Lucinda's picture
Lucinda

'Big Picture Dharma' - a day retreat at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 22:55

'Big Picture Dharma' - a day retreat at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 22:55

Birmingham Buddhist Action Month continues with a day retreat on Sunday 7th June. The day is Called Big Picture Dharma: The Wealth Gap and Estonia based Order member Vaddhaka is leading events based on his new book The Buddha on Wall Street: Whats Wrong with Capitalism and What we Can Do About it?

http://thebuddhaonwallstreet.com/

Here is the timetable for the day. Its suitable for anyone who knows the two meditation practices Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana. No charge, donations welcome. Bring...

Log in or register to respond
Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

Log in or register to respond
Christine's picture
Christine

PLANETARY - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:45

PLANETARY - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:45

We’re very pleased to offer a special screening of “Planetary” on June 13th at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, courtesy of the director, Steve Kennedy. The film is concurrently being shown at Sheffield Doc Fest (June 5-10). 

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, with each other...

Log in or register to respond
Vidusi's picture
Vidusi

BAM 2015

Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 13:34

BAM 2015

Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 13:34

Blackburn Triratna Buddhist Centre is taking part by concentrating on linking altruism and the environment by focusing on interconnectedness

We shall listen to Moksini’s talk and discuss that and the next week we shall be concentrating on Metta, sending it our to the world.In the following week we are having a series of talks on “Altruism, Environment and Interconnectedness” by 3 Mitras (Holly, Liz and Richard) who have requested ordination. The following week we shall be having a Metta Celebration, hosted by another...

Log in or register to respond
MarisaG's picture
MarisaG

BAM 2015 at Norwich Buddhist Centre

Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:56

BAM 2015 at Norwich Buddhist Centre

Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:56

Buddhist Action Month is here and throughout June the Norwich Triratna Sangha are exploring the theme of Caring for the World through Sustainable Living.  We ask what does sustainable living mean for us as individuals and in our communities and how can we use our Buddhist practice to care for the world?

We are excited to announce that the Centre is going Vegan for June and inviting you try it.  
The Great Vegan Bake Off - a competition.  Calling bakers and...

Log in or register to respond
Momtaz's picture
Momtaz

Engaging in 'Volunteer Action for Peace' at Taraloka 20th-3rd July

Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:42

Engaging in 'Volunteer Action for Peace' at Taraloka 20th-3rd July

Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:42


This year Taraloka is running a two-week project with the organisation ‘Volunteer Action for Peace’ or VAP. VAP is a UK-based charity promoting international peace by bringing together people from all over the world to work with partner organisations such as Taraloka. We will have 11 women coming to the project from a variety of different countries including Estonia, Germany, Spain and Italy. We will be working and living together as a community for the...

Log in or register to respond
Momtaz's picture
Momtaz

TRANSFORMING WORLD AND SELF - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 17:28

TRANSFORMING WORLD AND SELF - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 17:28

At Taraloka Women’s Retreat Centre 12th - 19th June

http://www.taraloka.org.uk/retreat-information/available-retreats/taraloka-retreat-calendar/transforming-world-and-self-tara-and-the-tears-of-avalokitesvara

Avalokitesvara weeps for the sufferings of the world and from his tears Tara is born.This retreat will have the mythic theme of Green Tara, who has one hand extended in a gesture of infinite giving, and with one leg steps down into the world to go to the aid of living beings. She is also much associated in our minds with the green of nature .

On this retreat we will look at the...

Log in or register to respond
vidyakaya's picture
vidyakaya

Hearing the Heartbeat of the World 2.00 - 5.00 pm Saturday 21st June

Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 13:10

Hearing the Heartbeat of the World 2.00 - 5.00 pm Saturday 21st June

Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 13:10

Speaking what Matters and​ Hearing the Heartbeat of the World

2.00 - 5.00 pm  Brighton Buddhist Centre
Saturday 21st June
All welcome

An afternoon of meditation and participative ritual inspired by the Bodhicitta and the work of Joanna Macy.
With Khemanandi, and Vidyakaya


A chance to open to new dimensions of experience

Khemanandi has trained in The Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy and Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy.  She now works as a Psychotherapist and lives with her partner in the countryside near Brighton, enjoying life with her...

Log in or register to respond
vidyakaya's picture
vidyakaya

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

A day at the Brighton Buddhist Centre to look at the Earth Metta Practice in more depth. 

How can we relate it to the Six Realms of the Wheel of Life?

How do we practice Metta towards those living in Hell Realms where all they know is suffering – or towards those who live in a realm where all they can understand is Power?

And how do we become Bodhisattvas?  How do we go about practicing the Perfections of Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Energy, Concentration and Wisdom?

Led by Vidyakaya...

Log in or register to respond
Nandavajra's picture
Nandavajra

The World on Fire: Buddhism in the modern world

Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 09:35

The World on Fire: Buddhism in the modern world

Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 09:35

6pm Friday 26 June - 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2015 at Adhisthana

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,...

Log in or register to respond