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Caring for Others

Sun, 7 May, 2017 - 22:52

Caring for Others

Sun, 7 May, 2017 - 22:52

  A brief posting on the above theme. The company of which I am co-director, Mindful Carers Ltd, is only progressing slowly and has changed its aims, at least in the short term. As to a work project run on Buddhist principles, I definitely think what we need most is a residential care home. That’s some years away, and frankly the social care funding situation has never been worse, prompting me to develop a presentation called “Who in their right mindfulness?”. Anyway,...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017 starts here

Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:35

Buddhist Action Month 2017 starts here

Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:35

Dear friends, 

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...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017 - preparing the ground!

Sat, 25 Feb, 2017 - 18:43

Buddhist Action Month 2017 - preparing the ground!

Sat, 25 Feb, 2017 - 18:43

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:

Re-wilding the Mind

Dates are from 27/05/2017 to 03/06/2017, and it is led by Satyadasa
 


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Wonderful! We were thinking about doing this a few years ago. Hope it goes well!!

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Warming up for BAM: marking Triratna's 50th anniversary

Fri, 27 Jan, 2017 - 08:07

Dear friends,

In just over 2 months our Triratna Buddhist Community will mark the 50th anniversary of its founding on April 6th, 1967.  I hope many of you will be able to join in with your Sangha at your nearest larger Centre for the day for the celebrations.  ​
 
All over the world Triratna Centres and Groups will gather to celebrate and many will already have developed plans for the day. 
However, in addition to meeting and practising with friends...

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some more reflections on Buddhism and its place in the current world

Sun, 6 Nov, 2016 - 18:38

some more reflections on Buddhism and its place in the current world

Sun, 6 Nov, 2016 - 18:38

If you enjoyed the talk by David Loy ‘A Crisis for Buddhism?’ you might well appreciate this short article where he continues on some of the themes: Buddhism must awaken to the ecological crisis 

Here’s a taster: 

As we begin to awaken and realise that we are not separate from each other or from the earth, we also begin to see that the ways we live together and relate to our environment also need to be reconstructed in order to become more sustainable...

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A little inspiration in between yearly Buddhist Action Months

Fri, 21 Oct, 2016 - 19:05

A little inspiration in between yearly Buddhist Action Months

Fri, 21 Oct, 2016 - 19:05

A brilliant talk by Zen teacher David Loy. It’s called A crisis for Buddhism, but feeling very inspired by it: https://oneearthsangha.org/articles/a-crisis-for-buddhism/

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Thanks Karen for this post; what a good and thought -provoking talk.  I appreciated his question, that given that the ecological crisis has been front page news for 25 years, why is it taking Buddhism so long to wake up to it?! And suggesting a different way we can approach the our dharma practice - well worth a listen to

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Vessantara on Simplicity, Abundance and Sharing

Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 15:15

Vessantara on Simplicity, Abundance and Sharing

Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 15:15

Buddhist Action Month may have ended, but the excellent talks that emerged from it continue in recorded form.  Hear Vessantara’s engaging talk given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre as part of BAM.

Over the centuries, the Dharma has been practiced by people following many different lifestyles – from homeless wanderers to kings and queens in their palaces. If there isn’t one ‘Dharma lifestyle’ then what do all these different ways of living have in common, and how can they all...

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thank you Giuletta for posting - much appreciated! 

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Thames Valley Triratna in Reading - what we did!

Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 11:05

Thames Valley Triratna in Reading - what we did!

Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 11:05

In our program to deliver practical actions in line with the Buddhist precepts and as part of Buddhist Action month we;

Have donated the Dana bowl each week to a charity chosen by the Sangha. So far we have donated

£40 to the Green Tara Trust operating in Nepal

£50 to WaterAid providing access to clean water in deprived parts of the world

£50 to Addington School for special children to help to give two boys a day out to remember as they leave the school. Cathy works at this school...

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Buddhist Action Month is over ... long live Buddhist Action!

Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 09:16

Buddhist Action Month is over ... long live Buddhist Action!

Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 09:16

Today is 1 July and I guess that means the end of Buddhist Action Month. I have been enormously inspired and delighted to read and hear of all the many actions and events that have been taking place in Triratna Groups and Centres around the world - sadhu to us all! 

Over the past month, many of us have been engaged in actions and sangha gatherings around the theme of ‘Buddhist Action’. It has been an opportunity to reflect on our interrelationship...

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Thank you Mokshini for being a major force behind BAM, for giving so much time, thought, energy and love to it.

My gratitude

Vajracaksu

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GREEN GYM SOLSTICE FUN

Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 11:57

GREEN GYM SOLSTICE FUN

Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 11:57

WRITTEN BY MOMTAZ

PHOTOS BY LISA LENS

Trying to stay fit at a Retreat Centre, believe it or not, has it challenges!  Before I moved to Taraloka, I would walk to most places; to work, to the shops, to the Buddhist centre, etc. I used to attend several gym classes a week prior to yoga became my main form of body movement.  I do prefer exercising in a group rather than on my own, though,...

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That sounds wonderful! I love the sound of swimming in a wild lake, what a wonderful way to be in touch with nature around us. And ‘green gyms’ what I great idea! I am going to have a look and see if anybody is doing anything like that down here in the Southwest, 

Sounds like you’ve had a great BAM month!