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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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Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

Meditation this week and a retreat invitation

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Tue, 20 Jun, 2017 - 13:32

Meditation this week and a retreat invitation

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Tue, 20 Jun, 2017 - 13:32


Fridge Cut-out Icon


Hi Fellow Meditator


Here’s an icon you can cut out and put onto your fridge. Whatever you do, keep meditating!


No such thing as a good meditation ……….


Don’t do it for pleasure


Just do it ……..


It will make you happy and set you free


Thursday   7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday     8 - 8.50 am
Much metta
Dharmalata and Padmadakini


And if you’d like to come on a ‘Working With...

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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 20:06

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 20:06

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

from Munisha, European Safeguarding officer, Triratna

Dear Friends, 

I’m sure, like me, you want to be absolutely sure Triratna is doing its Safeguarding properly, with sincerity and integrity. Over the last nine months I’ve read online much doubt and criticism in this area so I’d like to tell you about this work, so that you can decide for yourself.

I have been developing central Safeguarding policy for Triratna since 2013 and I’d like to reassure you that I am absolutely serious about this work: my family suffered for many years...

Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

I intended to start this blog by saying I believe you only have to do something THREE times before it becomes a habit - but then I decided to check up on my views and googled it, and rather depressingly, it seems to be at least 21 or 28 or even 66 days to really change a habit - oh dear! 

But, in any case, I have now been to Exeter farmer’s market THREE times, and I would like to think that...

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Sarah Boak's picture

This is fantastically inspiring - I’m trying this too, but with a bit less success - my partner isn’t doing this with me, so he keeps buying plastic wrapped things!

I know some places that do frozen peas/other veggies in scoop type freezers. Our local farm shop does, and also Dobbies garden centres do too (though I think your nearest one is Shepton Mallet, so quite a way away!)… but I reckon we can find somewhere to get your pea needs met….and probably somewhere to buy lentils/beans/rice loose. In Southampton, Rice Up (our health food store) does that. Maybe someone on here can make a local suggestion for you?

I love your point re convenience. So true.

Mokshini's picture

Well, the closest place I have been able to locate is in Totnes!! And apparently there is a scoop & refill shop in Tiverton too - both not exactly next door, but it could be done!  I can see myself on a visit to Totnes combing a visit to the zerowaste shop with a cuppa  with a friend. There is a list of shops on plasticisrubbish.com   - an interesting site in itself with loads of information about plastic and what happens to any plastic object that we use.  

Sarah Boak's picture

A nice visit out to Totnes sounds lovely :) I guess it’s planning ahead and being prepared as much as possible, isn’t it. I had to get some food on the hoof on my way back from retreat and ended up with M&S salads, in a ton of plastic :( 

Thank you for your inspiring efforts, Mokshini!

Sarah Boak's picture

Just found this - http://www.realfoodexeter.co.uk/
Curently relocating to 3 Queens Street and says on their website

‘In our Queen Street shop we will now be stocking a range of dried larder products in customer accessible dispensers. Goods such as oats, rice, pasta, dried beans, pulses, cereal and other items can weighed into your own empty containers and then you only need to pay for the weight that you want. This means less packaging and less food waste! If you have forgotten to bring your own containers we will have paper bags and glass containers to buy.’

HURRAY! :)
 

Mokshini's picture

oh well spotted Sarah! It is a really lovely shop just round the corner from me, but they are moving very soon - and from what you write they are moving into bigger premises! Well that is fabulous and exactly what I was after :) Thank you xxx

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

Can Triratna really help change this suffering world?

Terrorism, environmental degradation, the consumerist tide of distraction and dissatisfaction: sometimes the world can seem broken.

Triratna is entering its next 50 years. Can Triratna offer more people ways to stay sane in a confusing world: ways to connect, to grow and to give?

FutureDharma Fund believes it can. The only long term solution to suffering is enough movements like ours creating a wave of kindness and wisdom in the world. Only this will transform the forces of...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Social change in San Francisco

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Over on Triratna News, there’s an nice video story of an American Buddhist working for social change: Vimalamoksha makes Tiny Homes for those living on the street in San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Women Invitee GFR Retreat

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 08:08

Women Invitee GFR Retreat

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 08:08

From 4th to 10th Jun 17 Women Invitee Going For Refugee Retreat. Led by Dhni.Karunamaya and Dhni. Jnanasuri. 

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

'The Great Get Together' in Exeter

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 07:53

'The Great Get Together' in Exeter

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 07:53

Over the weekend of 16-18 June over a 100,000 events took place all over the UK in the name of ‘The Great Get Together’ - to mark the anniversary of the murder of Labour member of parliament Jo Cox who was known as a defender of immigration and killed for her beliefs. This quote from her first speech to Parliament summed up what the Great Get Together was about 

We are far more united and have far more in common that what divides us

 As part...

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Kisa Gotami - Some Recent Perspectives

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to London Buddhist Centre on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 00:00
Talk given in the context of the Women's Class. From 18th June.
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Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
Watch another video about the Tiny Homes Project.
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Prasadajata's picture

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!

from

Prasadajata (Australia)

Vajracaksu's picture

I’m very, very moved. Inspiring project, made me well up.

Big respect Vimalamosha & all of your team

Vajracaksu (Turkey)

Mokshini's picture

What a wonderful project  - sadhu to all involved!! 

Osadha's picture

Brilliant! The best thing I’ve seen in a long time. 

annnnevans's picture

I was very moved by Vimalamoksha’s life intention to learn how to “give better” and his desire to share the simple lifestyle he has discovered for himself. I remember very well how many homeless people there were in San Francisco and how the status quo in the US seems so difficult to go against - but he has done so in a beautiful and peaceful way. Small is beautiful ! I rejoice in his generosity of spirit.