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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Samacitta: Promoting Veganism At Centres

By mokshini on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

A characteristically passionate talk from Samacitta on the urgent ethics of food in a world devastated by the effects of the twin industries of meat and dairy production.

Read Samacitta’s free eBook: Buddhism On A Plate

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Yogaratna’s “video diary” for BAM 2016 is a no-holds-barred and urgent call-to-action around climate change - what can we do and how can we, as Buddhists, inform ourselves about the issue.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month in full swing

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 14:15

Buddhist Action Month in full swing

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 14:15

We’re halfway through Buddhist Action Month, a pan-Buddhist festival of social action which has spread from Britain to many countries.

With their own particular BAM theme of ‘21st century Bodhisattvas’, Triratna sanghas are hard at work (and play) in Turkey, Ireland, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Britain. 

Over on The Buddhist Centre Online’s special BAM page you can follow their activities – and view the short video talks we’re posting to keep everyone inspired, from...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Mokshini: On the Bodhisattva Heart Of Intention

By mokshini on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Mokshini: On the Bodhisattva Heart Of Intention

By mokshini on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Here’s my own “video diary” on the great heart of intention that informs every act and can open up a beautiful space for us and the world if we only pay attention in everyday life…

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Guhyapati has been spearheading a pioneering Eco-Dharma community in the Pyrenees for many years, and wants to see some of the principles of that movement brought to bear in our own lives of practice, giving rise to new projects that will re-shape the personal, economic, political and ecological landscape of the 21st Century.

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Kamalamani: On Unbounded Love

By mokshini on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Kamalamani: On Unbounded Love

By mokshini on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Kamalamani’s exploration of issues around consciously choosing childlessness as an ethical move is both fascinating and challenging. The context of unbounded compassion for all beings is vital and animates an issue we all face in our lives as human beings coming to terms with an over-populated world.

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

More from BAM in Istanbul!

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 06:58

More from BAM in Istanbul!

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 06:58

Vajracaksu, the Order Member living in Istanbul, where he runs classes, writes to update what they have been doing for BAM, in addition to their six week course based on Akuppa’s book  - 

‘On Saturday 11th June for BAM we had a vegan meal, meditation & film evening watching ‘The Little Buddha’, with all the money from the evening going to a foundation here in Turkey to get trees planted on the West coast of Turkey. With the money...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Tejopala speaks here with his customary eloquence and passion both about his own journey to environmental awareness and what we can do to make a difference with a crucial issue for any 21st Century Bodhisattva

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhist Action Month is also happening in Essen, Germany. They’ve got a range of actions, ranging from cycling, themes at Sangha Nights the rationale of BAM, Compassion and Deep Ecology; the ethics of re-cycling; looking at our true values and priorities  and ending with a shared vegan brunch feast! 

BAM – Buddhistischer Aktions-Monat

Folgende Veranstaltungen zum Buddhistischen Aktions-Monat sind geplant:

21.5.-10.6. Wir machen mit einem eigenen Team mit beim „Stadtradeln“ („Buddhisten in Essen“). Einstieg auch verspätet möglich, mehr Infos: www.buddhistisches-zentrum-essen.de/community/engagierter-buddhismus/akt…

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Books to read during BAM

By Sarah Boak on Sat, 11 Jun, 2016 - 18:49

Books to read during BAM

By Sarah Boak on Sat, 11 Jun, 2016 - 18:49

It would be great to get a BAM themed book list together, with recommendations of thought-provoking books that people can read through the month.

I’ve just finished ‘Zero Waste Home’ by Bea Johnson and ‘Sew Your Own’ by John-Paul Flintoff, and will be re-reading ‘Saving the Earth’ by Akuppa for our BAM Southampton book group.

Any other suggestions?

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