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Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

The Young Buddhists’ Group are organising several events in and around the Ipswich Buddhist Centre this June, and would love you to join them!  All money raised will be going towards the Karuna Trust charity - http://karuna.org

Friday, 5th June - Curry & Quiz Night - 7.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre

This is an open invitation to all - if you would like to join in with the quiz please let Jemma know by emailing jemmagates26 [at] hotmail.co.uk...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Short survey: your Buddhist views on the environment

By Munisha on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:13

Short survey: your Buddhist views on the environment

By Munisha on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:13

Ellie has emailed us, from somewhere on the planet! 

She says “I am a student studying religion and would like it if you could please complete a 2-minute survey on Buddhist views concerning the enviroment.
 
By completing this survey you could really help me out in my research. If you have time, please add anything you feel that people should know about Buddhism and environmental ethics.”

Take the survey.

...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No 4

By Munisha on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 00:17

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No 4

By Munisha on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 00:17

Skilful intentions lead to skilful actions

The primary suggestion in the list of suggested actions for BAM is that we, following British Quakers’ Minute 36, commit to becoming a “sustainable, low-carbon community”.

This is an intention rather than a prescription; the start of a journey of exploration rather than a list of rules. The suggestion is that we collectively embark upon a journey, essentially one of ever-increasing awareness, in the faith that over time, specific skilful actions based on...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No 3

By Munisha on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 20:52

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No 3

By Munisha on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 20:52

Lokabandhu writes in his document Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: “Although there may be some elements in the Buddhist consciousness that lead us to hold back (teachings on detachment, impermanence, our habit of ‘retreating’ etc), there is much in the Dharma encouraging us to get involved and to act with courage and active compassion. Here’s a selection from the scriptures and also sound-bites from individual Order members.

The Karaniya metta sutta...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 09:57

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 09:57

The Sheffield Buddhist Centre has been building up towards BAM for the last month and a bit. In addition to the ongoing sangha night theme, “Transforming Self and the World”, sangha members have been invited on a Bluebell Yatra (mindfulness in Nature) and a half-day litter-picking event at a local park (“Love Where You Live”).

BAM will officially launch on May 31st with a day retreat titled, “Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment”. Together in sangha, we’ll motivate our potential to tread more lightly on...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

By Munisha on Wed, 20 May, 2015 - 13:54

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

By Munisha on Wed, 20 May, 2015 - 13:54

It’s just one and a half weeks to June and Buddhist Action Month 2015. We know you’ve been planning lots of good things, but we need to know what they are! It’s time for you to tell everyone else what you’re doing, to spread inspiration and good ideas.

Left you can see Nandavajra with his detailed plan of action for Triratna BAM 2015 at a Development Team* meeting a few months ago. 

We supplied lots of resources on the ...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Buddhism and capitalism: new video interview with Vaddhaka

By Munisha on Tue, 19 May, 2015 - 19:27

Buddhism and capitalism: new video interview with Vaddhaka

By Munisha on Tue, 19 May, 2015 - 19:27

Over on Triratna News today we’re featuring a new 32-minute video interview with Vaddhaka, about his book on Buddhism and economics, The Buddha on Wall Street.

You might like to show this video as part of your BAM activities.

+Follow Triratna News....

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Our Voices call for action on climate change

By Munisha on Mon, 18 May, 2015 - 20:58

Our Voices call for action on climate change

By Munisha on Mon, 18 May, 2015 - 20:58

Our Voices is an international campaign to bring together the voices of the world’s great faiths (Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu) in a call for action on climate change. They write asking for your help with a short survey:
 
“To do this we need to find the words and messages that speak best to the values, concerns and different spiritual traditions of all the world’s faiths. 

As such, we need your help.
 
...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No 2

By Munisha on Sun, 17 May, 2015 - 00:49

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No 2

By Munisha on Sun, 17 May, 2015 - 00:49

In his document, Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM, (updated by Dhammadassin) Lokabandhu writes:

“2015 could just be the year the world gets serious about the danger of climate change. For years the world’s scientists have been warning that we are on the verge of creating planet-wide runaway climate change - but the world’s response has been pretty apathetic.

It is becoming ever clearer that we will have to ‘go forth’ from our present habit of unchchecked fossil fuel exploitation: the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM - full document

By Munisha on Sat, 16 May, 2015 - 00:31

Here’s the full pdf version of Lokabandhu’s document giving specifically Buddhist reasons to take part in BAM, updated by Dhammadassin this year. We’ll be publishing extracts over the next few days.

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