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+Follow Compassion in Action to stay in touch all year round

Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 15:18

+Follow Compassion in Action to stay in touch all year round

Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 15:18

Dear BAM-ers,

Have you registered for the Compassion in Action page on The Buddhist Centre Online? This is the all-year-round space for people interested in the kinds of things we focussed on in Buddhist Action Month. 

+Follow Compassion in Action.

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Sadayasihi

Reflections on BAM in Dublin

Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 20:24

Reflections on BAM in Dublin

Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 20:24

One of the biggest difficulties one has to face into when one wants to change the world – whether this is helping to bring about world peace, tackling climate change, ending famine, overthrowing an unjust system – is the fact that it is impossible to do on your own.  Think of Avalokitesvara, prior to the intervention of Amitabha: he fell into despair at the realisation of how little a difference he could make as just one being on his own.

I feel...

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Earth Evening - Young Buddhists Group in Dublin

Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 09:36

Earth Evening - Young Buddhists Group in Dublin

Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 09:36

Clodagh Gray reports on the “Earth Evening: Practicing for the Planet” Young Buddhist Group meeting which looked at some of the big challenges of our time and how we can respond together as a Sangha to these issues:-

On Friday the 26th of June, coming towards the close of BAM, the Young Buddhist Group congregated in the DBC for a very special theme ‘Practicing  for the Planet.’  As usual the atmosphere in the Centre on the Friday evening was warm and full of...

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BAM 2015 closes

Fri, 3 Jul, 2015 - 17:51

BAM 2015 closes

Fri, 3 Jul, 2015 - 17:51

Hi BAM-ers, congratulations on a great month! From the over 100 posts here on this BAM space on TBCO, it’s clear Triratna has taken BAM to its heart, not just in the UK, the land of its origin, but in Ireland, Germany, France and America. Sadhu!

Have a look at the full closing report over on Triratna News. 

Thank you everyone, so much, for all your planning, enthusiasm and reporting. This is the great step forward we’ve made...

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Sadayasihi

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 16:18

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 16:18

Report by Adam Dinan about the Sangha hike in Wicklow that was organised by Vajrashura as  part Buddhist Action Month as a way of reconnecting with nature and reminding us of why cherishing environmental sustainability is so important:-

On Saturday the 27th of June, a group of approximately 20 intrepid hikers from across Ireland gathered in the small hillside town of Laragh, Co. Wicklow for a much-anticipated Sangha Hike organised as part of Buddhist Action Month. The aim of the event was to allow those involved to...

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A five minute action you can still squeeze into June!

Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 14:06

A five minute action you can still squeeze into June!

Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 14:06

If you  are feeling you wish you had been able to do a bit more for Buddhist Action Month and now realize June is nearly over - here is something effective you can still do, it takes fine minutes: switch to Green Energy. This means that all the money you pay for your bills will go to fund energy won from renewable resources. There are several Green Energy companies in the UK, but if you choose Good Energy,  they will pay...

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Taraloka: Our process of trying to move towards Sustainable Energy

Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 13:24

Taraloka: Our process of trying to move towards Sustainable Energy

Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 13:24

Sharing with you Taraloka’s action on Sustainable Energy: Written by Maitrisiddhi

Up till 2010, Taraloka was heated by oil – non-renewable fossil fuel pumped out of the ground thousands of miles away, with all the effects on the environment when burnt, and sea spillage risks en route.  Now, Taraloka is heated by biomass boilers, supplied from sustainable Welsh and English forestry. 

When I moved here, in 2009, plans were already afoot to try to improve Taraloka’s carbon footprint.  Care for the environment and trying...

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with stillness, simplicity, and contentment - ?

Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 08:00

with stillness, simplicity, and contentment - ?

Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 08:00

What does it mean to live ‘a simple life’ in the 21st century?

Do we even discuss this frequently, or at all, with our Buddhist friends? As we come to the end of Buddhist Action Month, but hopefully only to the beginning of further engagement with the issues raised over the month, this might be an interesting and fruitful question to discuss. How much do we make conscious the fact that we have all grown up and been conditioned by the ethos...

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10 tips to reduce our carbon footprint - part 2

Sun, 28 Jun, 2015 - 17:45

10 tips to reduce our carbon footprint - part 2

Sun, 28 Jun, 2015 - 17:45

Here is some more info is from the book called ‘How Bad are Bananas?‘ by Mike Berners-Lee. This book compares the relative amount of the carbon impact of a wide range of daily products and activities and gives an estimate of the actual carbon produced from each to help us make more informed choices. The carbon footprint figures for each product are estimates  (Co2e) - but the book makes it very obvious and easy to see where we can make choices that would significantly...

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Vegan Cookery Demonstration in Dublin

Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 10:09

Vegan Cookery Demonstration in Dublin

Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 10:09

Report by Clodagh Gray about the vegan cookery demonstration that happened in the women’s residential community in Dublin as part of Buddhist Action Month:-

Following on from last week’s screening of Cowspiracy and building on the link between sustainability and adopting a more vegan friendly lifestyle, our very own resident chef (although he is too humble to accept this!) Pat Timlin led a vegan cooking demonstration in the Women’s Buddhist Community as part of BAM on Sunday the 21st of June.

Over 21 people –...

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