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Last but not least! How to become trainee bodhisattva, by Khemasuri

Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 20:39

Last but not least! How to become trainee bodhisattva, by Khemasuri

Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 20:39

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Here’s Khemasuri, who suggests to the extent we practise the dharma we are all trainee bodhisattvas, and as part of that we’ll ’remember that all our actions have consequences and that we can always be agents for positive change”. In her talk she explores how we can be be positive agents for changing the world - she has some good quotes from Sangharakshita too,...

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Reverencing the Buddha we offer flowers…

Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 - 14:32

Reverencing the Buddha we offer flowers…

Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 - 14:32

But at what price?  (written by Maitridevi)

For every retreat here at Taraloka we buy between 2 & 4 bunches of flowers, usually cellophane wrapped from our local supermarket - an annual spend of about £250. We live busy lives in a rural setting, without easy access to farmers markets selling local flowers on the days we need them.

In the UK about 85% of cut flowers in this £ 2.2bn industry are imported from abroad. Of the top ten best-selling cut...

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June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

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...

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BAM! @ North London Buddhist Centre - Sunday 19 June

Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 12:42

BAM! @ North London Buddhist Centre - Sunday 19 June

Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 12:42

Sunday 19 June @ North London Buddhist Centre - we came together for a day of BAM! activity. Starting the day in the shrine room with the Metta Bhavana, we followed this by listening to a talk by Vajratara from 2015 called Buddhism for the Modern World. This rich talk inspired discussion over a vegan lunch and then we got active - planting bee friendly plants and seeds in two...

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Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Vidyamala is the inspirational founder of the Breathworks movement, introducing deep mindfulness practice for those suffering from chronic pain and stress. Here she explores how innovative approaches can revitalise the Dharma as traditional Buddhism finds its place in a world that desperately needs its message of wisdom and compassion.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

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...

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Dayasara: On Buddhist Care Projects

Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Dayasara: On Buddhist Care Projects

Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Dayasara’s talk at his local Buddhist Centre evokes the case of a friend in need of the support of his community. It’s a great way to introduce the idea of more formal Buddhist care projects as part of the fabric of our idea of Buddhist sangha - and an active, practical, everyday way to practise the Bodhisattva Path.

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DIARY OF A WEEK WITHOUT EVENING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 17:09

DIARY OF A WEEK WITHOUT EVENING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 17:09

BY TRISH SYKES AT TARALOKA

So, here we are, Wednesday June 8th 2016, and the first day of Taraloka’s ‘Week without Internet between 6pm and 8.30am’ which we are undertaking as part of our BAM activities.

I was asked to write a diary of my experiences as I seemed to be one of two or three community members who - erm - shall I say didn’t ‘relish’ the prospect of no evening internet - the other two...

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Amalaketu: 10 Steps To Sustainability

Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Amalaketu: 10 Steps To Sustainability

Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Amalaketu is spearheading a great drive to see all Triratna Buddhist Centres in the UK become sustainable spaces. Here’s his easy-to-implement 10-step guide to making it happen… What are you waiting for? :)

Download your pack at thebuddhistcentre.com/sustainable

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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BAM! Khemasuri's talk at Sheffield sangha night > Ethics and an interconnected world

Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 19:14

BAM! Khemasuri's talk at Sheffield sangha night > Ethics and an interconnected world

Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 19:14

Titled “Ethics and an Interconnected World”, Khemasuri gave a special talk at sangha night on June 7th (part 7 of the theme: The Way to the Beyond for the Benefit of All).