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World on Fire - Buddhism in the Modern World

Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 12:11

World on Fire - Buddhism in the Modern World

Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 12:11

6pm Friday 26 June - 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2015

The Buddha said the world was “on fire” – burning with greed, hatred, and delusion. What have today’s Buddhists got to say about the state of the modern world, or about the contribution Buddhism can make to improving it? Vaddhaka (whose book on Buddhism and Capitalism - The Buddha On Wall Street - has just been published) will present and compare the ideas of some contemporary Buddhist thinkers, such as...

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Are you going Beyond BAM?

Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:00

Are you going Beyond BAM?

Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:00Hi folks,

Buddhist Action Month is for life, not just for June!

To stay connected with your fellow BAMers in Triratna worldwide and their thoughts, actions and information, please Follow the Beyond BAM space here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Go to Beyond BAM and click + Follow (top left).
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International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 11:55

International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 11:55The International Buddhist Relief Organisation (IBRO) invites expressions of interest from Buddhists who would like to form a new committee to take over the running of this organisation.

“The International Buddhist Relief Organisation is a UK-based NGO recognised by the UN. It was established as a charity in 1995 with the registered aim ‘to help relieve the suffering of people everywhere, regardless of their status, creed or geographical location, who are in condition...
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UK Network of Engaged Buddhists dissolves

Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:47

UK Network of Engaged Buddhists dissolves

Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:47The UK’s Network of Engaged Buddhists recently announced its decision to dissolve itself and to hand over its assets to the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK.

At a meeting at the end of May, the membership published this announcement - including the interesting observation that NEB’s closure reflects a growth rather than a decline in Socially Engaged Buddhism:

“The Network of Engaged Buddhists has today (24th May 2014) dissolved formally as an organisation...
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Sheffield reports on activist workshop

Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:18

Sheffield reports on activist workshop

Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:18Mark Wells writes from Sheffield, where it turns out BAM is not over after all, as they still have one event to go!

“We had the ‘Positive and Effective Activism’ event yesterday for BAM, which went very well. There were eight of us there, which I was delighted with. We had a really good, and at times moving, discussion about what motivates us as activists (or potential activists). Quite a few people there were very interested in...
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Buddhist Action Month closes

Mon, 30 Jun, 2014 - 17:12

Buddhist Action Month closes

Mon, 30 Jun, 2014 - 17:12Buddhist Action Month is over. Long live BAM!

Read an overview of how it went, over on Triratna News.

It’s been hard to find out what you’ve been doing, however; clearly in future we need to develop the “communications” aspect of BAM, to encourage people to network across Triratna - and beyond, to all the other Buddhist traditions involved - and tell each other what they’ve done. Putting stuff on your personal or Centre...
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Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12Have a look at these two posts on Triratna News, definitely related to Buddhist social action:

Three dharmacharinis’ account of their participation in the annual United Nations Vesak conference:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/triratna-women-speak-out-un-day-vesak…

and the three papers they gave, variously related to women, caste, poverty and meat-eating:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/three-papers-un-day-vesak-conference-…
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BAM at Triratna Exeter Group – a celebration of altruism in the Sangha

Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01

BAM at Triratna Exeter Group – a celebration of altruism in the Sangha

Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01In an enlightening, inspiring and moving Sangha evening members of the group shared the place of altruism in their life and practice. Colin, a former member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and a very long-standing vegetarian (on altruistic grounds) talked of his voluntary work as an advocate for trade union members experiencing financial hardship and helping them to apply to benevolent funds. Emma, working at a Centre for adults with various, and sometimes profound, disabilities, shared the satisfaction,...
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Send us your BAM news

Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 20:58

Send us your BAM news

Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 20:58Apologies if, a day ago, you looked for a similar post that’s now disappeared…

So… here we go again.

If you’re doing fab stuff for BAM, there’s just one more thing we’d love you to do.
Tell us about it. And we’ll tell everyone else.

Please send
  • details of forthcoming events
  • short reports on what you’ve done (up to 350 words)
  • pictures
  • little videos and
  • audio.

Email your news to munisha [at] triratnadevelopment.org (Munisha.)...
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Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40Manchester’s Engaged Buddhist Kula is holding a Flashmob meditation (also known as a Medmob) in the city centre this Thursday.

More details here.
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