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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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BAM! 2014 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 13:33

BAM! 2014 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 13:33The Sheffield Buddhist Centre is pleased to be hosting events for BAM! 2014. Let’s join the maha-sangha in kind and honest exploration of how caring for the environment can become a clearer part of our lives as Buddhists.

Sun. June 15 (9:30-17:00) > Re-imagining the Future: day retreat based on The Work That Reconnects
Wed. June 18 (19:30-21:30) > Positive & Effective Activism: Dharmic discussion on how we can take steps, big and small, that will encourage...
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Big BAM at Brighton!

Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 14:44

Big BAM at Brighton!

Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 14:44Here’s what the Brighton sangha are planning
Transforming self and World
The Brighton Buddhist Centre has made the commitment to moving towards sustainability. We feel we need to align our ethical awareness with the realities of the 21st century, especially climate change.

We’re holding a series of events throughout June to explore this and what it means for our individual and collective practice.

Read this suggested policy from the Brighton Buddhist Centre Trustees: ...
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BAM 2014 - Suggestions for Buddhist Centre or Sangha Actions

Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 10:48

BAM 2014 - Suggestions for Buddhist Centre or Sangha Actions

Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 10:48Here’s a great list of 20 suggested actions Buddhist Centres and Sanghas can take if they want to be part of BAM 2014. More details for each are given in the notes at the end. Other suggestions welcome too of course!

We’ve divided the list into two parts - “Game-changing Actions” (which will make a real contribution, hopefully ongoingly) and “Symbolic Actions” (which are primarily awareness-raising - a crucial first step of course)

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