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Thames Valley Triratna in Reading

Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 21:50

Thames Valley Triratna in Reading

Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 21:50

I thought that you would like an update on some of the things that we have been doing as part of Buddhist Action Month.

Each week we have picked a charity receive the contents of our Dana bowl which has been receiving Sangha members’ loose change as well as regular attendance monies. So far we have donated £41 to the Green Tara Trust that provides pre and post natal maternity care in Nepal where the effects of the...

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Port Fairy Sangha's BAM outreach project.

Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 02:04

Port Fairy Sangha's BAM outreach project.

Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 02:04

The Port Fairy Buddhist Community screened the Film ”  This Changes Everything”

In the town of Koroit on Sunday morning June 26th. The event was well supported by Sangha members, Friends and some from the wider community.

Our Sangha’s contribution to BAM this year has been more modest than last year but we have been delighted to participated in the Australian BAM effort which was spearheaded by the excellent month long programs offered by the Sydney and Melbourne Sangha’s.

We are looking forward to...

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Buddhist Action All Year

Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

Buddhist Action All Year

Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

It’s almost the end of Buddhist Action Month, but Engaging as Buddhists goes on all year. Its not always easy. It takes skill, energy, resources and courage. This is why the Ecodharma Centre is supporting Buddhist Action through our Engaged Buddhist Training and other courses bringing the Dharma to empower social change.

Here’s our new video on Engaged Buddhist Training!

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Exeter Triratna get informed about Homelessness for BAM 13th June

Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 13:23

Exeter Triratna get informed about Homelessness for BAM 13th June

Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 13:23

The venue where our sangha gathers is on a street that sees many of Exeter’s ‘street homeless’, and sangha members wanted to know  - what is the wise and compassionate response? So for the theme ‘connecting communities’ we had a talk by Brett Sentence from the charity Julian House - “Julian House works for a just society where socially excluded people are supported and empowered to build sustainable, independent lives.”  Could Brett give us a simple answer? “No!” he said regretfully, “it can be very...

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Dishing the Dirt

Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 12:15

Dishing the Dirt

Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 12:15

BAM! It all starts here… for the gardens at Taraloka at least, with our COMPOST. I love it, and I love making it. So it’s time to dish the dirt. Let’s start big, with some facts about soil and our planet.

1) It can take about 1,000 years to make just a couple of centimetres of soil.

2) The human population is rising globally, and almost all of the new growth is being housed in towns and cities that, by definition, are...

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Buddhist Action Month's not over yet! 10 minute actions

Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 08:00

Buddhist Action Month's not over yet! 10 minute actions

Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 08:00

Apart from the fact that we can continue with our skilful actions engagements and all through the year, should you feel that you’d like to end the month doing something  to have a positive effect on the world and reach out to yourSangha as well as your local community - here are some ideas for 10 minutes actions which you can still do - even today! 

  • a daily dose of FMI’s: five minute interventions {not sure what they are? Look it up here,
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Buddhist Action in India

Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 21:54

Buddhist Action in India

Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 21:54

Karunaprabha is a Triratna order member living in Pune, India. Here she talks about her life, about Dr Ambedkar, and about her work with the Green Tara Foundation which helps young girls and women in ten slum districts in Pune. She loves her work her, and says she has benefitted so much from contact with the Dharma in her life she really wants to give back - as she says, “we have compassion - but we must express it somewhere!” 

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Getting ready to meditate for peace at Colchester Buddhist Centre!

Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 10:43

Getting ready to meditate for peace at Colchester Buddhist Centre!

Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 10:43

Today at 3pm in the Castle Park the Colchester Buddhist Centre and friends will meditate for Peace, at a time when the world so badly needs it. 

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BAM Melbourne - Sangha climate action planning

Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

BAM Melbourne - Sangha climate action planning

Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

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.

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Exeter & Devon sangha beach clean

Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 21:55

Exeter & Devon sangha beach clean

Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 21:55

This post could be entitled ‘How to do something positive for the world and have a really good day at the same time’: the Exeter & Devon Triratna sangha met with members of other local Buddhist groups - Western Chan fellowship, Gaia House group and Diamond Way - at Dawlish Warren, a little seaside resort south of Exeter, and followed Neil, our beachcare officer, along the beach, away from the shops selling flip flops and ice cream.  

10 minutes on the...