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Buddhist Geeks discuss Eco Dharma

Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:42

Buddhist Geeks discuss Eco Dharma

Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:42In preparation for this August’s Eco Dharma conference in New Hampshire, USA, a Buddhist Geeks podcast: Lama Willa Miller and David Loy discuss how Buddhist concerns intersect with ecological and activist concerns. They talk about the upcoming Eco-Dharma Conference, examine some ways Buddhist philosophy can contribute to the global ecology discussion, and some supposed disparities…

Listen to the podcast.
Find out about the Eco Dharma conference.

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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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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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Ethics in the Wider World

Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 15:39
Are you wondering how to draw out the Dharmic underpinnings to BAM? Here is a short article I’ve put together which might help.
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Walking the Path of Environmental Buddhism through Compassion and Emptiness

Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 16:36
An article on Buddhism and environmental conservation from one contemporary Tibetan Buddhist leader.
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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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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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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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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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Munisha's picture
Great, thank you! Just done it. Now, who else will? It was very simple.

x Munisha
Candradasa's picture
Ok, Dharmachakra has changed its default search engine on all browsers. Thanks, Maitrisara…

If you need help doing this, see Ecosia’s browser support page.
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Wonderful I’ve done it at home, shared it and will change the search engine at Hidden Gems (TBRL in Croydon) too!
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I’ve been using Ecosia for months now. It might worth bearing in mind that the profits/trees only come from when we click on their flagged “Eco-links” to a page and then buy something from that site, rather than just using Ecosia to search for information…
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Are you sure, Dharmasri? It says they’ve planted 46 trees with my help since last week and I haven’t bought anything. x M
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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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