Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

What is Buddhist Activism? (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 427)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Apr, 2022 - 17:38

To mark Earth Day 2022, we’re joined by four friends who, one way or another, are involved with Buddhist activism. From the Buddhafield project to XR Buddhists to Silent Rebellion, we hear tales from the edge of socially engaged Buddhist practice, exploring what, if anything, Buddhists have to offer the world of protests, disruptions and often polarized issue-based politics. 

Amaragita, Katja Behrendt, Priyadaka and Yogaratna offer a thoughtful set of reflections in articulating why a distinctive Buddhist approach to urgent issues...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Burning House Returns!

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:58

The Burning House Returns!

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:58

Shantigarbha is back with a two-part course for Buddhists & eco-activists concerned about the climate emergency, wishing to ground their work in a spiritual context.

Part 1: Introduction to the Burning House

Dates: 12, 19, 26 May; (skip 2 June for UK Bank Holiday); 9 June, 2022.

Sessions (2 hrs 15 mins, with break): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India: 23:30...

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Dharmabyte: Communication Problems

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity once prevented a war. Modern warfare is on a far larger scale, and could involve nuclear weapons. As we are faced with a choice between world peace and eventual disaster, Sangharakshita discusses realistic courses of action for peace activists and others.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War given in 1984.

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Dharmabyte: Loving Caring Intention

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Spreading Our Goodness Into the World

Sunada shares her personal reflections on simple down home ways to be an activist in a world that at times feels like a living nightmare. How do we as Buddhists respond, individually and as a sangha? And how do we keep our sanity? 

Excerpted from the talk Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty given on Sangha Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, USA, 2017.

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Aryadrishti on Carbon offsets, Promise the Pod, and Dana

By Christine on Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 - 22:49

Aryadrishti on Carbon offsets, Promise the Pod, and Dana

By Christine on Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 - 22:49

Follow on from Aryadrishti’s talk, The Earth is My Witness. Three points of discussion that arose with regards to how we can mitigate our impacts on the world, whether ecological, environmental, political, social and/ or Dharmic.

Carbon offsets for air travel (from research done by Mary Salome and Nancy Artz) 

Carbon offsets are not a perfect solution, but they are a helpful starting point to address the climate crisis. You can use the calculator to come up with an amount to a local organization that...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Your liberation is bound up with mine

By dhsaraha on Sat, 13 Jun, 2020 - 01:45

Racism, the legacy of slavery, seems even more relevant now. I gave this talk in Birmingham a few months ago, I offer it here.

Activism, slavery, the Bodhisattva vow and utopia.

Diversity, freedom, the Buddha. Successful responses to capitalism and other forms of suffering and injustice. What power do we have in relation to those ‘in power’?


Welcoming rage and passion along with peace, love, bliss and agency into our Sangha is the path to liberation. Bring suffering close to the heart and respond creatively...

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FBA Podcast: The 4 Gifts

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

All bona fide Buddhism is Activism. We want to make the world better right? The issue is energy; how can we cultivate energy in pursuit of the good.

In this week’s FBA Podcast, entitled The 4 Gifts, Padmavajra considers 5 fundamental aspects of Virya - known as Energy for Enlightenment.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

The Ulex Project: An Update

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

The Ulex Project: An Update

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

It is now almost a year since the Ulex Project - an education centre which offers capacity building and training for social movements across Europe - was launched by Ecodharma.  Located about 40 kilometres from Ecodharma Retreat Centre, at the edge of a Catalonian village in Spain, Ulex is more physically accessible than the wilder, more mountainous Ecodharma. The building, a renovated farmhouse, can accommodate about 15 to 16 people as well as 2 to 4 facilitators.

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Triratna News

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Aryanisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Aryanisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

As Europe faces serious social, political and ecological challenges, the Ecodharma Centre are offering a strategic Buddhist response. Since 2008, the Ecodharma Centre in Catalunya, has been innovating courses and retreats that combine inner and outer transformation. They bring Buddhism into relationship with environmental and social activism. This year they’re their expanding that work through a new pan-European training centre. It’s called the Ulex Project.

“We’ve spent years developing a dharma-inspired approach to activist training, on courses...

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ecodharma

Launching the Ulex Project

By guhyapati on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

Launching the Ulex Project

By guhyapati on 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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