Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

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...

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 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...

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,
  • ...
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.”

This ...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

New Name For Group: Karaniya Metta Kula

By Christine on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 10:24

New Name For Group: Karaniya Metta Kula

By Christine on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 10:24At our first “Beyond BAM” meeting (Aug 14), one of the goals was to choose a new name for the group. Shining out for its inclusivity, simplicity, and straight-forwardness, those in attendance decided unanimously on “Karaniya Metta Kula”. This famous sutta, which literally means “beautiful metta”, elegantly summarizes all the ways by which we can have a positive influence on the world around us, whether through meditation:
And think of every living thing without exception:
the weak and the strong,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ecodharma activist training goes trans-European

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 - 00:30

Ecodharma activist training goes trans-European

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 - 00:30The Ecodharma Centre is a Triratna retreat centre in Catalunya, Spain. Since 2009 an important strand of Ecodharma’s work has been the development of Dharma-based courses for social and environmental activists.

Now Ecodharma is running “Training for Trainers” courses for people who want to provide similar training for grassroots activists in their own countries across mainland Europe.

“Our work with social activists is a secular reworking of much of the Buddhist-inspired material we have developed within...

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