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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...

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For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action, by Guhyapati

By Christine on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 20:12

For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action, by Guhyapati

By Christine on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 20:12

On June 28, Guhyapati will illuminate how the Dharma can sustain and empower us for effective social engagement, while also resourcing us to be effective during this crucial time. Guhyapati is our final speaker for BAM 2020.

The last year has seen important shifts in public narrative and awareness around the climate crisis. We’re living through enormous mobilisations on key social and ecological issues. For many, this feels like a turning point. In the midst of this historic point of disruption,...

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For the Earth: The Earth is my Witness, by Aryadrishti

By Christine on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:55

For the Earth: The Earth is my Witness, by Aryadrishti

By Christine on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:55

On Sunday June 21, Aryadrishti will exaine how we can face the suffering of the world with an open heart, and act with aware kindness. Complementing the Dharma life, her vocation is habitat restoration, often of salmon-bearing streams and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. She is our 3rd (of 4) speakers on BAM 2020. This is a free event, offered on the generosity economy. Donations are welcome.

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST...

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How insight can give us access to an inexhaustible form of will, excerpt from Vimalamoksha's talk

By Christine on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:34

How insight can give us access to an inexhaustible form of will, excerpt from Vimalamoksha's talk

By Christine on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 19:34

The following is excerpted from Vimalamoksha’s talk, For the Earth: The Art of Skilful Choices (June 13)

When the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree and saw all of his past lives, he witnessed an unimaginable expanse of being, he came into relationship to deep time and the oceans of the details of lived experience were not lost. This sublime doorway is something that we can all access by pushing the envelope of our imagination and finding our own relationship to deep...

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Stillness on the edge

By Christine on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 18:57

Stillness on the edge

By Christine on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 18:57

Morning meditation beside Lynn Creek. My awareness became absorbed by the environment: the sounds and smells, the hardness of granite, colours, stillness amidst noise. I took a video. A haiku emerged.

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Nature-based practice @ wildflower meadows

By Christine on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 17:39

Nature-based practice @ wildflower meadows

By Christine on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 17:39

June is the best time to be alive in the northern hemisphere. The optimism of spring is reaching a crescendo, the daylight continue stretching a bit longer with every day. As well, the creative life force that is so unique to this planet is perceptible in the smallest details. As a botanist, I relish the gradual witnessing of plants breaking dormancy, and progressing from green shoots to flowering and onwards to berries once pollinated.

Being underemployed in Vancouver BC during pandemic lockdown...

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Éthique bouddhique et environnement

By Romain Rose on Wed, 19 Jun, 2019 - 16:18

A l’occasion du mois d’action bouddhiste, Ujumani a donné une conférence sur le thème « Éthique bouddhique et environnement ». Ujumani explore les liens entre enseignement bouddhiste, préceptes et respect de l’environnement … ainsi que les pistes pour mieux vivre cette interdépendance.

Merci Ujumani pour cette belle conférence !

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BAM at Vancouver Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 06:42

BAM at Vancouver Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Fri, 31 May, 2019 - 06:42

The small sangha in Vancouver, BC is joining BAM for the first time this year. In addition to the weekly sangha night program and BAM precepts, we are running a day retreat and a solstice camping weekend retreat. We will join the “No Trans Mountain Pipeline” rally on June 9th, perhaps doing some meditation if appropriate.

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Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

By Nagapriya on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

By Nagapriya on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Here you can see a video, made by Diana Platas, of two mitras from Cuernavaca, Olga Cuellar and Blanca García, who have begun a project in which they visit an after school club for underprivileged Mexican children and tell them stories as well as introduce some meditation. The project has been running for several months now.

Sorry but so far we don´t have subtitles for the video.

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Street Meditation in Oxford, UK

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 28 Jun, 2017 - 11:21

Street Meditation in Oxford, UK

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 28 Jun, 2017 - 11:21

This week as part of BAM! our drop-in meditation took place at the foot of Carfax Tower in the heart of central Oxford. Though the weather was inclement, even by English summer standards, our spirits were not dampened (unlike our meditation gear…!) and there was quite a lot of interest - and photography - from the local population. Personally, I found it exhilarating to be...