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 …. 

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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...

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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 ...

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Dharmabyte: The Buddha Prevents a War

By Rijupatha on Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 13:16
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Sangharakshita recounts for us in today’s FBA Dharmabyte the Rohini incident in which “The Buddha Prevents a War”. The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity in this story is a wonderful template for us to work from when considering realistic courses of action in the modern world to promote peace and end warfare. Excerpted from the talk ...
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Dharmabyte: Buddhism and Activism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:55
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Lokabandhu speaks on the topic of “Buddhism and Activism”, describing how becoming an active force for good in the world through direct social engagement is an integral part of Buddhist practice. Part of the longer talk “Buddhism, Social Engagement, and Non-Violent Direct Action” given in the Dharma Parlour at the...
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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,...
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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...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Sheffield reports on activist workshop

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:18

Sheffield reports on activist workshop

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:18Mark Wells writes from Sheffield, where it turns out BAM is not over after all, as they still have one event to go!

“We had the ‘Positive and Effective Activism’ event yesterday for BAM, which went very well. There were eight of us there, which I was delighted with. We had a really good, and at times moving, discussion about what motivates us as activists (or potential activists). Quite a few people there were very interested in...
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The Work that Reconnects. Weekend retreat 23 and 24th February 2013.

By Khemasuri on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 17:13

The Work that Reconnects. Weekend retreat 23 and 24th February 2013.

By Khemasuri on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 17:13Kuladitya and Khemasuri will be leading this retreat at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Drawing on the teachings of the Dharma, the “Work that Reconnects” comprises tools and practices which offer insights into how we can work together to support a shift in our hearts and minds, our lives and our society that is life-sustaining.

Using individual and group exercises, meditation, discussion and reflection we will be engaging the body, heart, imagination and intellect to explore our relationship with the...

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