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Special Action for 2017 - #7 Bodhisattva Training in the City: It's Time for Social Action

By nisha mothilal on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 18:10

Special Action for 2017 - #7 Bodhisattva Training in the City: It's Time for Social Action

By nisha mothilal on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 18:10

BAM! JOIN THE KARUNA REVOLUTION

During the month of BAM, we will be calling our existing Karuna supporters from the Karuna office to engage and inspire them further.

We need a team of 6 volunteers for 6 weeks who are willing...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

A very short History of Buddhist Action Month in the UK

By mokshini on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:06

A very short History of Buddhist Action Month in the UK

By mokshini on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:06

A Short History of BAM

BAM is the UK’s Buddhist Action Month - a festival of Buddhist social action held across Britain every June. Conceived by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO) (www.nbo.org.uk), it keeps expanding.  

It all started with …

A Year of Service and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012
As part of national celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee, 2012 saw Buddhists taking part in the year-long national UK inter-faith project, ‘A Year of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Vessantara on Simplicity, Abundance and Sharing

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 15:15

Vessantara on Simplicity, Abundance and Sharing

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 15:15

Buddhist Action Month may have ended, but the excellent talks that emerged from it continue in recorded form.  Hear Vessantara’s engaging talk given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre as part of BAM.

Over the centuries, the Dharma has been practiced by people following many different lifestyles – from homeless wanderers to kings and queens in their palaces. If there isn’t one ‘Dharma lifestyle’ then what do all these different ways of living have in common, and how can they all...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

GREEN GYM SOLSTICE FUN

By Momtaz on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 11:57

GREEN GYM SOLSTICE FUN

By Momtaz on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 11:57

WRITTEN BY MOMTAZ

PHOTOS BY LISA LENS

Trying to stay fit at a Retreat Centre, believe it or not, has it challenges!  Before I moved to Taraloka, I would walk to most places; to work, to the shops, to the Buddhist centre, etc. I used to attend several gym classes a week prior to yoga became my main form of body movement.  I do prefer exercising in a group rather than on my own, though,...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action All Year

By guhyapati on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

Buddhist Action All Year

By guhyapati on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

It’s almost the end of Buddhist Action Month, but Engaging as Buddhists goes on all year. Its not always easy. It takes skill, energy, resources and courage. This is why the Ecodharma Centre is supporting Buddhist Action through our Engaged Buddhist Training and other courses bringing the Dharma to empower social change.

Here’s our new video on Engaged Buddhist Training!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Dishing the Dirt

By Momtaz on Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 12:15

Dishing the Dirt

By Momtaz on Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 12:15

BAM! It all starts here… for the gardens at Taraloka at least, with our COMPOST. I love it, and I love making it. So it’s time to dish the dirt. Let’s start big, with some facts about soil and our planet.

1) It can take about 1,000 years to make just a couple of centimetres of soil.

2) The human population is rising globally, and almost all of the new growth is being housed in towns and cities that, by definition, are...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Reverencing the Buddha we offer flowers…

By Momtaz on Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 - 14:32

Reverencing the Buddha we offer flowers…

By Momtaz on Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 - 14:32

But at what price?  (written by Maitridevi)

For every retreat here at Taraloka we buy between 2 & 4 bunches of flowers, usually cellophane wrapped from our local supermarket - an annual spend of about £250. We live busy lives in a rural setting, without easy access to farmers markets selling local flowers on the days we need them.

In the UK about 85% of cut flowers in this £ 2.2bn industry are imported from abroad. Of the top ten best-selling cut...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

DIARY OF A WEEK WITHOUT EVENING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

By Momtaz on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 17:09

DIARY OF A WEEK WITHOUT EVENING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

By Momtaz on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 17:09

BY TRISH SYKES AT TARALOKA

So, here we are, Wednesday June 8th 2016, and the first day of Taraloka’s ‘Week without Internet between 6pm and 8.30am’ which we are undertaking as part of our BAM activities.

I was asked to write a diary of my experiences as I seemed to be one of two or three community members who - erm - shall I say didn’t ‘relish’ the prospect of no evening internet - the other two...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sunday Sangha - 19th May at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 01:07

Sunday Sangha - 19th May at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 01:07

5:30 - 9:00pm

An evening on the theme of Buddhist Action Month led by Frankie. There will be the showing of the documentary film, Planetary, followed by a discussion.

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species”.

We will start with soup which will be provided, but please bring some vegetarian food to accompany and share.

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...

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