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2017 BAM report

By mokshini on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:40

Christine Thuring is one of our greatest BAM enthusiasts. After several years organising and running events in Sheffield, Christine has been coordinating Buddhist Action Month on behalf of the Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) since 2016. The NBO initiated the BAM campaign in 2012, and is a UK-based organisation uniting numerous Buddhist traditions. (Because Triratna is a member of the NBO, all members of the Triratna sangha in the UK are automatically members of the NBO. Check it out, there are lots of interesting projects...

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Special action for #5: a course called 'Saving the Earth'

By Vajracaksu on Sun, 9 Apr, 2017 - 19:12

For the second year running for BAM I’ll be offering a free meditation & Buddhism course in Istanbul called, “Saving the Earth” based on Akuppa’s book. I’ve designed a 6 week course for regulars that can be used for English speaking Triratna centres and groups. The book is now 8-9 years old but I also include more up to date material written last year by Tejopala. There are just a few copies of the book left by e-books are available. If...

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Rewilding the Mind

By satyadasa on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 20:09

Rewild the Caledonian rainforest as part of BAM-inspired tree planting and meditation week in the Scottish Highlands. 27th May - 3rd June 

https://www.lbc.org.uk/event-details/re-wilding-the-mind-438

A chance to connect inner and outer nature, meditating in beautiful surroundings and contributing to a forest re-wilding project run by Trees for Life. Morning and evenings will include meditation and Dharma reflections. On five days we will be out in the spectacular Glen Moriston - home to wild boar and pine marten - planting trees, clearing...

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Special Action for BAM 2017 - #4: Connecting to non-human beings...

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 17:27

… let’s go vegan for a day, a week or a month!

Sarah Boak who you might know from these pages, or from Southampton Sangha where her home is, or through her work for Buddhafield, has compiled this little booklet to make it that much easier to take the plunge and take steps towards consuming less animal-based products. 

And of course if you want to explore veganism as an action for June at your Buddhist centre or Group, one step might be to go...

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Special Action for BAM 2017 - #2: Take part in Refugee Week (in UK)

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 17:26

Im June in the UK this year is Refugee Week. This seems an opportunity to good to pass by, especially for those of us who live in the UK; but even if you don’t, the subject of refugees, and our relationship to them, is surely topical and all of us in Triratna may want to choose to do something in relation to this. 

The website includes helpful info like Advice and Ideas for Organising Events and there is...

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Special actions for BAM 2017: #3 Love not Fear street meditations

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 17:24

Maitrisiddhi from Taraloka was in touch saying:

“One thing we’ll do is for BAM this year is ‘Street meditation in Shrewsbury: ‘Love not Fear’ on 17th June 12-2 and possibly more later in the day - yet to unfold!

We’ll be meditating in public, making a visible statement about having a        different response to world events.  It’s on the day of the Shrewsbury Carnival - it’ll be a bit bonkers, but fun!  Come and be stared at!” 

It would be great to have...

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Event Planning Guide

By mokshini on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:25

You can also find this Event Planning Guide in the Buddhist Action Month Handbook 2016

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Warming up for BAM: marking Triratna's 50th anniversary

By mokshini on Fri, 27 Jan, 2017 - 08:07

Dear friends,

In just over 2 months our Triratna Buddhist Community will mark the 50th anniversary of its founding on April 6th, 1967.  I hope many of you will be able to join in with your Sangha at your nearest larger Centre for the day for the celebrations.  ​
 
All over the world Triratna Centres and Groups will gather to celebrate and many will already have developed plans for the day. 
However, in addition to meeting and practising with friends...