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June was Buddhist Action Month (BAM) - and it’s over. A festival of pan-Buddhist social action started by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, it focuses largely on global warming and environmental sustainability; this year it’s gone increasingly international and in Triratna we had three themes, to inspire a wider range of activities: Sustainability; Awakening our Money Sense; and Caring for Others
2015 is BAM’s third year (having started in 2012 with a mere BAD – Buddhist Action Day!) It’s been the best year yet for Triratna, with activities across Britain and also in Ireland, France, Germany and the USA.
A particular success this year has been the increased reporting of events on the dedicated BAM space on The Buddhist Centre Online, and on the pan-Buddhist Facebook page, thanks to the network of local Triratna BAM reps set up by Mokshini. Via repostings to Facebook and Twitter, some of these TBCO posts reached very large numbers of people within Triratna and in the wider Buddhist world: Vaddhaka-related posts top the bill at over 1,500 views! Well done, everyone!
A trawl through the well over 100 posts made to the BAM page on TBCO, shows that activities mostly focussed on the environment, including:
The Eco Dharma Centre in Spain gave over the entire month to a retreat for campaigners and activists from four continents.
On the theme of money, there was
Under the theme of benefiting others:
May all beings be well and happy!
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