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Voices from the Buddhist world 8

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:06

Voices from the Buddhist world 8

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:06

Here is a further appreciation of Bhante’s life and work, from Sulak Sivaraksa of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists, which will appear in the next edition of the INEB magazine ‘Seeds of Peace’.

“Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in London in 1925. When he was young, there were very few English books on Buddhism. However, he felt that he had always been a Buddhist, and began reading about the religion from the encyclopaedia and other...

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Beyond BAM 2018

Posted by Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

Beyond BAM 2018

Posted by Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

BAM 2018 witnessed a variety of initiatives to make the world a better place. Let’s rejoice in our individual and collective capacities to transform and to change the world. Sadhu!!! 

What about Beyond BAM? Transformation of self and world cannot be limited to the month of June alone! 

One tangible way we can maintain our ethical vigilance has been made possible by our friends at Ethical Consumer, who were so inspired by Buddhist Action Month that they have offered to extend the special BAM offer beyond June. Simply type...

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The Ulex Project: An Update

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

The Ulex Project: An Update

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

It is now almost a year since the Ulex Project - an education centre which offers capacity building and training for social movements across Europe - was launched by Ecodharma.  Located about 40 kilometres from Ecodharma Retreat Centre, at the edge of a Catalonian village in Spain, Ulex is more physically accessible than the wilder, more mountainous Ecodharma. The building, a renovated farmhouse, can accommodate about 15 to 16 people as well as 2 to 4 facilitators.

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

What...

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Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Using this board, we collected ideas about the world we wish to inhabit. These pieces of paper are stylised feathers, and during the month as they collected they turned into a fantastic feather cloak (kakahu) that embodies a world more in line with our values. What we wrote follows.

  • The world we envision for the future is one where the arts are paramount, myth and legend carry our inspiration above the material world; appreciation and gratitude are valued over ownership and rights
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Mindful Carers Project

Posted by mokshini on Tue, 3 Jul, 2018 - 10:33

Mindful Carers Project

Posted by mokshini on Tue, 3 Jul, 2018 - 10:33Buddhist Action Month 2018 may be over this year, but of course the activity of 21st bodhisattvas and our love and concern for people and planet is not time-limited. So here is some news that will gladden your heart and in fact may inspire you to get involved! Mindful Carers Limited is a very small company with a project as vast as the ocean - to bring more Buddhist values into long-term care (LTC). Co-Director, Dayasara has worked for...
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BAM in Winter

Posted by kerynw on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 09:23

BAM in Winter

Posted by kerynw on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 09:23

Adelaide Sangha has been focusing on themes emphasised by George Monbiot in ‘Out of the wreckage’, such as knowing your values. We have shared actions that most of us already practice that take account of the wellbeing of other beings. For example, we looked at minimising plastic packaging, going 100% vegan, providing resources for refugee families and rewilding (or revegetating/replanting) land that has been given over to grazing. Returning native flora enables vulnerable fauna to be maintained or re-introduced and this...

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How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

While Buddhist Action Month is no doubt a busy time for the many Centres and groups taking part, several have taken the time to keep us updated on how it’s been going for them.

From Padmasambhava’s arrival in Adelaide, Australia, to the Tree of Intentions in the North London Buddhist Centre to the colourful newsletter produced by the Mid Essex Centre aiming to raise awareness and funds for the homeless and refugees groups have been responding...

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The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Rohingya people need your money, urgently.

A new Buddhist global project has been set up to help the Rohingya people, a million of whom are living in the world’s biggest refugee camp, Bangladesh, as a result of Buddhist-led violence in Myanmar/Burma. After fleeing their burning villages, many of them now find themselves living in very difficult conditions facing monsoon rains.

Late in 2017 a number of senior Order members published strongly-worded statement pointing out...

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Buddhist Action Day in Mid Essex

Posted by Davidrey on Fri, 15 Jun, 2018 - 07:11

Buddhist Action Day in Mid Essex

Posted by Davidrey on Fri, 15 Jun, 2018 - 07:11

Do come and join us and see ethics in action in Woodham!

South Woodham Ferrers CM35JX

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