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Une excuse

By Ujumani on Sun, 5 Jul, 2015 - 22:18

Une excuse

By Ujumani on Sun, 5 Jul, 2015 - 22:18

Depuis que nous avons publié le livre Poèmes de Sangharakshita, il y a quelques années, je n’étais pas retourné à la traduction de ses poèmes, parfois avec un peu de regret, mais dans le tournbillon de ma vie je n’en ai pas pris le temps. Le Mois d’Action Bouddhiste qui s’achève vient de m’en donner l’occasion, et je copie ci-dessous ma traduction de son poème An Apology (Une Excuse), écrit en 2009.

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Nous vivons à l’ère des excuses. Voici une...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Parami's Perspectives No.2 - Shifting Paradigms

By parami on Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 15:09

Parami interviews Dhammadinna and Khemasuri at the end of a retreat at Adhisthana looking at how Buddhists can help promote change in the wider world.

Based on the Dasadhamma Sutta (Discourse on The Ten Dhammas) this investigation of the unconscious paradigms we live by raises much to ponder for anyone who would like to see a kinder, more just and equitable society. 

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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Kamalashila - The Buddha In Nature (A Talk for Buddhist Action Month 2015)

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 18:16

We asked Kamalashila to give a talk for Buddhist Action Month 2015. He responded with this beautifully focussed look at our whole relationship to nature and the elements: how the artificiality in our lives can get in the way of seeing what things are actually like - and what we might do about that in practice!

Kamalashila uses these reflections as a way into evoking a more natural, deeply encouraging perspective, one that allows us to open up to the reality the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Following on from last week’s meditation on the Buddha in nature, this Tuesday (16th) we’ll be looking at the elements - earth, water, fire, air - in our experience as we follow the breath…

How to connect 
Join us at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK via our Google + page (you will need a Google account of some kind and will have to add us to your circles. Click ‘hangouts’ in the event posting on our page each week).

NB. Tuesday...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Sarah N on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Sarah N on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Hello! Sarah here writing on behalf of the Glasgow 2015 Women’s Karuna Appeal.

For BAM 2015 I have joined a team of 4 courageous women, led by the wonderful Sangamani, who are knocking on doors in Glasgow to raise funds for the Karuna Trust. For me, door knocking to support people in India who desperately need our help encapsulates Buddhist Action, especially the themes of caring for others and money awareness.

In terms of caring for others, the work which will bring funds to...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Screening 'Planetary' at the LBC

By Singhamanas on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 10:23

Screening 'Planetary' at the LBC

By Singhamanas on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 10:23

This is a time when humanity has to grow up, cease its endless conflicts and set aside its foolish indulgences to deal with a changing world, to deal with the new world, to deal with a world their ancestors rarely ever had to content with, to face a new and arising set of circumstances that will challenge the intention, the integrity and the will to live.

I went to watch ‘Planetary’ at the LBC on Saturday night. It was made by...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM Online Meditations!

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:54

BAM Online Meditations!

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:54

For the rest of this month we’ll be conducting our usual weekly online meditation on BAM’s central themes of sustainability and caring for others. And who better to get us started than Kamalashila! :)

If you don’t know our online meditation space and schedule, head on over to Online Meditators and connect with us there.

Kamalashila is one of our most experienced meditation practitioners and teachers. Author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination & Insight, we’re very fortunate to have...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday for Buddhist Action Month - With Kamalashila

By Candradasa on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:33

Meditation Tuesday for Buddhist Action Month - With Kamalashila

By Candradasa on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:33

Kamalashila is one of our most experienced meditation practitioners and teachers. Author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination & Insight, we’re very fortunate to have him join us to lead Meditation Tuesday this week! 

For the rest of this month, we’ll be exploring themes related to Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) and its central themes of sustainability and caring for others. Kamalashila will help us get started and has generously agreed to a longer session to take any...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

The Buddha on Wall Street - Book Launch

By Singhamanas on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 11:19

The Buddha on Wall Street - Book Launch

By Singhamanas on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 11:19

Vaddhaka joined us last week to kick off Buddhist Action Month for us by launching his new book in duscussion with Manjusiha. The conversation was wide ranging and relavent, covering the problems of political views both left & right, Slavoj Žižek’s criticisms of Western Buddhism and Ayan Rand’s influence on neoliberalism. And, most importantly, what we can and are doing to improve things!

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Species In Pieces

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:28

Species In Pieces

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:28

I found this beautiful website extraordinarily moving… Species In Pieces: 30 Species. 30 Pieces. 1 Fragmented Survival.

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