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Beyond BAM 2018

Posted by Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

Beyond BAM 2018

Posted by Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

BAM 2018 witnessed a variety of initiatives to make the world a better place. Let’s rejoice in our individual and collective capacities to transform and to change the world. Sadhu!!! 

What about Beyond BAM? Transformation of self and world cannot be limited to the month of June alone! 

One tangible way we can maintain our ethical vigilance has been made possible by our friends at Ethical Consumer, who were so inspired by Buddhist Action Month that they have offered to extend the special BAM offer beyond June. Simply type...

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The Ulex Project: An Update

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

The Ulex Project: An Update

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

It is now almost a year since the Ulex Project - an education centre which offers capacity building and training for social movements across Europe - was launched by Ecodharma.  Located about 40 kilometres from Ecodharma Retreat Centre, at the edge of a Catalonian village in Spain, Ulex is more physically accessible than the wilder, more mountainous Ecodharma. The building, a renovated farmhouse, can accommodate about 15 to 16 people as well as 2 to 4 facilitators.

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this is great but why an earth is this post “Order Only” ?  - that makes no sense to me…..

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Hi Vidyakaya, this is an open post so it is actually accessible to all - regardless of whether you have an account with The Buddhist Centre Online or not.

With Metta,

Sadayasihi

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Using this board, we collected ideas about the world we wish to inhabit. These pieces of paper are stylised feathers, and during the month as they collected they turned into a fantastic feather cloak (kakahu) that embodies a world more in line with our values. What we wrote follows.

  • The world we envision for the future is one where the arts are paramount, myth and legend carry our inspiration above the material world; appreciation and gratitude are valued over ownership and rights
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Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

Posted by dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

Posted by dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

August 11-25 at EcoDharma

To meet the social and ecological challenges of our times requires deep inner resources, interpersonal skills and fresh political thinking. Engaged Buddhist Training equips us for this kind of radical inner and outer transformation.

Check out this years training at http://www.ecodharma.com/courses-events/2018/05/05/engaged-buddhist-trai… or email events [at] ecodharma.com for more information....

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I’m on the team for this, it’s a great team Alex and Everest and Kathrin Tulip. I last did it two years ago and it was strong and spacious 

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Mindful Carers Project

Posted by mokshini on Tue, 3 Jul, 2018 - 10:33

Mindful Carers Project

Posted by mokshini on Tue, 3 Jul, 2018 - 10:33Buddhist Action Month 2018 may be over this year, but of course the activity of 21st bodhisattvas and our love and concern for people and planet is not time-limited. So here is some news that will gladden your heart and in fact may inspire you to get involved! Mindful Carers Limited is a very small company with a project as vast as the ocean - to bring more Buddhist values into long-term care (LTC). Co-Director, Dayasara has worked for...
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Great, well done.  The way we treat aged people in institutions is, sadly, frequently very poor.  I think right livelihood care homes and carers would excellent projects.  

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Our unique Buddha Fields @the WLBC

Posted by akashadevi on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 16:37

Our unique Buddha Fields @the WLBC

Posted by akashadevi on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 16:37

We held a small but perfectly formed event last Saturday afternoon, where two West London sangha members talked about aspects of their practice off the cushion and out in the world. One person talked about how their increasing commitment to veganism felt like an expression of metta /love in their lives, and the second presentation included the showing of this moving documentary about an international charitable project which they saw as part of their spiritual practice. Both presentations were followed by...

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Oxford Triratna ‘Buddhists about Town’

Posted by Padmakumara on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 23:35

Oxford Triratna ‘Buddhists about Town’

Posted by Padmakumara on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 23:35

Oxford Triratna Buddhists held a ‘Buddhists about Town’ meditation in Oxford city centre on Saturday 23rd June, attracting much interest and even two gatechrashings from people wishing to join in! Lesley, Michael, Mayumi, Ellie, Cey, Ben and Caroline sat for 2 30-minutes periods as the crowds passed by. I was on hand to speak with people and nearly all were positively taken by the spectacle, many taking photos...

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Sadhus!!! What a wonderful expression for the world, and sounds like a great day out, to boot. Love the t-shirts!

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Sounds great fun! :)

Vajracaksu

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BAM in Winter

Posted by kerynw on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 09:23

BAM in Winter

Posted by kerynw on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 09:23

Adelaide Sangha has been focusing on themes emphasised by George Monbiot in ‘Out of the wreckage’, such as knowing your values. We have shared actions that most of us already practice that take account of the wellbeing of other beings. For example, we looked at minimising plastic packaging, going 100% vegan, providing resources for refugee families and rewilding (or revegetating/replanting) land that has been given over to grazing. Returning native flora enables vulnerable fauna to be maintained or re-introduced and this...

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Sadhu guys for all you are doing. I loved this phrase:

“truly valuing our values” :)

Keep up the good work,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu 

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Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

Posted by Nagapriya on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

Posted by Nagapriya on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Here you can see a video, made by Diana Platas, of two mitras from Cuernavaca, Olga Cuellar and Blanca García, who have begun a project in which they visit an after school club for underprivileged Mexican children and tell them stories as well as introduce some meditation. The project has been running for several months now.

Sorry but so far we don´t have subtitles for the video.

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