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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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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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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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Vaddhaka launches new book at Dublin Buddhist Centre

Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 21:32

Vaddhaka launches new book at Dublin Buddhist Centre

Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 21:32

Report by Adam Dinan about the launch of Vaddhaka’s book The Buddha on Wall Street which happened as part of Buddhist Action Month in the Dublin Buddhist Centre:-

A large crowd gathered at Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday June 13th to witness the launch of Vaddhaka Linn’s new book, The Buddha on Wall Street.  As part of the launch, Vaddhaka delivered a Dharma Talk on the topic of “Evolution, Capitalism, and The Buddha”.

He began by describing how the organisation of our economic system is greatly influenced...

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Buddhists on Anti-Austerity March 20th June

Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 15:44

Buddhists on Anti-Austerity March 20th June

Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 15:44



As part of Buddhist Action Month, a group from the London Buddhist Centre sangha will be going on the national anti-austerity march in central London this Saturday 20th June to champion economies of giving, compassion and community. They’d love you to join them!

 
Meeting point: exit 4 of Bank station at 11.30am
Marching point: Anti-war & Peace, Climate & Green blocs at 11.45am,

located on Cornhill, Point F on this map. 
 : https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zb3GvmkMsc94.km3K5vcR2yeo


look out for banners with the...

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Wheels of Life Bicycle Repair Workshop in Dublin

Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 14:25

Wheels of Life Bicycle Repair Workshop in Dublin

Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 14:25

On Saturday 6th June, bicycle enthusiast and wheel-builder, Donal MacErlaine, hosted a bicycle repair workshop in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, which was followed by a cycle around the park and a picnic in Farmleigh.  You can see a selection of photos from the day here.

Donal shares some of his reflections on how cycling fits into the Dharmic life:-

Cycling is the most efficient and ecological form of transport known to us.  It has qualities of being sustainable and social, and...

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Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Following on from last week’s meditation on the Buddha in nature, this Tuesday (16th) we’ll be looking at the elements - earth, water, fire, air - in our experience as we follow the breath…

How to connect 
Join us at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK via our Google + page (you will need a Google account of some kind and will have to add us to your circles. Click ‘hangouts’ in the event posting on our page each week).

NB. Tuesday...

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BAM Online Meditations!

Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:54

BAM Online Meditations!

Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:54

For the rest of this month we’ll be conducting our usual weekly online meditation on BAM’s central themes of sustainability and caring for others. And who better to get us started than Kamalashila! :)

If you don’t know our online meditation space and schedule, head on over to Online Meditators and connect with us there.

Kamalashila is one of our most experienced meditation practitioners and teachers. Author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination & Insight, we’re very fortunate to have...

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Parami - Live Web Talk June 6th!

Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:33

Parami - Live Web Talk June 6th!

Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:33

On Saturday as part of BAM and the Young Buddhists weekend Parami will offer a live web talk and conversation. One of the most experienced and pioneering member of the Order, Parami has helped build the Triratna Buddhist Community over the past 30+ years and has never lost touch with its radical edge! We hope as many of you can tune in at home or with your own sanghas wherever you are!

The live streaming event we’ll be happening at 5pm UK...

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