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Awakening money: sources of inspiration 2

Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 - 23:23

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 2

Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 - 23:23

Amalavajra finishes his series of posts with some books to get you thinking even further about your relationship with money.

Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered, by E F Schumacher. 
The classic text on progressive economics from a former colleague of J.M. Keynes, including a chapter called ‘Buddhist Economics’.

The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do about It, by Triratna Order member Vaddhaka
After his Enlightenment the Buddha...

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Awakening money: sources of inspiration 1

Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 1

Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser lists some sources of inspiration for refreshing your relationship with money. First, some talks:

Vaddhaka’s barnstorming talk on Going Beyond Capitalism - A Buddhist Perspective (61 minutes). On video or audio.

Sangharakshita on Buddhist Economics (Audio, 76 minutes) 
This lecture lays down the principles underlying the creation and use of wealth, and explores the principles of generosity and right livelihood as signified by the Goddess Sri’s promise to give everything...

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Awakening money by giving more

Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

Awakening money by giving more

Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

More ideas from Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser, for reviewing your relationship with money.

“The second Buddhist precept is ‘With open-handed generosity I purify my body.’

  • Recognise the abundance you enjoy by writing down at the end of each day five things you have been given. (Even a bus ride counts!)
  • ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ (Howard Thurman) Take seriously that dreamwork (for
  • ...
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Sponsored 'vegan for a week' event - open to all

Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 17:49

Sponsored 'vegan for a week' event - open to all

Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 17:49

In Southampton, we are running a sponsored ‘vegan for a week’ event and we would like to invite you to participate!

It takes place the week beginning 29th June, costs £5 to join, and all proceeds go to Green Tara Trust for their work in Nepal.

Participants will receive a handy booklet full of information about going vegan, what veganism means, the link between Buddhism and veganism, as well as lots of great recipes and resources to help you through the week....

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Eco Dharma talks free on SoundCloud

Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 12:18

Eco Dharma talks free on SoundCloud

Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 12:18

Triratna’s Eco Dharma Centre in Spain focuses on Dharma work on ecology, activism and related matters. You can hear a wealth of Eco Dharma teaching here on SoundCloud.

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Spend less; live more simply

Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Spend less; live more simply

Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with further ideas for looking at your relationship to money.

“The third Buddhist precept is ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment I purify my body.’ So:

  • Meditate every day for the rest of June to gain the stillness and clarity to know what matters to you. Committing to a regular slot, eg 20 minutes first thing each morning, helps to actually do this. Try this led meditation.
  • Sit comfortably and do nothing more than watch the birds or clouds, or drink a
  • ...
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More about awakening your money

Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 16:36

More about awakening your money

Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 16:36

We haven’t said very much so far about Triratna’s second theme for Buddhist Action Month: Awakening your money sense.  Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with some ideas for getting real about your money, including a short questionnaire.

“Why not use Buddhist Action Month to finally get real about money - both objectively (how much you really have and need), and subjectively (your underlying attitudes and beliefs about money)?

You may find, as many people do, that your relationship to money mirrors your...

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My BAM month-Dayasara

Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 19:41

My BAM month-Dayasara

Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 19:41

My Mum died on June 5th-lots of emotion, of course, but Mum’s health had been deteriorating since she had a fall at the end of March and a stroke a week later-we’ve got a family-led funeral on June 29th. Entirely unexpected was what happened on June 2nd, when I set off to Cambridge to contribute to the Centre’s Introduction to BAM evening, had a brain haemorrhage whilst driving on the A14 and had 4 nights excellent care in...

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INTERESTED MORE IN FAIRTRADE?

Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 10:24

INTERESTED MORE IN FAIRTRADE?

Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 10:24

Hridayagita, kitchen manager at Taraloka was interviewed by Janice Lowe - the Chair of Faversham Fairtrade Group. Taraloka is accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation as a Fairtrade Temple and would like to share our experience with the Sangha.

Hridayagita is willing to talk to you about Fairtrade accreditation or managing the food order ethically. You can contact her on hridayagita [at] taraloka.org.uk

Qu. 1. What drove Taraloka & you to seek Fairtrade status with the Fairtrade Foundation for Taraloka?

A.         We were already prioritising Fairtrade as one...

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Carers Project in Birmingham

Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 23:24

Carers Project in Birmingham

Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 23:24

For the month of June, the public classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been focusing on the themes from BAM. Last night 16th June, Maitrisara presented a slide show on the Centre’s Carers Project, now in its 11th year. Through this project, unpaid carers of family members learn methods to take care better care of their physical and emotional health. Over the life of the project so far, day workshops and overnight breaks have been available to 600...