Well, it’s the final week of Buddhist Action Month and I am soooOoooOOOO inspired by you lovely lot!!! WELLDONE to each and EVERYONE of you for the various ways you have engaged with the MAGICALSPACE between INNER and OUTER worlds!!! Now for some help: we’d be very GRATEFUL if you would take 5 minutes to fill in our brief survey. The results will help us to build...
In addition to our BAM programme we asked our Sangha to sign up to one of three challenges: going vegan for the month, exploring how to divest from fossil fuels or taking the plastic challenge. Quite a few people took up one (or even two!) of these challenges, with the plastic challenge being by far the most popular. I look forward to hearing how people got on with their pledges for the month.
‘We have far more in common than that which divides us’ (Jo Cox)
It was a sunny Saturday morning at Taraloka when Maitrisiddhi and I loaded up the community car to go to the street meditation in Shrewsbury. When we arrived on Pride Hill we were met by enthusiastic members of the Shrewsbury Sangha, ready to help us unload and get started. We set up meditation cushions and chairs in the heart of the pedestrianised shopping area, and waited for the band...
Do join us @ the WLBC tomorrow (Saturday) 10.30-4.30pm, for A Buddhist Action Day including local engagement with the nearby ‘Meanwhile Gardens’ Project in the afternoon. Followed by a film showing and discussion of the beautiful and thought provoking ‘Nostalgia for the Light’, 6-9pm.
‘…whatever you do to one jewel affects the entire net, as well as yourself. You cannot damage one strand of …the web that is the universe without injuring all others in it, whether that injury is known...
Owhiro Bay is part of the South Coast Marine Reserve (Taputeranga) – but being a marine reserve seems to mean little to the pieces of plastic, old bottles, old cans and general flotsam that continue to wash up on the shore and tidal pools. Nature needs more from us than the benign but distant good will of labelling a piece of coast line as a marine reserve
Taking up the plastic challenge
Having a vegan shared meal with recipes
Showing Ratnaprabha’s interview and hearing from our practising vegans
Devising an online vegetarian and vegan recipe book for our website
Someone is coming to talk to us from our local Asylum and Refugee Community
Watching the film “Demain”
Switching our heating off at the Centre in June
Hello to you all, it’s so inspiring to read what others are doing. We had a sangha evening a few weeks back to decide on some action and came up with three areas, collective action, individual action and information action.
So in the collective action area we decided 1) To have a beach clean on Walmer beach on Monday 19. 2) To Meditate for peace in Deal HIgh St on Wednesday 21. 3) To host a tea party for local residents to raise...
Fri, 2 Jun, 2017 - 11:44Leeds Buddhist Centre events for BAM are up on the website and Facebook page. First event this Sunday - a Sangha walk with litter picking using equipment leant by local community group. Then it’s our Indra’s net meditation for peace on Wednesday 7June 7pm from wherever you are inspired by a related Facebook event shared by a friend of a friend of the centre. Happy connecting for change everyone! Xxx
Cambridge Buddhist Centre’s chosen Buddhist Action Month theme this year is Connecting the world with love. We will be reaching out with metta to people in the world less fortunate than ourselves, with a spirit of celebrating diversity and common humanity across cultures.
Our focus will be on the current refugee crisis - with vast numbers of people displaced from their homes through warfare, famine, poverty and climate change, we need to find ways to respond in a positive and inclusive way.
At this special Transforming Self and World morning for BAM we will be hearing about a local Buddhist community outreach project developed and led by Tareshvari and Heather Belcher. “Material Lives” was a collaboration between Tower Hamlets College and Jambala and was funded by Globe Community Project. Using games, drama, art, storytelling and other techniques, 13 local muslim women developed language skills so they could discuss and write life stories. These stories were translated into textile artworks and exhibited...