Would you like to read a transformational book about race, by a Buddhist author, over the summer?
We’re offering opportunities to explore two wonderful works, within supportive online Reading Circles with other Triratna sangha members. And at the end of each cycle, the authors will join us for a conversation!
June & July: ‘The Race Conversation’ by Eugene Ellis is a deeply compassionate book that illuminates why having conversations about race can be difficult, and how we can have more healing encounters with each other...
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.
Carbonoffsets 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...
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.