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...
If you are considering doing a public meditation for peace, here some resources you are free to use, adapt, change in any way you wish. With parliament planning to decide this year whether to spend £100 billion on renewing the UK’s nuclear weapons’ system, Sangharakshita’s call for peaceful action for nuclear disarmament seems more relevant than ever (link to his talk in the idea document).
It might be nice for all those holding a sit to share their event on Facebook as well...
A growing number of Triratna Buddhist centres have already completed the ten-point action points entailed in joining the list of certified Sustainable Buddhist Centres: Amsterdam, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Colchester, Essen, Metta Vihara, Norwich, Sheffield, Taraloka and Tiratanaloka.
If your Buddhist Centre has not yet gone down this path, why not suggest it to your trustees/council?
Meditate in the Park for Peace - 26 June 2016 in your local park
for Nuclear Disarmament & for Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs
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 patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.
Is your Centre considering buying a new/recycled bronze or brass ritual objects? This fact sheet aims to help people start reflecting on the use of copper and metals in our personal lives and at our Buddhist Centres. Karen at the Croydon Buddhist Centre UK has been involved in the ethical issues associated with mining for years and is happy to be of help via email contact if you have questions or possibly (in the London area) come and talk to your sangha...