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For the Earth, From the Sangha: Poetry Readings and Other Voices

Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:08

This is a companion recording to the series of podcasts I produced for Earth Week 2020: Hair On Fire - Buddhist Responses Turning Toward Climate Change

  1. Eva Soncin introduced Vimalasara.
     
  2. Vimalasara read “I am Africa” from her recently published book of poems, I Am Still Your Negro: An Homage to James Baldwin, published by University of Alberta Press. It’s available at your favorite online book sellers, and on order from local independent bookstores.
     
  3. Paul Greenberg read excerpts
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Transcript of chat from The Compassionate Revolution by Parami

Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 00:49

Here’s the transcript of the chat thread in Parami’s online talk and conversation today! 🙏🏻

Reserve a space on future BAM events!
 

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For Nothing Is Fixed: Reflecting on Racism

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:39

Dear Sangha friends,

I wanted to offer you a podcast to listen to in these times. Paramananda and I met on May 25 to record a conversation for The Buddhist Centre Online. At the time George Floyd had not yet died an unjust death in an encounter with police. Another black man Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting while jogging in Georgia was in the news. Our conversation began with a poem from James Baldwin and opened to reflections about the relevance and purpose of...

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It's Buddhist Action Month

Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 - 13:18

Kaspalita Thomson from the Network of Buddhist organisations writes:

“It’s June, which means it’s Buddhist Action Month. There is so much suffering in the world right now, from the climate crisis, to the global pandemic, to the suffering of the Black community in America and I could list more things.

As Buddhists, how can we make an appropriate response?

Our path must be one of both deepening our refuge and practice and turning outward to face the world and take compassionate action.

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For Nothing Is Fixed - Getting Real with Viveka and Paramananda, Episode 1

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 02:16

For Nothing Is Fixed

For nothing is fixed,
forever, forever, forever,
it is not fixed;
the earth is always shifting,
the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born,
and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us.
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gunabhadri

Buddhist Action in a Post-Covid era

Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:45

Another message from The Network of Buddhist organisations:

“Dear Friends,
 
We would like to invite you to an online meeting on “Buddhist Action in a Post-Covid era“ on Saturday 6 June from 3 - 4.30pm.
 
The event is both a launch of this year’s BAM (Buddhist Action Month) under the auspices of NBO and the Eco Dharma Network, as well as time to reflect on what Buddhist action...

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For the Earth - BAM! 2020 (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 28)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 12:59

This year’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) - happening around the world throughout June - is about to kick off. The theme is “For the Earth” - and here on the Dharma Toolkit we’ll be looking at the intersection between urgent human issues like climate change, economic inequality and social justice. 

The poetic version of this, rooted in personal and community practice, is that we have a perfect opportunity to speak up for the many beings...

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gunabhadri

Buddhist Action Month Calendar

Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 13:11

Kaspalita Thompson from the Network of Buddhist Organisations writes:

“… So many of our events for Buddhist Action Month (June) are likely to be online this year. This means that people can join them from anywhere in the world.

With this in mind I’ve created a calendar of events on the NBO website. There are just a few events there at the moment, and I’d love to add details of whatever you are offering.
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gunabhadri

Buddhist Action Month 2020

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:44

Kaspalita Thompson from the Network of Buddhist Organisations writes:

We are living in unusual times. The world has responded with appropriate urgency to the COVID-19 outbreak. Buddhist centres across the UK have closed and are offering practice sessions online. Local volunteer groups have appeared to respond to the virus.

In the background the climate and ecological crisis continues to unfold. Although there has been a drop in carbon emissions in many countries in lockdown, and an...

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