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Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

In order to build on the already vibrant Young Buddhist activities in Australia and New Zealand, Future Dharma are now supporting a Triratna Young Buddhist Coordinator for the entire Area for 2 days per week. Dhammakumāra, currently Triratna’s youngest Order member, moved from the UK to take up this role in August 2018.

Dhammakumāra is currently based in Sydney but travels to other centres in Australia and New Zealand quite often. Here he explains a bit about the role...

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Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Here’s an interesting initiative: Pujas with Altitude! It’s a chance to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in the UK, take part in three pujas - on lake, hill and ancient woodland - as well as raise money for Taraloka, in particular, to help build an ‘Earth-Sky’ Garden.

Animisha is one person who has accepted this challenge! She writes: “Taraloka has been an important retreat centre for women to be able to come together to practice.  It...

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Wed, 13 Feb, 2019 - 11:22

Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Wed, 13 Feb, 2019 - 11:22

In the month of June there will be an opportunity again to engage with Buddhist Action Month via this space. Running ahead and in preparation the following initiatives are worth noting:

  • UK Buddhist Climate Action Training day
    Taking place in Brixton, South London on 23rd February. It is run by Religions for Peace, GreenFaith, and the Faith for the Climate Network, with the support of the Network of Buddhist Organizations UK, who have taken climate action as the theme for Buddhist Action Month 2019. More details can
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The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

In December the Bristol Buddhist Centre hosted a practice morning on the theme ‘The Three Jewels Meet the Climate Emergency’. The event offered a space for the Sangha to come together to explore thoughts and feelings around the climate emergency, how Dharma practice helps with facing the reality of the situation, and what ‘taking action’ might look like in this context.  This was followed by an action outside Barclays bank in the afternoon with meditation, leafletting and singing ‘climate carols.’

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parami's picture

Great to read this

thanks 🙏🏼 Parami

Tejopala's picture

Really wonderful to read this, and to listen to the talks. Thank you!

Munisha's picture

Hi,

Those of you in Britain may be interested in the UK Buddhist Climate Action Training day taking place in Brixton, South London on 23rd February.

It’s being run by Religions for Peace, GreenFaith, and the Faith for the Climate Network, with the support of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK.

All Buddhists welcome. More details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/391857518026545/

Metta, Munisha

saravantu's picture

Thank you Amrtanadi for such a beautiful, heartfelt and clear piece. So inspiring to hear about you teaching the Metta Bhavana to activists. Helping people deepen self metta and not demonise others feels such a vital contribution. 

Much love

Saravantu x

james murphy's picture

Sorry, what emergency? No-one weeps more than me for the rape of the rain forests and the pollution of the oceans, and I give charitably to fight these disasters - but manmade global warming? No - despite the mainstream belief, it has not been proved anywhere near beyond a shadow of a doubt that Co2, whilst undoubtedly a greenhouse gas, contributes to global warming to anything like the catastrophic degree projected. Time and again, the IPCC has proved itself a massively fallible body, prone both to venality and poor science. Given the almost infinite complexity of the data, their computer models have at times proven hopelessly simplistic and just plain wrong. How many times have we been told the end of the world is nigh - in ten years.. whoops, twenty… whoops, we meant another ten?! I’m amazed and profoundly disappointed (not to day dazed and confused) that Triratna sees fit to endorse far-reaching globalist actions the science behind which is so manifestly myopic. Some IPCC policy will seriously damage development in the so-called 3rd world - and all because we in the west have wisely decided they can’t use fossil fuels. It’s blinkered and selfish beyond belief. Of course, my views will be rejected and rebutted by most of you within Triratna, who remain, it appears to the outside world, increasingly dogmatically within a leftist worldview bubble, nor is it my purpose or desire to engage in what is, I know, fruitless debate with anyone on this platform; but I am deeply disillusioned that Triratna sees fit to abandon its position of neutrality on issues such as this, becoming more and more a sort of “socialist party at prayer” (to coin Johnson’s phrase about the C of E and the Tories). Bhante would surely be turning polemically in his grave, were he not probably already suitably and deservedly at his temporary ease in the Tushita heaven…

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Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

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European Chairs' Assembly

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 6 Feb, 2019 - 13:03

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 6 Feb, 2019 - 13:03

If you’re interested in Sangharakshita’s seminars in book form for your Centre Library or community, , Lulu have a 20% off discount until midnight on 7/2/19, simply quote TWENTY19 at checkout…  You’ll find the seminars (and his Collected Lectures) by going to Lulu and searching for “sangharakshita seminars” or “sangharshita lectures”…

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