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Engaged Buddhism: Ideas and Inspiration - how do we speak up as Buddhists?

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 10:38

Kaspa Thompson from the Network of Buddhist Organisations writes:

Engaged Buddhism: Ideas and Inspiration —how do we speak up as Buddhists?
April 14th 19:00 - 20:00 BST
As Buddhists we are called upon to alleviate suffering, to transform ourselves and the world through dialogue, and to speak out about injustice and the degradation of our ecosystems.

What kind of action do we want to take? Bring your ideas, large or small. Listen to...

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Online six week course The Burning House - starts 18 March

Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 14:56

Shantigarbha will be offering an online event for BAM on the theme of his book The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency in the run up to its publication in August by Windhorse Publications.

More details to follow later.

Shantigarbha is also offering an online course on the theme of his book:
The Burning House (six-week course) from 18 March
How can we wake up and respond to the...

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The Buddhist Action Month Handbook is here

Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 13:47

Here is a message from the Network of Buddhist Organisations:

Buddhist Action Month is in June and the Buddhist Action Month Handbook is now available. The handbook contains information about the theme for 2021, and ideas and inspiration for actions.

Download it now and start getting ready for BAM

Please do pass the handbook onto your group leaders and centre managers and start a conversation about what your community can do...

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Introducing Buddhist Action Month 2021 - Network of Buddhist Organisations

Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 - 10:57

Lion’s Roar: Speaking up in a Troubled World - Buddhist Action Month 2021

Kaspa Thompson from the Network of Buddhist Organisations is setting up Buddhist Action Month 2021 and writes:

There are many troubles in the world. Much of the world lives in poverty. There is violence against individuals and groups of people. The climate crisis continues to unfold causing extreme weather events. We are destroying habitats. We are in the midst of a global...

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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
  4. ...
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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.