuna office in North London.
Karuna Appeals give us an opportunity to connect with others and ourselves, all while giving something back to the world. Using metta, sensitivity and awareness, we will work together to transform fear and resistance, exploring how we can remain open when faced with difference.
Our campaigns are perfect conditions to practice engaged Buddhism, a chance to...
Well, it’s the final week of Buddhist Action Month and I am soooOoooOOOO inspired by you lovely lot!!! WELLDONE to each and EVERYONE of you for the various ways you have engaged with the MAGICALSPACE between INNER and OUTER worlds!!! Now for some help: we’d be very GRATEFUL if you would take 5 minutes to fill in our brief survey. The results will help us to build...
In addition to our BAM programme we asked our Sangha to sign up to one of three challenges: going vegan for the month, exploring how to divest from fossil fuels or taking the plastic challenge. Quite a few people took up one (or even two!) of these challenges, with the plastic challenge being by far the most popular. I look forward to hearing how people got on with their pledges for the month.
‘We have far more in common than that which divides us’ (Jo Cox)
It was a sunny Saturday morning at Taraloka when Maitrisiddhi and I loaded up the community car to go to the street meditation in Shrewsbury. When we arrived on Pride Hill we were met by enthusiastic members of the Shrewsbury Sangha, ready to help us unload and get started. We set up meditation cushions and chairs in the heart of the pedestrianised shopping area, and waited for the band...
Do join us @ the WLBC tomorrow (Saturday) 10.30-4.30pm, for A Buddhist Action Day including local engagement with the nearby ‘Meanwhile Gardens’ Project in the afternoon. Followed by a film showing and discussion of the beautiful and thought provoking ‘Nostalgia for the Light’, 6-9pm.
‘…whatever you do to one jewel affects the entire net, as well as yourself. You cannot damage one strand of …the web that is the universe without injuring all others in it, whether that injury is known...
Owhiro Bay is part of the South Coast Marine Reserve (Taputeranga) – but being a marine reserve seems to mean little to the pieces of plastic, old bottles, old cans and general flotsam that continue to wash up on the shore and tidal pools. Nature needs more from us than the benign but distant good will of labelling a piece of coast line as a marine reserve
Taking up the plastic challenge
Having a vegan shared meal with recipes
Showing Ratnaprabha’s interview and hearing from our practising vegans
Devising an online vegetarian and vegan recipe book for our website
Someone is coming to talk to us from our local Asylum and Refugee Community
Watching the film “Demain”
Switching our heating off at the Centre in June