This year we have three broad areas for suggested actions for your Buddhist Centre or Sangha - but don’t let that limit you. Other suggestions welcome, of course! If you’d like to share them in this space, mokshini [at] ntlworld.com (get in touch)!
Sustainability 1. Get in touch with the trustees at your Buddhist Centre and talk about how your Centre can move towards becoming low–carbon sustainable community” and be part of Triratna’s...
For everything you need to know about the Sustainable Buddhist Centre Certification Scheme - including how to get the certificate signed by Order member and Low Carbon Consultant Amalaketu - here is our guide to sustainable Buddhist Centres!
What was Bhante’s vision of “A New Society”? Sangharakshita describes the events of his life that led him to found the Western Buddhist Order, and explains how an individual can join it. He then discusses its relation to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (now known as Triratna) and introduces the idea of the nucleus of a new society. 1’ 14”
Tara And The Tears of Avalokitesvara
A Buddhist response to the challenges of the 21 st Century and the Environmental crisis. This talk was given on the Area Order Weekend at Taraloka, May 2015, by Sahajatara.
As part of Buddhist Action Month 2015 and the international Triratna Young Buddhists weekend, we present this archive version of a live streamed Dharma talk and conversation by Parami. The talk and discussion touch on many aspects of what it is to find the meeting place between our own highest values and the world in which we find ourselves practising.
One of the most experienced and pioneering members of our Order, Parami has helped build the Triratna Buddhist...
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...
The following info is from a 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 - but the book makes it very obvious and easy to see where we can make choices that would significantly...
Parami interviews Dhammadinna and Khemasuri at the end of a retreat at Adhisthana looking at how Buddhists can help promote change in the wider world.
Based on the Dasadhamma Sutta (Discourse on The Ten Dhammas) this investigation of the unconscious paradigms we live by raises much to ponder for anyone who would like to see a kinder, more just and equitable society.
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...
Kamalashila introduces an evening on ‘The Buddha In Nature’ with a Metta Bhavana meditation (‘Cultivation of Loving Kindness’) with an emphasis on letting the breath do the work and allowing a natural feeling of goodwill to flow.
Recorded in Portsmouth, NH, USA, as part of BAM 2015!