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...
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.
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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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.
Click on the photos to the left to scroll through a lovely slideshow packed full of images of shrines, programmes and people celebrating.
Nagpur, India:Watch several Dharmacharini’s lead a Pali Puja as part of a mitra ceremony...
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,...
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.
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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