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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Metta for the oceans, supermarkets and shoppers! John West unsustainable fishing protest

By Momtaz on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 17:56

Metta for the oceans, supermarkets and shoppers! John West unsustainable fishing protest

By Momtaz on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 17:56

Metta for the oceans, supermarkets and shoppers! John West unsustainable fishing protest at Sainsbury’s

Text: Maitrisiddhi

Photos: Lisa Lens

It was a hot muggy Tuesday 7th of June.  At a quarter to five, we were crowded round the table in the dark Taraloka community kitchen.  You’d’ve thought we were preparing a bank heist.  A pencilled sketch map of the front of Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitchurch was spread out in front of us.  I’d cased the joint the night before.

‘So we’ll put ourselves there – next to the...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Starting with a BAM

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 10:21

Starting with a BAM

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 10:21

We in the Cambridge Sangha have been enjoying a few BAM events already, including a movie launch night (Home), a Sangha Art display coupled with a cafe offering vegan cakes and soyaccinos, and a talk on ‘Abundance, Simplicity and Sharing’ by the inspiring Vessantara. People have come with lots of enthusiasm and ideas, leading to upcoming events like ‘making your own gifts’ (this Sunday), working on a cropshare farm and a clothes swap. In addition, over thirty people have made pledges in June from going vegan to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

21st-Century Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Action Month 2016 begins!

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 12:04

21st-Century Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Action Month 2016 begins!

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 12:04

It’s the first day of June, which means it’s Buddhist Action Month 2016!

BAM is an annual festival of Buddhist-inspired socially benficial activity. Under the ’21st-Century Bodhisattva’ theme, over the last few weeks, Triratna sanghas in Istanbul, Dublin, Australia, Essen (Germany), New Zealand and New Hampshire (USA), as well as all over Britain, have been posting news of their plans on the dedicated BAM space here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Have a look!

Planned events relate to topics including peace activism, environmental sustainability, capitalism, compassion and...

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
  • ...
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) 2016

By Christine on Thu, 12 May, 2016 - 12:46

Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) 2016

By Christine on Thu, 12 May, 2016 - 12:46

In the lead up to June, I’m ruminating on some of the new green precepts I might take on. Please let us know what you are thinking about, too!

Currently, I find reflection to be meaningful in this context, because it adds weight and meaning to what I may choose to undertake.  Failure is always disheartening, but this can be avoided through advance thought. Since preparation is crucial to the success and quality of any undertaking (including meditation, sports, gardening, etc.), in the case...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme is growing and growing, and it’s burst out of Britain! The Dutch sanghas in Amsterdam and at Metta Vihara Retreat Centre are among 10 centres certified so far, with two more pending. (See list below.)

Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK, is the latest of these centres, where Kamalamani is the centre’s Sustainability Co-ordinator. She writes: “Triratna’s Sustainable Centre scheme is another way of reminding ourselves at home and in our public centres that...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

+Follow Compassion in Action to stay in touch all year round

By Munisha on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 15:18

+Follow Compassion in Action to stay in touch all year round

By Munisha on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 15:18

Dear BAM-ers,

Have you registered for the Compassion in Action page on The Buddhist Centre Online? This is the all-year-round space for people interested in the kinds of things we focussed on in Buddhist Action Month. 

+Follow Compassion in Action.

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

"Why we need the New Society"

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 16:47

"Why we need the New Society"

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 16:47

Sthirajyoti kicks off Manchester’s BAM season with this talk on what the New Society is and why we need it.

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Here’s a final update for BAM from Triratna’s two Karuna Appeal teams .  For the whole month of June the eight of us have been out on the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh knocking on people’s doors inviting them to become regular contributors to Karuna’s work with Dalit communities in India. Between us we’ve recruited over 100 new supporters and an amazing £...

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