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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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BAM at Vancouver Buddhist Centre

Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 06:42

BAM at Vancouver Buddhist Centre

Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 06:42

The small sangha in Vancouver, BC is joining BAM for the first time this year. In addition to the weekly sangha night program and BAM precepts, we are running a day retreat and a solstice camping weekend retreat. We will join the “No Trans Mountain Pipeline” rally on June 9th, perhaps doing some meditation if appropriate.

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Interreligious climate pilgrim from Oslo

Wed, 22 May, 2019 - 21:25

Interreligious climate pilgrim from Oslo

Wed, 22 May, 2019 - 21:25

To inspire greater collaberation around climat action we organize in Oslo an Interreligious climat pilgrimage from Oslo to Fredrikstad to the South of Oslo. Search Facebook for @klimapilgrimsvandring.

We believe that all the various faith systems have in them both dogmas, texts and practices that aim at preserving the environment. If we can connect with the deeper values regarding the environment, in different spiritual networks, it will be easier to mobilize for common environmental causes. We also think that a shift to more...

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Hello Gunaketu,

This is wonderful. I would like to speak with you about your plans, if possible. I work for a multi-faith organisation on the climate crisis called the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (www.arrcc.org.au). Perhaps we could share ideas?

What are the dates for your event, please? Would you be up for a Skype call before it starts?

With metta,

Tejopala

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Bra jobbat, Gunaketu! Good to hear about this. (30 May, Tejopala.) Kram Munisha
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BAM! Events at the North London Buddhist Centre

Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 12:16

BAM! Events at the North London Buddhist Centre

Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 12:16

This June is Buddhist Action Month and the theme for 2019 is “Climate Action – Personal Action”. The NLBC we be taking part and we are inviting you to take your dharma and meditation practice off the cushion into action! 

Some of the activities during BAM! are:
Make a pledge on our Tree of Intentions
Donations for a local charity
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Christine's picture

Looks like a great program!

I hope you don’t mind I followed your format for our poster in Vancouver ;-)

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John’s Tips for Greenspace Climate Action

Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 18:51

John Marder, One of the committee members of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK produced a document on Greenspace Climate Action for Buddhist Action Month 2019. The introduction reads:

“In February this year, Buddhists from a number of different groups and traditions, gathered to discuss right actions that could be taken in response to the climate problem. Greenspace projects featured strongly amongst the ideas that were shared, prompting NBO to develop this guidance.  Its intention is to provide basic...

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Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

I’m passionate about the Dharma, including the wisdom perspective. I’m passionate about spreading the Dharma. As well as spending the last ten years of my life in service to Taraloka, I’ve also started up West Wales Buddhist Group, in Aberystwyth, where we’re growing a lively sangha. I’m passionate about Maitreya, my yidam - Bodhisattva of Metta and Buddha of the Future - who meditates at the city gates, in the middle of the world, not in a quiet cave somewhere....

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Invitation to Faith Events prior to Mass Lobby of UK Parliament in June

Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 19:57

Invitation to Faith Events prior to Mass Lobby of UK Parliament in June

Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 19:57

Vishvapani writes:

“On 26th June the Climate Coalition is organising a mass lobby of parliament, which is preceded by Faith events. I have been asked to speak representing Buddhism and I am passing this on in the hope that many people in Triratna will join me for the events, speeches, march and lobby. 

The information is as follows:

We are hoping to hold workshops at St Martin in the Fields Church from 9.30-11.30am, including one led by Jamie Cresswell from the Network of Buddhist Organisations on...

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I should be there (time off from work being permitted). It’d be nice if an alternative ‘Buddhist representative’ from Triratna aside from Vishvapani was asked to do this. It puts him a difficult position that I know he’s aware of. I’m sure there are others quite capable of speaking on this, indeed, Order Members who’ve been campaigning against habitat destruction for longer than Vishvapani.

I hope to see you there …

Padmakumara

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I don’t really understand why there is a need for anyone to ‘lead’ the way?  Why not just walk to Westminster with a common intention and purpose.  Seems leadership in this situation is unnecessary?  Perhaps someone to facilitate the start time.  I was at the Trump Rally on Tuesday in Trafalgar Square and someone just said ‘start walking down Whitehall’ and a few thousand people just did that.  Later, the same person said, now walk to Parliament Square down that road, and  a few thousand people did that!  It wasn’t necessary to lead?

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Buddhist Action Month Handbook 2019

Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 16:27

The BAM Handbook 2019 is now available.

Kaspalita Thompson from the NBO (Network of Buddhist Organisations) writes:

The handbook explains the theme: Climate Action - Personal Action. It suggests Buddhist ways of engaging with the theme and thinking about climate change, including avoiding polarisation. There are suggestions of personal and group actions, and other groups that you can join with.

You can download it here: BAM 2019 Handbook

Or as an attachment below....

File NameSize
2019-bam-handbook.pdf2.03 MB
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Thank you very much, it looks like a great resource,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu