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Dharmbyte: Think of Every Living Being Without Exception

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 3 Feb, 2022 - 01:00

Mokshini introduces us to Buddhist Action Month and asks us to consider how our actions have consequences and how we practise the precepts as consumers.

From the talk entitled Altruism, Actually - Getting Out and Doing It given at the Triratna International Retreat, 2014.


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FBA Podcast: Touching the Earth with Love

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 20 Feb, 2021 - 06:02

How might we respond, as Buddhists, to the emerging environmental crises facing the planet? Starting from where his earlier talk, “Saying Goodbye to the Earth,” leaves off, Gunopeta explores the implications of what happens when we open our hearts to our deep emotional response to these crises.

With the aid of guided meditation, poetry, ritual, and our felt connection to nature and the holiness of place, we can learn to “touch the Earth...

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Your liberation is bound up with mine

Sat, 13 Jun, 2020 - 01:45

Racism, the legacy of slavery, seems even more relevant now. I gave this talk in Birmingham a few months ago, I offer it here.

Activism, slavery, the Bodhisattva vow and utopia.

Diversity, freedom, the Buddha. Successful responses to capitalism and other forms of suffering and injustice. What power do we have in relation to those ‘in power’?

Welcoming rage and passion along with peace, love, bliss and agency into our Sangha is the path to liberation. Bring suffering close to the heart and respond creatively...

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Buddhist Action Month 2020: For the Earth 🌍

From Triratna News on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 11:11

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) - an annual festival of social action overseen by the Network of Buddhist Organisations - has been taking place every June since 2012. This year is no exception, despite the changed circumstances, with sanghas going online to offer opportunities to engage with this year’s theme - “…for the Earth”, where the suggestion is to put this phrase in the title of any event that’s being organised for BAM 2020. 

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A Reunion: Day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

Sadayasihi is reunited with Gina Plant Cabrita and Christine Thuring who all first met on the 2014 Triratna International Gathering. They recall that Gathering and how, for each of them, it marked a pivotal moment in their lives - and what they did afterwards.

The conversation then turns to day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering and what’s been happening. We hear more about the significance of the international dimension - in particular, how coming together in...

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Dharmabyte: Deepening Our Connection with the World

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Bhadra explores how we might revision the Triratna mandala of practice to strengthen our sense of interconnectedness with the world.

From the talk Revisioning Our Relation to the World: Two Icebergs and the Mandala of Practice given at Bristol Buddhist Centre as part of BAM – Buddhist Action Month - 2018

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Dharmabyte: A Collective Inner Sleep

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

We have a collective inner sleep going on when it comes to climate change. In Buddhist terms we call this ‘avidya’, ignorance, which literally means ‘not seeing’ which brings out the active process of ignoring certain aspects of reality, especially those things we believe to be a threat.

This short talk by Dayajoti serves as an introduction to a guided ‘climate’ meditation which can be listened to here: Consensus Trance – Climate. Given at Bristol Buddhist...

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Dharmabyte: Climate Crisis Calls for Rapid Transformation

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Tejopala likens the current global climate crisis to a village with a fire that threatens everyone in it and asks what a community of monks living in such a village might do in such circumstances. He also draws on the advice given by Urgyen Sangharakshita in his talk given in 1984 called ‘Buddhism, World Peace and Nuclear War’ as to how Buddhists should act to address an overwhelming existential threat, in which Bhante urges civil resistance. 

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FBA Podcast: Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 27 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Partisan politics, hurricanes and earthquakes, mass shootings, nuclear threats … our world at times feels like a living nightmare. How do we as Buddhists respond, individually and as a sangha? And how do we keep our sanity?

“Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty” given by Sunada on Sangha Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH, November 2017.

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Actions Have Co2nsequences: Meditation at the Dáil

From Dublin Buddhist Centre on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 08:59

On 12th June, as part of Buddhist Action Month 2019, a group from the Dublin Buddhist Centre Sangha meditated outside the Dáil (the Irish parliament) to raise awareness about the need for our leaders to take action to address the climate crisis.

Here’s a short podcast with some of the participants about why they took part and how it went.

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