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BAM 2018: transforming self, transforming world

Mon, 7 May, 2018 - 17:15

BAM 2018: transforming self, transforming world

Mon, 7 May, 2018 - 17:15

Here is a short video from Christine Thuring to inspire us to commit to some life- and world changing actions this June. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reflect on our values, and to take the time to think about and adjust a habit that we know has an adverse affect on ourselves and on the planet. Typical BAM activities over the last few years have included litter picks, beach cleans, a month of going vegan, or mindful time...

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Is Climate Change a Crisis for Buddhism? A Conversation with David Loy

Tue, 27 Feb, 2018 - 12:48

Is Climate Change a Crisis for Buddhism? A Conversation with David Loy

Tue, 27 Feb, 2018 - 12:48

This video is a webinar from the oneearthsangha network, in which David Loy shares some interesting thoughts on the current state of Buddhism in the West. 

For David Loy, the current ecological crisis is at the same time a crisis for our understanding of Buddhism. Do have a listen to the video; alternatively is a summary of some of the points David Loy makes in this talk. 

Notes on David Loy talk  (bold = my emphases) 

In what ways is this ecological crisis a crisis for...

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Metta for Merida

Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Metta for Merida

Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Dear friends, Vajranatha, and the Triratna Sangha in Venezuela, needs our help! 

At the recent European chairs meeting Vajrnatha, the only order member in Venezuela, spoke movingly about the situation in Venezuela, and Merida, where he lives. 

In the video he says  ”I really need help…. what’s happening in Venezuela is a humanitarian crisis. I would like Triratna to be able to respond to this crisis.”

Please watch this video and share it with your sangha friends. What can we do to help the situation? Can...

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Silent action in Ghent

Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32

Silent action in Ghent

Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32

We did some silent sittings in the city of Ghent to express the value of more stilness and silence in daily life. Several people were sympathetic, several others were not interested, we got one or two a bit more harsh reactions and two people joined us in silent sitting….We will probably do more silent sittings in autumn. It is quite challenging to meditate in the open, just sitting, very vulnerable and at the same time rather vigorous. It tastes like more…....

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Simon Anstell's 'Carnage'

Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 17:03

Simon Anstell's 'Carnage'

Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 17:03

This film is available on BBC iplayer at the moment, but you can also watch it on youtube. 

 ’Carnage’ is a a poignant and satirical look back from an imagined future in 2067 when the whole country is Vegan at the justifications and rationalisations often used in support of many people’s dinner …… it makes some good points. 

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Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.

By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.

Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...

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Mark103 Special action for 2017 - #6: 'Climate Change for Beginners: a workshop'

Sat, 22 Apr, 2017 - 12:52

Mark103 Special action for 2017 - #6: 'Climate Change for Beginners: a workshop'

Sat, 22 Apr, 2017 - 12:52

I’ve made this video explaining why I think climate change is important for Buddhists, and giving some ideas on how what Buddhists can offer in facing up to this problem

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We the Uncivilised

Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 - 11:56

We the Uncivilised

Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 - 11:56

I’m thinking about showing this film at Southampton as part of BAM - I’ve heard wonderful things about it at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening Camp

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Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

And here is another share on the topic of veganism, in case you missed it on ‘Community Highlights’-

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

See the full post and media at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/highlights/buddhist-insights-veganism-ratnaprabha-french-and-english

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It is something that...

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Matthieu Ricard on Being Vegan

Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:50

Matthieu Ricard on Being Vegan

Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:50

To start getting in the mood for BAM 2017, I’m reposting a post from Vegan Buddhists and Friends - a simple message, communicated well

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