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Climate Week is 3-9 March

Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:20

Climate Week is 3-9 March

Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:20You may be interested in details of UK Climate Week, five weeks away.



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Hello all,
Just want to tell some like-minded Buddhists that I have just been accepted to spend three days doing a three-day training course with Al Gore as part of his Climate Leadership Corps. Twice a year he holds these training events on how to communicate about this issue effectively. One of this year’s two training events is here in Melbourne running from June 25th to 27th. I am over the moon.

It’s a free course. I get to train with both Al Gore and an expert in climate communications. There will be trainees there from all over the world. More information here:

http://climaterealityproject.org/leadership-corps/

With metta,
Tejopala
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Sadhu, Tejopala!
Would be great if you’d write something about that (one piece now, and one piece afterwards?) - about 350 words with a picture or two - for Triratna News and send it to me at news [at] thebuddhistcentre.com. (Best to use this email to continue this conversation rather than continuing here and cluttering up others’ inboxes with notifications!

Metta, Munisha
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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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Sustainable Centre Scheme

Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 11:27

Sustainable Centre Scheme (group)

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...
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All three International Retreat talks on video now

Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57

All three International Retreat talks on video now

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.

Watch them here.


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Zero Carbon Britain

Sat, 8 Feb, 2014 - 17:33

Zero Carbon Britain

Sat, 8 Feb, 2014 - 17:33Khemasuri writes:

“Here is Zero Carbon Britain. All their work is based on technologies that are known and working…. no reliance on science fiction!”

You may like this 1.5-minute film. Alice Hooker Stroud is Khemasuri’s daughter.

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Soya cream discovery

Tue, 24 Jun, 2014 - 17:28

Soya cream discovery

Tue, 24 Jun, 2014 - 17:28
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.
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There is even soya whipped cream in the bio shops here in the Netherlands and Belgium, tasts also great on strawberries. Must have been a treat for vegan’s Brenda, what you found.
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Highlights from the International Retreat 2014

Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 12:13

Highlights from the International Retreat 2014

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.
  • scan back through
  • ...
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China embracing Buddhism as an environmental measure?

Sun, 14 Dec, 2014 - 18:26
US radio station PBS had this report recently (7 minutes).


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Wowie! Well, given that China’s single-child policy has yielded the most self-centered culture on the face of the planet (I heard this quoted somewhere recently), a little bit of Dharma and a reminder of spiritual roots can’t possibly be a bad thing..?
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Geeks of the Round Table!

Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 12:34

Geeks of the Round Table!

Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 12:34A “Geeks of the Round Table” discussion on the intersection of Buddhism with ecological activism. They explore the idea that the Buddha was a social and political activist, what it means to acknowledge ecology as an ethical issue, and how these larger issues affect the teaching of Buddhism today.

Listen here (28 minutes)

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