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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

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 Moksadhi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Moksadhi 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

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

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.

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Planetary - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:48

Planetary - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:48

We’re very pleased to offer a special screening of “Planetary” on June 13th at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, courtesy of the director, Steve Kennedy. The film is concurrently being shown at Sheffield Doc Fest (June 5-10). 

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, with each other and with...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

PLANETARY - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:45

PLANETARY - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:45

We’re very pleased to offer a special screening of “Planetary” on June 13th at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, courtesy of the director, Steve Kennedy. The film is concurrently being shown at Sheffield Doc Fest (June 5-10). 

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, with each other...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month 2015 begins

By Munisha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 07:35

Buddhist Action Month 2015 begins

By Munisha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 07:35

Buddhist Action Month 2015 begins today - a festival of Buddhist-inspired social action. Triratna Buddhists are taking part in groups and centres all over the UK, as well as in our sanghas in Paris, New Hampshire, Dublin, Essen and at Eco Dharma in Spain.

Meanwhile Buddhists in other traditions are also involved in various ways, from the Amida Trust (Pure Land) and from SGI-UK.

This year’s themes for Triratna BAM are:

  • Sustainability
  • Awakening our money sense
  • Caring for others


Follow all the Triratna BAM...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Buddhist Action Month 2015 starts today

By Munisha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 07:23

Buddhist Action Month 2015 starts today

By Munisha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 07:23

As BAM kicks off, it’s been great to see posts on this page from Triratna Buddhists all over the UK  - and Paris, New Hampshire and Dublin too! Essen (Germany) and EcoDharma (Spain) are also taking part.

Meanwhile Buddhists in other traditions are also involved in various ways, from the Amida Trust (Pure Land) and from SGI-UK, one of the UK’s three largest Buddhist groups. (The other two are Triratna and the New Kadampa Tradition.) You’ll be able...

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