Every year ‘Hidden Gems’ marks Buddhist Action Month. It’s a great way of engaging with our customer and local community. In previous years we have given out information about being vegan with its environmental benefits; last year we highlighted ethical issues around the clothing industry.
This June we wanted to bring out generosity and to thank our customers and people who donate to us. Our shop runs on dana- people giving us their unwanted items and with some love and care, we re- home them, in the process supporting four Buddhists...
Buddhist Action Month is underway and here is a timely talk from Arthacarya, given during the recent Australia / New Zealand Order Convention, on the theme of what we can do about the climate crisis. Arthacarya relates his personal journey back to environmental engagement, the trigger being reading the ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells in July 2018. He also provides some useful suggestions how Dharma practitioners can contribute to the change that must happen and move away from the four Ds of despair,...
Today the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her government will enact law to set a net zero target for carbon emissions
Today she writes on Twitter that “Many businesses, faith leaders and climate change campaigners have written to me in support of a #NetZero emissions target. Here’s my response confirming that the UK will be the first major economy in the world to legislate for it.”
Recently a number of religious leaders had signed an interfaith petition calling for this, including me, signing...
Saving the Earth, a Buddhist response to the cries of the world. How would the Buddha respond?
Akuppa’s talk given at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre on 7 June 2019 as part of their Buddhist Action Month
On 26th June the Climate Coalition is organising a mass lobby of parliament, which is being preceded by Faith events.
Vishvapani has posted about these events already, but I wanted to add to the post some information for anyone from Triratna who would like to meet up to take part in the Interfaith Walk of Witness together.
Our meeting point will be the front steps that lead up to the main entrance to St Martin in the Fields Church on Trafalgar Square. (This is where the faith workshops...
Buddhist Action Month 2019 kicked off this week! Buddhist Action Month, or BAM, is an annual festival of Buddhist social action, an opportunity to explicitly bring Metta - or loving-kindness - off the cushion into the world around us. As in previous years, a number of Sanghas across Triratna are participating in this year’s BAM. Here’s a quick look at what some have in store.
We’ve planned a great series of Friday evening events at the Bristol Buddhist Centre for BAM this year and are much looking forward to kicking BAM off with our first one this week. We’ll be focusing on a different theme each week, and there will be plenty of time to discuss our individual responses and actions that we might want to take. Come and join us - everyone is welcome to all of the evenings.
The small sangha in Vancouver, BC is joining BAM for the first time this year. In addition to the weekly sangha night program and BAM precepts, we are running a day retreat and a solstice camping weekend retreat. We will join the “No Trans Mountain Pipeline” rally on June 9th, perhaps doing some meditation if appropriate.