Here’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)
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...
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 11:27Triratna’s ‘Sustainable Centre Scheme’has grown out of its participation in the UK’s national 2014 BAM - Buddhist Action Month.
The intention is to discuss and develop plans for a certification scheme where Buddhist Centres would be certified as “Sustainable Centres” along the lines of the Fair Trade Association’s Temple Certification scheme.
To become certified, Buddhist Centres need to commit to actioning a list of 10 ‘dimensions’, or steps, covering all aspects...
Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57Thanks to Clear Vision, the videos of the three main talks from the recent International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, all addressing the topic of practical response to suffering in the world.
Birmingham Buddhist Centre runs a project to support carers with their stress management. As part of BAM, we went for a vegan lunch option today. It turned out that soya cream (drizzled over strawberries) was quite a hit with many of them. Brenda is here posing with her new discovery and vowing to go home and get some.
Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 12:13It’s possible (just about, in theory) that you’ve missed the coverage of the International Retreat 2014, which ended yesterday at Adhisthana, in bright sunshine and very good heart. Its title was The Bodhisattva’s Reply - to the world’s suffering. Essentially, the retreat was about Buddhist social action.
The retreat media team covered the event thoroughly in pictures, audio and video. You can:
catch all the highlights of this great event here, including audio of all main talks.