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John’s Tips for Greenspace Climate Action

By gunabhadri on Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 18:51

John Marder, One of the committee members of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK produced a document on Greenspace Climate Action for Buddhist Action Month 2019. The introduction reads:

“In February this year, Buddhists from a number of different groups and traditions, gathered to discuss right actions that could be taken in response to the climate problem. Greenspace projects featured strongly amongst the ideas that were shared, prompting NBO to develop this guidance.  Its intention is to provide basic...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM in Sheffield

By Khemasuri on Tue, 23 Apr, 2019 - 12:49

BAM in Sheffield

By Khemasuri on Tue, 23 Apr, 2019 - 12:49

This year in Sheffield we are planning a retreat.  Let me know if you would like to come and join us! 

A weekend cycle of The Work That Reconnects

Facing fear: Facing the Future

Saturday June 1st and Sunday 2nd 10am to 5pm

Can we meet the ecological challenges that face all of us? We often choose to look away from difficulty to avoid feeling powerless and despairing.

Drawing on the Dharma, The Work That Reconnects strengthens our capacity to give our best response to environmental, ecological and social challenges...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Buddhist Action Month Handbook 2019

By gunabhadri on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 16:27

The BAM Handbook 2019 is now available.

Kaspalita Thompson from the NBO (Network of Buddhist Organisations) writes:

The handbook explains the theme: Climate Action - Personal Action. It suggests Buddhist ways of engaging with the theme and thinking about climate change, including avoiding polarisation. There are suggestions of personal and group actions, and other groups that you can join with.

You can download it here: BAM 2019 Handbook

Or as an attachment below....

File NameSize
2019-bam-handbook.pdf2.03 MB
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Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 - 19:38

Buddhist Action Month: (BAM!) is an annual festival of Buddhist social action. It started in Britain in 2012 and has since spread out across Europe and beyond. Social action is one of the manifestations of METTA, the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, which is embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practising this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

The Essence of BAM: is to encourage individual...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Wed, 13 Feb, 2019 - 11:22

Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Wed, 13 Feb, 2019 - 11:22

In the month of June there will be an opportunity again to engage with Buddhist Action Month via this space. Running ahead and in preparation the following initiatives are worth noting:

  • UK Buddhist Climate Action Training day
    Taking place in Brixton, South London on 23rd February. It is run by Religions for Peace, GreenFaith, and the Faith for the Climate Network, with the support of the Network of Buddhist Organizations UK, who have taken climate action as the theme for Buddhist Action Month 2019. More details can
  • ...
European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Buddhist Action Month 2019

By Development Team on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 12:38

Buddhist Action Month: (BAM!) is an annual festival of Buddhist social action. It started in Britain in 2012 and has since spread out across Europe and beyond. Social action is one of the manifestations of METTA, the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, which is embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practising this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

The Essence of BAM: is to encourage individual...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Beyond BAM 2018

By Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

Beyond BAM 2018

By Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

BAM 2018 witnessed a variety of initiatives to make the world a better place. Let’s rejoice in our individual and collective capacities to transform and to change the world. Sadhu!!! 

What about Beyond BAM? Transformation of self and world cannot be limited to the month of June alone! 

One tangible way we can maintain our ethical vigilance has been made possible by our friends at Ethical Consumer, who were so inspired by Buddhist Action Month that they have offered to extend the special BAM offer beyond June. Simply type...

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Buddhist Action

Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Using this board, we collected ideas about the world we wish to inhabit. These pieces of paper are stylised feathers, and during the month as they collected they turned into a fantastic feather cloak (kakahu) that embodies a world more in line with our values. What we wrote follows.

  • The world we envision for the future is one where the arts are paramount, myth and legend carry our inspiration above the material world; appreciation and gratitude are valued over ownership and rights
  • ...
Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

BAM Talk - Dr. Ambedkar & the Dhamma Revolution in the West

By Vajrashura on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 21:37

Dr. Ambedkar was a great social reformer in India who converted to Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in order to help them escape the crushing oppression of caste.

Given as part of Buddhist Action Month in 2018, in this talk Jnanadhara explores the life and legacy of Dr. Ambedkar, and especially what Buddhists in the West can learn from the peaceful revolution that Dr. Ambedkar instigated in India.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 15th June 2018....

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Buddhist Action

BAM at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 10:58

BAM at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 10:58

BAM has kicked off in the Wellington Buddhist Centre! 

Transforming self, transforming world. Saradarshini launched BAM on Tuesday June 5th and that evening Achala gave a talk on Dr Ambedkar.

For the next 5 weeks we’ll look at the five positive precepts with an emphasis on the BAM theme of transforming self, transforming world.

Saradarshini gave an example of a personal precept she has taken after reflecting on her relationship with technology. Her smart phone will be going into airplane mode an hour before...

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