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.
Working for The Buddhist Centre Online continues to challenge me in new ways. This week, trying to find a way of responding online, or not, to the awful suicide bombing in Manchester. And I feel completely inadequate to make that decision.
For sangha members around the world who aren’t aware, just have a quick look online to find out what has happened, although details are still coming out. I only had a few minutes to look at a newspaper today, but I have been most...
Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08
We are continuing to hold our weekly meetings at the Chester Quaker Meeting House. The evenings include some discussion, meditation with tea and a chat. Everyone is welcome. We’re very friendly so feel free to drop in.
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...