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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

'Altruism in the Spiritual Life'

By cremigio on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 20:05

'Altruism in the Spiritual Life'

By cremigio on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 20:05

A talk and sangha evening led by Lynda for BAM 2016

More info:  http://www.cardiffbuddhistcentre.com

Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH AT THE CROYDON BUDDHIST CENTRE 2016

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 15:57

BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH AT THE CROYDON BUDDHIST CENTRE 2016

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 15:57

THEME : the theme will be TRANSFORMING SELF AND WORLD echoing our Sangha Morning class theme which is balancing transformation of self through exploring the Seven Fold PUJA with themes of transforming the world mainly through Buddhist Action Month.

CENTRE ACTIVITIES
Activities will mainly be focused on Saturday morning classes:

4th June : Amarapuspa will introduce Buddhist Action Month including the possibility of taking a precept for the month....

Colchester Buddhist Centre
Colchester Buddhist Centre

Colchester Buddhist Centre: Meditate in the Park for Peace (A Buddhist Action Month Activity) for Nuclear Disarmament for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Amalaketu on Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:23

Colchester Buddhist Centre: Meditate in the Park for Peace (A Buddhist Action Month Activity) for Nuclear Disarmament for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Amalaketu on Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:23

26 June 2016 in Castle Park

(meet by the war memorial at 3pm)

Why now?

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.

The government is in favour of replacing Trident at a cost of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM! @ North London Buddhist Centre

By bodhipaksini on Tue, 24 May, 2016 - 16:01

BAM! @ North London Buddhist Centre

By bodhipaksini on Tue, 24 May, 2016 - 16:01

Activities at the North London Buddhist Centre during BAM

Make  your pledge for June visible with an acorn on our Tree of Intention in the bookshop area

BAM! Generosity

We will be collecting non-perishable food and toiletries donations for the Islington Centre for Refugees & Asylum Seekers. There will be a donation point in the reception area.

BAM! Early Morning Meditation

Wednesdays 07:30 - 08:30  on Weds 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 June

In our early morning practice we will be drawing attention to different aspects of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

'Proceeding as though you are needed'

By Amaladipa on Sat, 21 May, 2016 - 10:24

“Everything we do and don’t do makes a wake, a legion of waves and troughs that pound the shores at the edges of what we mean, grinding away on the periphery of what we know. This goes on after the years of our private lives are long past. If we don’t learn that simple, devastating, and redeeming detail of being alive – that what we do lasts longer than we do, that the past isn’t over – then the parade of our days stands to indict much more than it bequeaths… Do you think it’s an accident that you were born at a time when the culture that gave you life is failing? I don’t think it is. I think you were born of necessity with your particular abilities, with our particular fears, with your particular heartaches and concerns… I think if we wait to be really compelled by something… something big, well… we’re going to wait an awful long time and I don’t know if the state of our world can tolerate our holding out until we feel utterly compelled by something. I think it’s more like this, that we have to proceed now as if we’re utterly needed given the circumstances. That takes almost something bordering on bravado, it could be mistaken for megalomania easily, though I don’t think it is. It had a certain amount of nerviness in it or boldness for sure, something that’s not highly thought of in the culture I was born into unless you’re a star or something… regular people aren’t supposed to have those qualities. I say they are of course. That’s what we’ve got to bring to the challenges at hand, not waiting to be convinced that we’re needed but proceeding as if we are. Your insignificance has been horribly overstated… Consider the possibility that being born in a troubled time is not an affliction but a sign that you’re needed.”

Steven Jenkinson
Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Join the Triratna Sustainable Buddhist Centre scheme

By mokshini on Sat, 21 May, 2016 - 08:39

A growing number of Triratna Buddhist centres have already completed the ten-point action points entailed in joining the list of certified Sustainable Buddhist Centres: Amsterdam, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Colchester, Essen, Metta Vihara, Norwich, Sheffield, Taraloka and Tiratanaloka. 

Sadhu!

If your Buddhist Centre has not yet gone down this path, why not suggest it to your trustees/council?

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Books for BAM

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 20 May, 2016 - 12:18

Books for BAM

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 20 May, 2016 - 12:18

We at Windhorse Publications would like to highlight relevant books which can help us explore living more ethically. One way to get involved is to create a BAM shelf at your Centre during June to showcase them. Here are some titles which address the question, ‘How can we live ethically from a place of compassion?’

The Bodhisattva Ideal by Sangharakshita – How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 17:20

BAM at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 17:20

Here is the programme of BAM events at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

  • Residential Retreat - 21st Century Bodhisattva. Friday 3rd - Monday 6th June. Exploring how the Bodhisattva Ideal is relevant in the 21st Century, and how we can manifest it.
     
  • Film Night – This Changes Everything by Avi Lewis. Friday 10th June, from 7pm. A movie about climate change and the opportunities within it to transform our society for the better.
     
  • Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains. Saturday
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