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The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now have written to Triratna, via the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK to remind us (in case you could possibly have forgotten…)

“On 26th June, The Time is Now mass lobby of UK Parliament is taking place, and many faith organisations, faith communities and faith leaders, are taking part.

Workshops, an interfaith Walk of Witness, and interfaith Speaker Event are all taking place ahead of the mass lobby itself. 

Former Archbishop Rowan Williams, with...

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The Great Plant Give Away at ‘Hidden Gems’- the TBRL Charity Shop for the Croydon Buddhist Centre

Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 15:58

The Great Plant Give Away at ‘Hidden Gems’- the TBRL Charity Shop for the Croydon Buddhist Centre

Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 15:58

Every year ‘Hidden Gems’ marks Buddhist Action Month. It’s a great way of engaging with our customer and local community. In previous years we have given out information about being vegan with its environmental benefits; last year we highlighted ethical issues around  the clothing industry.

This June we wanted to bring out generosity and to thank our customers and people who donate to us. Our shop runs on dana- people giving us their unwanted items and with some love and care, we re- home them, in the process supporting four Buddhists...

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Waking Up to Climate Crisis - and What to Do About It?

From Community Highlights on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 10:21

Buddhist Action Month is underway and here is a timely talk from Arthacarya, given during the recent Australia / New Zealand Order Convention, on the theme of what we can do about the climate crisis. Arthacarya relates his personal journey back to environmental engagement, the trigger being reading the ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells in July 2018. He also provides some useful suggestions how Dharma practitioners can contribute to the change that must happen and move away from the four Ds of despair,...

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Here’s an interesting discussion on the present climate emergency, and a much older one:

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/image48.png 

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Hi Dayavajra,

I’m afraid I’m really not sure how ‘interesting’, useful or even constructive that picture is, especially given how dated and caricatured it is.

Do all the people who currently accept or argue in favour of anthropogenic climate change really wear homeknitted arran jumpers with dolphins embroidered on them? ;-) 

All the Best, Aranyaka x

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UK Prime minister thanks faith leaders for 'net zero' letters

Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 13:48

UK Prime minister thanks faith leaders for 'net zero' letters

Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 13:48

Today the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her government will enact law to set a net zero target for carbon emissions

Today she writes on Twitter that “Many businesses, faith leaders and climate change campaigners have written to me in support of a #NetZero emissions target. Here’s my response confirming that the UK will be the first major economy in the world to legislate for it.”

Recently a number of religious leaders had signed an interfaith petition calling for this, including me, signing...

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Wonderful, very encouraging Munisha :) Let’s hope that the current and the next UK Prime Minister do act on it,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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BAM 2019 Saving the Earth, Akuppa at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre

Sun, 9 Jun, 2019 - 10:59

Saving the Earth, a Buddhist response to the cries of the world. How would the Buddha respond?
Akuppa’s talk given at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre on 7 June 2019 as part of their Buddhist Action Month

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Thanks Akuppa, nice to hear your calm voice talking about such things. I really agree that dialogue is so important and that we can make a difference by being authentic and clear. However I think that the trump baby has served a great purpose, it has led to loads of public awareness and dialogue. It led to loads of media attention and opportunities for his policies to be critically aired. Trump famously refuses to enter into dialogue, even whilst being interviewed. There is a great tradition of satire, of making fun of politicians. Long live the jester I say! There are many ways to communicate, there are many emotions that need to be expressed. All voices have their place. Images have their place. Trump baby also raised over £30k for charities in the US working directly with negative consequences of his policies.

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Faith events and Mass Lobby of Parliament 26th June, London

Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 16:16

Faith events and Mass Lobby of Parliament 26th June, London

Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 16:16

Hi all,

On 26th June the Climate Coalition is organising a mass lobby of parliament, which is being preceded by Faith events.

Vishvapani has posted about these events already, but I wanted to add to the post some information for anyone from Triratna who would like to meet up to take part in the Interfaith Walk of Witness together. 

Our meeting point will be the front steps that lead up to the main entrance to St Martin in the Fields Church on Trafalgar Square. (This is where the faith workshops...

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Buddhist Action Month 2019 gets underway!

From Triratna News on Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 16:10

Buddhist Action Month 2019 gets underway!

From Triratna News on Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 16:10

Buddhist Action Month 2019 kicked off this week! Buddhist Action Month, or BAM, is an annual festival of Buddhist social action, an opportunity to explicitly bring Metta - or loving-kindness - off the cushion into the world around us. As in previous years, a number of Sanghas across Triratna are participating in this year’s BAM. Here’s a quick look at what some have in store.

At the North London Buddhist Centre there will be opportunities to make...

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BAM at the Bristol Buddhist Centre

Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 16:42

BAM at the Bristol Buddhist Centre

Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 16:42

We’ve planned a great series of Friday evening events at the Bristol Buddhist Centre for BAM this year and are much looking forward to kicking BAM off with our first one this week. We’ll be focusing on a different theme each week, and there will be plenty of time to discuss our individual responses and actions that we might want to take. Come and join us - everyone is welcome to all of the evenings.

Arrive from 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm...

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The evenings sound beautiful and positive :) I hope they are all a success,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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Bristol Buddhist Centre Friday 14th June.

Shantigarba gave us a talk around the whole issue of the Climate Change Emergency.

There was plenty of time for discussion in the shrine room and people were asked at various moments to reflect on what the discussions were bringing up for them. There was a wide range of responses and it underlined what a complex and far reaching problem we are all facing. Most of us were able to allow different emotions in and Shantigarba was expert at encouraging the feeling of empathy between people who attended, absent friends who might also be worried about Climate Change, but also those who have yet to engage with it for all sorts of reasons.

We are all connected, to each other and to the planet, and strengthening that sense of interconnectedness is vital in bringing about the changes that are needed so urgently.

Thank you to Shantigarba and to all who attended.

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Sounds like a sensitive and skilful evening was had :)

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Akuppa at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre

Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 08:37

Akuppa at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre

Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 08:37

As part of BAM 2019, we are delighted to welcome Akuppa, author of “Saving the earth, a Buddhist view”. 

Www.mid-essex-Buddhist-centre.org.uk

https://www.facebook.com/TMEBC/

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BAM at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre

Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 08:31

BAM at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre

Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 08:31

We are so excited at the MEBC to be starting a new BAM this year. 

Please come and join us this month of June for one of our weekly events. 

Our top event this year is coming up in 7th June when we will have the pleasure to welcome Akuppa, author of “Saving the Earth, a Buddhist view”

www.mid-essex-buddhist-centre.org.uk 

https://www.facebook.com/TMEBC/

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