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El Bodhisattva del Siglo 21 (Español)

Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 - 11:13

El Bodhisattva del Siglo 21 (Español)

Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 - 11:13

En esta charla dada en la noche de Sangha del Centro Budista de Valencia y que inició el Mes de Accion Budista 2019, Parami muestra hábilmente como las enseñanzas del Buda son tan relevantes al mundo de hoy como eran en la epoca del Buda. Se llama “El Bodhisattva del Siglo 21” y Parami, como siempre nos inspira y nos anima a la accion. (Parami es presidenta del Centro Budista de Valencia).

In this talk given to the Sangha at the...

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Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Deepening Our Connection with the World

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Bhadra explores how we might revision the Triratna mandala of practice to strengthen our sense of interconnectedness with the world.

From the talk Revisioning Our Relation to the World: Two Icebergs and the Mandala of Practice given at Bristol Buddhist Centre as part of BAM – Buddhist Action Month - 2018

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Dharmabyte: A Collective Inner Sleep

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

We have a collective inner sleep going on when it comes to climate change. In Buddhist terms we call this ‘avidya’, ignorance, which literally means ‘not seeing’ which brings out the active process of ignoring certain aspects of reality, especially those things we believe to be a threat.

This short talk by Dayajoti serves as an introduction to a guided ‘climate’ meditation which can be listened to here: Consensus Trance – Climate. Given at Bristol Buddhist...

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“We have a collective inner sleep”. Really? I don’t recall being asked about this. You may know some to whom this applies, but I don’t see how that constitutes a “we”.

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Dharmabyte: Climate Crisis Calls for Rapid Transformation

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Tejopala likens the current global climate crisis to a village with a fire that threatens everyone in it and asks what a community of monks living in such a village might do in such circumstances. He also draws on the advice given by Urgyen Sangharakshita in his talk given in 1984 called ‘Buddhism, World Peace and Nuclear War’ as to how Buddhists should act to address an overwhelming existential threat, in which Bhante urges civil resistance. 
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FBA Podcast: Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 27 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Partisan politics, hurricanes and earthquakes, mass shootings, nuclear threats … our world at times feels like a living nightmare. How do we as Buddhists respond, individually and as a sangha? And how do we keep our sanity?

“Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty” given by Sunada on Sangha Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH, November 2017.

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You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 18:16

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 18:16

I’m giving a talk and hosting a discussion on this topic at the Dharma Parlour at the Buddhafield Festival this Friday at 2pm. For those of you who can’t make it, I’ve written this blog.

I’m committed to non-violence, personally and politically. Looking to the past for inspiration, Gandhi turned non-violence into a powerful political instrument. More recently, Extinction Rebellion has done the same in relation to the climate crisis.

Gandhi encouraged us to be the change that we wish to see in the...

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Wonderful little essay Shantigarba, a breath of sanity and kindness, thank you. There’s just one thing I no longer think is true and that’s that moving towards veganism is THE single biggest step we can personally take for the planet.

According to a recent study in 2017, in terms of what we can individually do to cut back on our carbon footprint in economically developed countries, being vegan comes 7th.

The top 5 things are:

1. Have one fewer child.

2. Live car free

3. Avoid one round trip trans-Atlantic flight

4. Buy green energy.

5. Buy a more efficient car.

 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/best-way-reduce-your-carbon-foot…

Not intended at all to undermine veganism, I’ve been one for many years!

Hope the talk and discussion went very well,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

 

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Actions Have Co2nsequences: Meditation at the Dáil

From Dublin Buddhist Centre on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 08:59

On 12th June, as part of Buddhist Action Month 2019, a group from the Dublin Buddhist Centre Sangha meditated outside the Dáil (the Irish parliament) to raise awareness about the need for our leaders to take action to address the climate crisis.

Here’s a short podcast with some of the participants about why they took part and how it went.

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Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

From Triratna In The Buddhist World on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

From Triratna In The Buddhist World on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

On 26th June I represented Buddhists at a gathering of the interfaith group, Faith For The Climate Network, which preceded a Mass Lobby of the UK parliament.

Over the last couple of years I have spoken a few times about climate change in my regular Thought for the Day slot on BBC Radio 4. As a result, the co-ordinator of the Faith for the Climate Network invited me to join other faith ‘leaders’...

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BAM 2019 - Fundraiser

Tue, 9 Jul, 2019 - 03:29

BAM 2019 - Fundraiser

Tue, 9 Jul, 2019 - 03:29

This year at the WBC we have been unable to participate fully in BAM due to a lack of resources but I think it’s important that we as Buddhists think about the outward facing aspect of our practice, there can be a bit of a tendency to get really focussed inwards, either on ourselves or on the Wellington Sangha. We can forget that we are part of a much larger picture.

This year we have had a focus on Sangha...

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BAM in Ipswich and far beyond

Sun, 30 Jun, 2019 - 08:27

BAM in Ipswich and far beyond

Sun, 30 Jun, 2019 - 08:27

A range of activities this year. A highlight was last Wednesday’s The Time is Now  for environmental action. That brought Polly and myself from the Ipswich Sangha and thousands more to central London. Workshops at St Martin’s in the Fields, then a ‘walk of witness’ along Whitehall, talks in Church House, and lobbying MPs from all the main political parties. A good number of Buddhists there and uplifting communication with a wide range of people.

I’ll remember Anya, the youngest speaker, who is...

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Good to read all that Dayasara. I was especially pleased to read that apparently 100 MP’s were there.

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu