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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
Triratna News

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Charlotte Lawes 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...

ecodharma
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...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action Month's not over yet! 10 minute actions

By mokshini on Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 08:00

Buddhist Action Month's not over yet! 10 minute actions

By mokshini on Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 08:00

Apart from the fact that we can continue with our skilful actions engagements and all through the year, should you feel that you’d like to end the month doing something  to have a positive effect on the world and reach out to yourSangha as well as your local community - here are some ideas for 10 minutes actions which you can still do - even today! 

  • a daily dose of FMI’s: five minute interventions {not sure what they are? Look it up here,
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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Yogaratna’s “video diary” for BAM 2016 is a no-holds-barred and urgent call-to-action around climate change - what can we do and how can we, as Buddhists, inform ourselves about the issue.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Tejopala speaks here with his customary eloquence and passion both about his own journey to environmental awareness and what we can do to make a difference with a crucial issue for any 21st Century Bodhisattva

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

peace meditation on the cathedral green in Exeter UK

By mokshini on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 13:31

peace meditation on the cathedral green in Exeter UK

By mokshini on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 13:31

What a beautiful way to start last weekend and Buddhist Action Month - a peace circle on Cathedral Green with lovely people! And a striking image for passers- by too. It was so positive we want to do it again in July …. 

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK Buddhists call for fossil fuel divestment

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 23:26

UK Buddhists call for fossil fuel divestment

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 23:26

On 28th February, two British Triratna Buddhists and six from Gaia House (working together in the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement) carried out a small protest action at the Wellcome Collection in London.

Yogaratna writes: “The Wellcome Trust does excellent work funding medical research, but has large investments in fossil fuel corporations. Since fossil fuel extraction is exacerbating climate change, which is very harmful to human health, we were calling on the Trust to...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Sacred activism: mindfulness and racial justice

By Christine on Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 - 12:47

Sacred activism: mindfulness and racial justice

By Christine on Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 - 12:47

“Sacred activism is available to all of us today and is as simple as taking a first breath in mindfulness, listening deeply to those around us, or fully seeing whatever is present before us. Mindfulness helps us heal from our personal fragmentation so that we can approach our community fragmentation with an open and courageous heart, effecting social change from a place of love and understanding of ourselves, of the communities we serve, and of those we are used to calling enemies.”

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