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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Last few days to go of BAM 2017!

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 18:29

Last few days to go of BAM 2017!

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 18:29

There have been so many events on at our Triratna Buddhist Centres and Groups, and in other Buddhist traditions too - it has been most inspiring to read about the many different ways we have engaged, discussed and shared about some of the particular ethical issues  and dilemmas that face us in the 21st century. 

There are still some days to go - if you haven’t got round to writing about an action that took place at your Centre/Group, or want to...

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

Three main talks ....

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Three main talks ....

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Every morning on the Friday, Saturday and the Sunday of the International Gathering we will come together in the main shrine marquee and be invited to listen, explore, and be inspired by talks from on the theme of 

Our Future Dharma: What The World Needs Now

What have we got to offer the world for the next 50 years?!

Over 50 years  our Triratna Buddhist Community has developed into an international spiritual community with a distinctive vision and a wealth of experience of Dharma practice. At...

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

All you need is … to change your life!

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:10

All you need is … to change your life!

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:10

The latest offering at the International Gathering is a workshop led by Jinavamsa, with Priyadaka and Taradakini from and for the Abhayaratna Trust: they say about this workshop it will be “An inspiring blend of talk, reflection, meditation and music. Followed by refreshments and chat with the Abhayaratna Trust team”.

The workshop will be repeated, so you are welcome to come to either the Friday or the Saturday afternoon workshop! They might do a different offering on the Sunday … watch this space!

The...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

BAM in Manchester, UK

Posted by Vishangka to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 15:51

BAM in Manchester, UK

Posted by Vishangka to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 15:51

Here in Manchester we’ve had several talks connected to Buddhist Action Month. As part of our regular ‘Triratna Night sangha gathering, we heard Arthaketu and Satyamuni describe the benefits and experience of living differently and working together on Buddhafield North retreats. 

The following week there was a Flashmob Meditation in the city centre, promoting the values of peace and connection with others. This felt particularly apt after  the recent bombing in Manchester.

Then Sthirajyoti and others talked about their experience of working in team...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

Buddhist Action Month is also happening at the Sydney Buddhist Centre where there is an ongoing impressive engagement with environmental concerns and climate change matters  - part of their practice is helping to #StopAdani - the Australian government’s support for a coal mine at the expense of funding renewables. 

Read more about it here - sadhu!! 


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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

BAM on the Beach - Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 04:44

BAM on the Beach - Wellington Buddhist Centre

Posted by saradarshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 04:44

Last Sunday afternoon members of the WBC Sangha got together to pick up litter at Owhiro Bay, followed by a cup of tea at David’s.

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Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

The Divine Abodes - the upeksha bhavana

Posted by Mokshini to Exeter Triratna Group on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 20:32

The Divine Abodes - the upeksha bhavana

Posted by Mokshini to Exeter Triratna Group on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 20:32

We are continuing our exploration of the body of practices collectively known as the brahma viharas or the Four Immeasurables, and this last Wednesday we spent some time practicing and talking about the upekka bhavana   - the development of equanimity, ” when a mind imbued with metta applies itself to looking at the nature of existence”   - ” a loving and insightful responses based on applying pratitya samutpada [ the law of conditionality] so as to illuminate how...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Transforming self and world: street meditation in Shrewsbury

Posted by Elaine Jackson to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 10:28

Transforming self and world: street meditation in Shrewsbury

Posted by Elaine Jackson to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 10:28

‘We have far more in common than that which divides us’ (Jo Cox)

It was a sunny Saturday morning at Taraloka when Maitrisiddhi and I loaded up the community car to go to the street meditation in Shrewsbury.  When we arrived on Pride Hill we were met by enthusiastic members of the Shrewsbury Sangha, ready to help us unload and get started.  We set up meditation cushions and chairs in the heart of the pedestrianised shopping area, and waited for the band...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

moving into the last week of June: from the ethics of eating to climate change

Posted by dharmamodini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 06:13

moving into the last week of June: from the ethics of eating to climate change

Posted by dharmamodini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 06:13

As I read about what everyone is doing, I think may Buddhist Action Month simply become Buddhist Action! This coming week in Adelaide we are asking ourselves some of the tough questions about the ethics of eating. Many ordinary foods consumed by millions of people everyday are produced by causing harm, distress and even death to numerous species. In turn the earth is harmed through environmental devastation and climate change. With pratitya-samutpada in heart and mind, we are hearing from folk who have...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

West London Buddhist Centre Week 3

Posted by akashadevi to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 21 Jun, 2017 - 21:58

West London Buddhist Centre Week 3

Posted by akashadevi to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 21 Jun, 2017 - 21:58

We spent yesterday evening’s Sangha night reflecting on our attitude to taking things in, on what holds genuine value for us, and on how to work towards a lifestyle of ‘elegant simplicity’. As home practice, we will experiment with challenging ourselves in terms of food intake this week: eating vegetarian (if not already doing so), vegan (if not already doing so) or trying to source as many seasonal foods as we can locally. We will also monitor how much waste we...

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