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BAM in the Dublin Buddhist Centre - a short report

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 19:10

BAM in the Dublin Buddhist Centre - a short report

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 19:10

It was a busy month in Dublin!

In addition to our BAM programme we asked our Sangha to sign up to one of three challenges: going vegan for the month, exploring how to divest from fossil fuels or taking the plastic challenge.  Quite a few people took up one (or even two!) of these challenges, with the plastic challenge being by far the most popular.  I look forward to hearing how people got on with their pledges for the month.

Here is a...

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NLBC Buddhist Action Day

Posted by Lottie on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 14:35

NLBC Buddhist Action Day

Posted by Lottie on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 14:35

On Saturday we had our Buddhist Action Day at the North London Buddhist Centre. 

We had a full program including meditation, vegan lunch, guerrilla gardening, a short film from Joanna Macy and a ritual to end. Our day started off busy as we had combined our meditation with our Saturday morning meditation class. Santva led us in a double sit where we did the mindfulness of breathing and the metta...

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Silent action in Ghent

Posted by arthakusalin on Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32

Silent action in Ghent

Posted by arthakusalin on Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32

We did some silent sittings in the city of Ghent to express the value of more stilness and silence in daily life. Several people were sympathetic, several others were not interested, we got one or two a bit more harsh reactions and two people joined us in silent sitting….We will probably do more silent sittings in autumn. It is quite challenging to meditate in the open, just sitting, very vulnerable and at the same time rather vigorous. It tastes like more…....

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Last few days to go of BAM 2017!

Posted by Mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 18:29

Last few days to go of BAM 2017!

Posted by Mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 18:29

There have been so many events on at our Triratna Buddhist Centres and Groups, and in other Buddhist traditions too - it has been most inspiring to read about the many different ways we have engaged, discussed and shared about some of the particular ethical issues  and dilemmas that face us in the 21st century. 

There are still some days to go - if you haven’t got round to writing about an action that took place at your Centre/Group, or want to...

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BAM in Manchester, UK

Posted by Vishangka on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 15:51

BAM in Manchester, UK

Posted by Vishangka on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 15:51

Here in Manchester we’ve had several talks connected to Buddhist Action Month. As part of our regular ‘Triratna Night sangha gathering, we heard Arthaketu and Satyamuni describe the benefits and experience of living differently and working together on Buddhafield North retreats. 

The following week there was a Flashmob Meditation in the city centre, promoting the values of peace and connection with others. This felt particularly apt after  the recent bombing in Manchester.

Then Sthirajyoti and others talked about their experience of working in team...

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BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

Posted by Mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

Posted by Mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

Buddhist Action Month is also happening at the Sydney Buddhist Centre where there is an ongoing impressive engagement with environmental concerns and climate change matters  - part of their practice is helping to #StopAdani - the Australian government’s support for a coal mine at the expense of funding renewables. 

Read more about it here - sadhu!! 


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BAM on the Beach - Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 04:44

BAM on the Beach - Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 04:44

Last Sunday afternoon members of the WBC Sangha got together to pick up litter at Owhiro Bay, followed by a cup of tea at David’s.

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Transforming self and world: street meditation in Shrewsbury

Posted by Elaine Jackson on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 10:28

Transforming self and world: street meditation in Shrewsbury

Posted by Elaine Jackson on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 10:28

‘We have far more in common than that which divides us’ (Jo Cox)

It was a sunny Saturday morning at Taraloka when Maitrisiddhi and I loaded up the community car to go to the street meditation in Shrewsbury.  When we arrived on Pride Hill we were met by enthusiastic members of the Shrewsbury Sangha, ready to help us unload and get started.  We set up meditation cushions and chairs in the heart of the pedestrianised shopping area, and waited for the band...

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moving into the last week of June: from the ethics of eating to climate change

Posted by dharmamodini on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 06:13

moving into the last week of June: from the ethics of eating to climate change

Posted by dharmamodini on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 06:13

As I read about what everyone is doing, I think may Buddhist Action Month simply become Buddhist Action! This coming week in Adelaide we are asking ourselves some of the tough questions about the ethics of eating. Many ordinary foods consumed by millions of people everyday are produced by causing harm, distress and even death to numerous species. In turn the earth is harmed through environmental devastation and climate change. With pratitya-samutpada in heart and mind, we are hearing from folk who have...

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West London Buddhist Centre Week 3

Posted by akashadevi on Wed, 21 Jun, 2017 - 21:58

West London Buddhist Centre Week 3

Posted by akashadevi on Wed, 21 Jun, 2017 - 21:58

We spent yesterday evening’s Sangha night reflecting on our attitude to taking things in, on what holds genuine value for us, and on how to work towards a lifestyle of ‘elegant simplicity’. As home practice, we will experiment with challenging ourselves in terms of food intake this week: eating vegetarian (if not already doing so), vegan (if not already doing so) or trying to source as many seasonal foods as we can locally. We will also monitor how much waste we...

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