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Radical ethics at Manchester Buddhist Centre

Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 18:01

Radical ethics at Manchester Buddhist Centre

Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 18:01Buddhist Action Month kicked off in Manchester with last Sunday’s Radical Ethics event at the Manchester Buddhist Centre. Amitasuri was there and reports:

“Seventeen of us, aged from 20s to 60s, gathered for an afternoon run by the Centre’s Manchester Engaged Buddhist Kula.

First the Kula members talked about how they practise the precepts and the challenges they face doing this. In particular, Simon Bradley gave the example of imagining that his carbon footprint was quite...
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BAM in Birmingham

Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 17:51

BAM in Birmingham

Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 17:51Buddhist Action Month has started well. In fact, it started early: the Birmingham Buddhist Centre launched their events at the end of May! They report:

“After a launch evening on the 27th May, we’ve asked the Birmingham sangha to take a green precept for the month. People are making pledges on the Centre’s Facebook page and on a noticeboard in the cafe.

So far this ranges from signing up for a local organic veg box delivery...
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Some quotes by Bhante on the natural world

Thu, 5 Jun, 2014 - 20:27

Some quotes by Bhante on the natural world

Thu, 5 Jun, 2014 - 20:27“As Buddhists we are meant, we are urged to direct metta towards all living beings. That doesn’t just mean all human beings, it means all animals, insects, plants, birds, beasts of every kind. So this is the basis, we may say, of our ecological concern as Buddhists: we wish well towards all living beings.”

(The Next Twenty Years, WBO Day 1988)

“It is not that you just sit on your meditation mat radiating metta towards the world...
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Munisha explains BAM for non-Buddhists

Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 18:46

Munisha explains BAM for non-Buddhists

Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 18:46Hi! I’m co-Chair of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, which is running BAM in partnership with Triratna. Here’s what I wrote about BAM for the website of Together in Service, the multifaith social action project of which BAM is a part.

Buddhism generally has a very positive image in the UK, as a peaceful, meditative lifestyle. At the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, we’d like to mess that up a...
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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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Switch your search engine

Sun, 1 Jun, 2014 - 10:53

Switch your search engine

Sun, 1 Jun, 2014 - 10:53
  • A very quick, easy thing to do and to encourage friends and Sangha members to do. Switch your internet search engine to Ecosia http://www.ecosia.org who plant trees with a proportion of their profits. You can set Ecosia as your default page (under preferences) and there is an app too. It all works perfectly well, I’ve been using it for several months now.

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UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 17:26

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 17:26Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says.



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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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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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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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