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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Buddhist Action Month at Aryaloka

Posted by Shrijnana to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 25 May, 2017 - 17:02

Buddhist Action Month at Aryaloka

Posted by Shrijnana to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 25 May, 2017 - 17:02

Bodhisattva activity in the 21st century

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is a festival of Buddhist social action in many forms. It is an international festival, celebrated by may Triratna centers and other Buddhist groups, and it’s fueled by metta. Metta is the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, and it’s embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practicing this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Let’s turn that intention into action for BAM...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Cambridge is Connecting the world with love (for BAM)

Posted by jezpete to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 25 May, 2017 - 11:28

Cambridge is Connecting the world with love (for BAM)

Posted by jezpete to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 25 May, 2017 - 11:28

Cambridge Buddhist Centre’s chosen Buddhist Action Month theme this year is Connecting the world with love. We will be reaching out with metta to people in the world less fortunate than ourselves, with a spirit of celebrating diversity and common humanity across cultures.

Our focus will be on the current refugee crisis - with vast numbers of people displaced from their homes through warfare, famine, poverty and climate change, we need to find ways to respond in a positive and inclusive way.

We aim...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Chester Buddhist Action Month - June 2017

Posted by prashrabdhi to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:25

Chester Buddhist Action Month - June 2017

Posted by prashrabdhi to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:25

We will be holding discussions around topics that are close to the heart of our Sangha, including - anti-fracking, food bank, the Metta Bhavana for those who hate …..

Our discussions will lead to action.  Powered by metta.

All Buddhists are welcome to join us (and non-Buddhists too!)

Our main meditation practice for the month will be the Metta Bhavana.

All welcome.   www.triratna-at-chester.org...

Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

What is a Puja?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 03:36

What is a Puja?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 03:36


A puja in my Buddhist tradition is a ceremony that includes reflection, chanting and offerings that deepen appreciation of The Buddha and his teachings. 


It moves through seven stages which include gratitude, confession and reverence.
Sometimes there are readings slotted into the puja to add colour and inspiration to an already rich tapestry of practice. 


In traditional Buddhist cultures pujas are often done on the full moon and this is a tradition that some members of Jayakula, our...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). Find out how sanghas around the world marked the occasion - the occasion that unites all of us in our practice as Buddhists, despite the physical distance between us and diverse backgrounds. 

Photos

Click on the photos to the left to scroll through a lovely slideshow packed full of images of shrines, programmes and people celebrating.

Videos

Nagpur, India: Watch several Dharmacharini’s lead a Pali Puja as part of a mitra ceremony...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Can Can Cancer Dancer by Devamitra

Posted by charlotte-l to Community Highlights on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 20:34

Can Can Cancer Dancer by Devamitra

Posted by charlotte-l to Community Highlights on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 20:34

Making the most of adversity: Devamitra turns cancer into his spiritual friend 

Reposted from the London Buddhist Centre’s blog, Devamitra writes….

“When I first saw it, my mind went straight to Keats — “… that drop of blood is my death warrant — I must die.” He had spat it from his lungs, but my blood had gushed out at the head of my urine. There was no mistaking it any longer; that slightly muddy colour, which for weeks had escaped at the beginning whenever I passed water,...

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Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Mindfulness and Just Sitting

Posted by Mokshini to Exeter Triratna Group on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 17:07

Mindfulness and Just Sitting

Posted by Mokshini to Exeter Triratna Group on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 17:07

Come and give your mind a rest!  Join us in sitting in stillness and spaciousness this coming Wednesday at the Exeter Natural Health Centre.  The evening is dedicated to the ‘Just Sitting’ practice: We’ll be asking ourselves “What is happening, right now, in my experience?”  We’ll see why this enquiry needs the qualities of curiosity, receptivity and openness. All levels of experience welcome. 

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

batik sangha art at the international gathering

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Thu, 18 May, 2017 - 15:12

batik sangha art at the international gathering

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Thu, 18 May, 2017 - 15:12

A beautiful aspect of the International Gathering of 2014 was the collective and collaborative creation of a beautiful backdrop to the shrine. 

We are lucky to Sarah Jones, the artist, come back to the Gathering this year to help create something just as beautiful, with the plan to involve as many people as possible help make it! Except that she will not be called ‘Sarah Jones’ anymore as at this very moment she is at Akashavana, the women’s ordination retreat centre, and will be...

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Team based Rightlivelihood opportunity with New View in Cambridge

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Thu, 18 May, 2017 - 14:00

Team based Rightlivelihood opportunity with New View in Cambridge

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Thu, 18 May, 2017 - 14:00

New View Residential is looking for a new team member to join a dynamic and professional Team-Based Right Livelihood in Cambridge.  We are looking for applicants who are keen to share in the broad development of the business with particular interest in property management.

New View Residential Ltd


New View Residential is an ethical letting and property management business owned by the Windhorse Trust. It offers a vital service in helping to provide accommodation on an ethical basis and plays a key...

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