it feels a bit like spring as I write this, and perhaps that is an auspicious time to turn our minds to Buddhist Action Month 2017.
I know that some Triratna Centres and their respective ‘engaged Buddhist’ groups have already got plans for June and what they want to see happening during Buddhist Action Month; but for others this might be a first reminder that it is not too soon to turn our minds to the early summer and start thinking what...
Buddhist Action Month 2017 is three months away but here is something to literally prepare the ground for it: a tree planting and meditation retreat, organised by Satyadasa from the LBC with Trees for Life in the Highlands - it sounds great!
This is the event page on the LBC site where you’ll find more info:
On June 26 there will be an action planning day. This will be a chance for interested people to brainstorm what the Melbourne Sangha could do collectively rather than simply as individuals to be as effective as possible in addressing the climate crisis. It will start with a short talk by Tejopala on climate change and the five precepts.
On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).
The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.
In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on...
A small group came together for a day of reflection, contemplation and rejoicings on Sun. June 19th. Although we were only 5 individuals, we had all participated on Sheffield’s first BAM event (Natural Dharma), so we were familiar with each others’ Green Precepts and with each other.
In addition to meditation, Suddhacandika led us through reflections of gratitude, for which we wrote our rejoicings on paper-cut-out hands and offered these to the shrine, to Avalokitesvara. Later we Harvested the gifts of the...
Metta for the oceans, supermarkets and shoppers! John West unsustainable fishing protest at Sainsbury’s
Photos: Lisa Lens
It was a hot muggy Tuesday 7th of June. At a quarter to five, we were crowded round the table in the dark Taraloka community kitchen. You’d’ve thought we were preparing a bank heist. A pencilled sketch map of the front of Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitchurch was spread out in front of us. I’d cased the joint the night before.
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Throughout the month members of the Sangha will be making pledges of their own choice to do things to reduce their carbon emissions. These pledges will be put on the wall of the Centre on a beautiful poster designed by Dhiracharita.