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Launching the Ulex Project

Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

Launching the Ulex Project

Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

The Ulex Project is possibly the most exciting initiative that the Ecodharma team have ever undertaken. Building on years of successfully innovating and developing trainings which integrate inner and social transformation, we are launching a new education centre and training programme. The new Ulex Project training centre will extend Ecodharma’s reach and enable us to support activists and organisers all across Europe.

Europe’s facing some deep social and ecological challenges. There’s a fragmenting political climate and the far right is gaining ground...

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Action from Depth: Ecodharma build new UK links

Thu, 5 Feb, 2015 - 18:15

Action from Depth: Ecodharma build new UK links

Thu, 5 Feb, 2015 - 18:15This summer Ecodharma will be joining forces with Gaia House teacher Rob Burbea and Freely Given Retreats to offer a new training in the UK. Action from Depth is a shorter remix of the Engaged Buddhist Training that Ecodharma have been developing since 2010. The UK version will be co-designed by Rob and Ecodharma’s Guhyapati, with a strong emphasis on ecological activism just ahead of the United Nations Climate talks,...
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Fantastic! Really excited about these developments.
Continued success and hopefully see you soon!!!
With metta and virya,
Christine

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Revitalising the New Society

Wed, 17 Dec, 2014 - 19:00

Revitalising the New Society

Wed, 17 Dec, 2014 - 19:00The New Society idea was at the heart of Sangharakshita’s founding vision for the Triratna Community in the 1960’s and 70’s. In recent years many of us have been asking what this means today. The level of interest in revitalising the vision of the New Society has been flagged up repeatedly at the meeting of Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, but how to make that real remains work in progress. Taking a step forwards in the exploration, Guhyapati (from the ...
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Worth bearing in mind that Bhante endorsed Mrs T promotion of the individual against the group, (by which I think he may have ment Trade Unions) and her notion that there’s “no such thing as society” (or words to that effect). Not such a good move in retrospect. However, I also remember going to the polling station with him to vote Labour the decade before. He does enjoy the metaphor of the dance and you have to quick to keep up with him.

Enjoyed the discussion. Well done all.
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thanks Guyhapati for sharing this interview. I really liked this way of presenting a topic. Very NPR! You could even drop the video and just podcast it. Easier to put on my ipod, tbh. Happy to cooperate around creating podcasts, it would be a useful contribution and a blast.
I have lots to add to this discussion, where can I do this?
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Thanks for the comment Akasadaka. We have been toying with podcasting too (through our soundcloud channel and itunes). I agree it is a versatile and handy medium. In terms of getting involved in this discussion… I am going to broadcast a two talk series on the theme before the springtime. I was wondering about setting up a forum space to build on that and see if there might be some momentum created. But I am not sure where best to host that. Any thoughts? Xg
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Buddhist Reflections on Social Action

Mon, 20 Oct, 2014 - 17:14
Our first podcast series is out. check it out on soundcloud,
or subscribe through:
itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/es/podcast/ecodharma-audio/id921680935?l=en
or stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ecodharma-audio
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Triratna Sustainable Buddhist Centre Project

Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:47

Triratna Sustainable Buddhist Centre Project

Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:47This summer the Sustainable Buddhist Centre Project was launched during the European Chairs’ Assembly at Adhistana. In this short video Guhyapati interviews Amalaketu about the project.
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Hiya, when I tried to listen to the interview all I got was some very funky music!

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You’re right! We’ll let Guhyapati know! x

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Discussing Climate Change and the Triratna Community

Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:33

Discussing Climate Change and the Triratna Community

Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:33This is a discussion with Sahajatara, Yogaratna, and Lindsay Alderton about their recent efforts to promote concern and action around climate change within the Triratna Community and the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement. The conversation took place mid summer 2014. it was arranged and hosted by the ecodharma centre (www.ecodharma.com).
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connect.empower.liberate series by Guhyapati

Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 19:46
A series of three talks given by Guhyapati at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening last weekend. The gathering brought 500 people together to explore the interface between contemporary Buddhism, ecology and social action. Guhyapati brings dharma perspectives to bear on how we can empower ourselves and our communities to meet the challenges of our times.
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I went to see The Ghosts in Our Machine film last week - it is astonishing. It’s not accusatory/finger-wagging, but it just gets the viewer to observe animals in different settings and see them as individuals. It has a deeply compassionate, wise feel and has a strong art house feel and has a different remit from other films of this nature (certainly very different from Earthlings, which is very gruelling indeed). I met Liz Marshall, the director, who was over from Canada to speak at all the UK premieres. Yes, there are distressing moments but they aren’t gratuitous and there are also many moments spent in a farm animal sanctuary which show the possibilities of changing our relationships with animals. I’d urge any Buddhist to watch it and indeed, to show it at Centre and other events. Here’s a short trailer. http://vimeo.com/59741668 And here is the BBC interview with director Liz Marshall. More reviews (including a suprisingly even-handed one from the Daily Telegraph) in this section media reviews.
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Nature Connection Bursary for Young People

Fri, 7 Feb, 2014 - 14:35

Nature Connection Bursary for Young People

Fri, 7 Feb, 2014 - 14:35The Ecodharma Centre has established a new bursary fund to enable young people to take part in nature connection retreats. Awards are available from April this year to attend both the Ecodharma Wildcamp and the Meeting the Wild retreat.

The centre’s nature based practice series is a core strand of its work. “Ecodharma is all about connection,” explains Guhyapati, the centre director. “Living in times characterized by alienation, we see much of our...
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ecodharma spring/summer 2014

Mon, 27 Jan, 2014 - 00:46

ecodharma spring/summer 2014

Mon, 27 Jan, 2014 - 00:46
The image on the left here is the new spring/summer programme poster. for all the other details of our new programme you can take a look here.
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Ecodharma Wildcamp

Sun, 26 Jan, 2014 - 23:19

Ecodharma Wildcamp

Sun, 26 Jan, 2014 - 23:1923 - 31 May 2014

This is a new addition to our programme. It is a week long immersion experience in the wild with an emphasis on exploring nature connection practices. The course will also apply ecopsychology and Buddhist meditation to support an enriching and transformative relationship with the natural world and our own deeper nature.

The course takes us out into the mountains and woodlands in the remote Ecodharma valley, where we will set up...
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