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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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Sheffield reports on activist workshop

Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:18

Sheffield reports on activist workshop

Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:18Mark Wells writes from Sheffield, where it turns out BAM is not over after all, as they still have one event to go!

“We had the ‘Positive and Effective Activism’ event yesterday for BAM, which went very well. There were eight of us there, which I was delighted with. We had a really good, and at times moving, discussion about what motivates us as activists (or potential activists). Quite a few people there were very interested in...
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Send us your BAM news

Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 20:58

Send us your BAM news

Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 20:58Apologies if, a day ago, you looked for a similar post that’s now disappeared…

So… here we go again.

If you’re doing fab stuff for BAM, there’s just one more thing we’d love you to do.
Tell us about it. And we’ll tell everyone else.

Please send
  • details of forthcoming events
  • short reports on what you’ve done (up to 350 words)
  • pictures
  • little videos and
  • audio.

Email your news to munisha [at] triratnadevelopment.org (Munisha.)
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Possible BAM funding?

Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - 14:10

Possible BAM funding?

Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - 14:10Together in Service is a government programme offering funding to faith groups in England for social action projects involving two or more faiths.

You can apply all through this year, until the money runs out, but the next funding deadline is 29th May.

Briefing meetings on how to apply are being held in Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Leicester, Manchester & London shortly.

More information
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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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Munisha

Plans revealed for Vajrasana Retreat Centre

Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 13:15

Plans revealed for Vajrasana Retreat Centre

Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 13:15Check out this little video on environmentally friendly plans for the redevelopment of the London Buddhist Centre’s retreat centre, Vajrasana.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/plans-revealed-lbc-vajrasana-retreat-…
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Munisha

London Buddhist Centre's BAM plans

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:41

London Buddhist Centre's BAM plans

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:41Su Yen writes from the London Buddhist Centre about their plans for BAM next month.

“Atula, Srivati, Amalavajra and others will be giving talks on Fridays in June, talking about beneficial activity in the local community and the world. We will also be showing films most Saturday nights. There may also be other activities, like helping in local food gardens and so on.”

Download the LBC’s summer calendar pdf.
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Introducing BAM: Buddhist Action Month

Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 22:21
Here’s an interview Introducing BAM (Buddhist Action Month), happening across Triratna and the UK Buddhist world in June 2014. Lokabandhu speaks to Amalaketu and Mokshini, chairs of the Colchester and Brighton Buddhist Centres about their vision for the month - and how they’d like to go ‘Beyond BAM’. For 20 practical ideas of what your Centre or Sangha could do, click here.
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International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 11:55

International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 11:55The International Buddhist Relief Organisation (IBRO) invites expressions of interest from Buddhists who would like to form a new committee to take over the running of this organisation.

“The International Buddhist Relief Organisation is a UK-based NGO recognised by the UN. It was established as a charity in 1995 with the registered aim ‘to help relieve the suffering of people everywhere, regardless of their status, creed or geographical location, who are in condition...
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Dharmic Reasons to participate in BAM

Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 10:37

Dharmic Reasons to participate in BAM

Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 10:37Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM 2014
BAM is the UK’s Buddhist Action Month, happening nationally in June 2014. Triratna’s European Chairs Assembly adopted it in summer 2013, and in 2014 Triratna are in effect taking the lead in promoting BAM across the UK’s Buddhist Sanghas. The NBO (Network of Buddhist Organisations) will be participating, and it will form part of TiS (Together in Service), an English...