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While Buddhist Action Month is no doubt a busy time for the many Centres and groups taking part, several have taken the time to keep us updated on how it’s been going for them.
From Padmasambhava’s arrival in Adelaide, Australia, to the Tree of Intentions in the North London Buddhist Centre to the colourful newsletter produced by the Mid Essex Centre aiming to raise awareness and funds for the homeless and refugees groups have been responding to the theme of ‘Transforming Self, Transforming World’ in their own unique way. So we can see on the Buddhist Action Month facebook page, the West London Buddhist Centre are holding three events this coming Saturday: a workshop on cultivating wisdom and compassion, a fundraising skills auction followed by a vegan feast. And In Deal the Buddhist group there even made it into the local newspaper as a result of their activities!
In addition, the Triratna Group in Scottish Highlands are getting set to wish all life well during their 24-hour midsummer meditation at Chanonry Point this weekend. Members of the Triratna Buddhist Community Highlands and guests from further afield will be taking it in turns to meditate at the world famous dolphin watching site from midday on Saturday June 23rd until midday on Sunday June 24th and will raise funds for Scottish homeless charity Social Bite and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
“We want to make a positive difference in the world through our actions,” explained event organiser Gerry Beasley from Rosemarkie. “The theme of Buddhist Action Month is ‘Transforming Self, Transforming World’ and this is what we aim to do when we meditate. Mediation looks passive, but it is actively and radically transformative. As well as practising for our own benefit, we meditate for all beings, so we thought it fitting to meditate at this spot to raise money for whales and dolphins as well as for people who find themselves homeless.”
Sadhu to all and do keep an eye on the dedicated Buddhist Action Month space and share what your Sangha is doing!