Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser lists some sources of inspiration for refreshing your relationship with money. First, some talks:
Vaddhaka’s barnstorming talk on Going Beyond Capitalism - A Buddhist Perspective (61 minutes). On video or audio.
Sangharakshita on Buddhist Economics (Audio, 76 minutes) This lecture lays down the principles underlying the creation and use of wealth, and explores the principles of generosity and right livelihood as signified by the Goddess Sri’s promise to give everything...
Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with further ideas for looking at your relationship to money.
“The third Buddhist precept is ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment I purify my body.’ So:
Meditate every day for the rest of June to gain the stillness and clarity to know what matters to you. Committing to a regular slot, eg 20 minutes first thing each morning, helps to actually do this. Try this led meditation.
Sit comfortably and do nothing more than watch the birds or clouds, or drink a
We haven’t said very much so far about Triratna’s second theme for Buddhist Action Month: Awakening your money sense. Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with some ideas for getting real about your money, including a short questionnaire.
“Why not use Buddhist Action Month to finally get real about money - both objectively (how much you really have and need), and subjectively (your underlying attitudes and beliefs about money)?
You may find, as many people do, that your relationship to money mirrors your...
Thinking about commissioning a bronze rupa? If so, you might want to consider the social and environmental impact of bronze against alternative materials. The attached factsheet was compiled by a former NGO activist on environmental and human rights issues, and member of the Croydon sangha, Karen Luyckx.
We are all familiar with the notion of climate change. But how much do you really know about our collective impact on the planet and your personal carbon footprint? Pit your wit against the Earth Metta Quiz compiled by members of the Croydon sangha. Answers to be revealed at the end of the month. In Croydon we’re making this into a quiz with opportunities to win eco-products for winning entries.
For the month of June, the public classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been focusing on the themes from BAM. Last night 16th June, Maitrisara presented a slide show on the Centre’s Carers Project, now in its 11th year. Through this project, unpaid carers of family members learn methods to take care better care of their physical and emotional health. Over the life of the project so far, day workshops and overnight breaks have been available to 600...
Birmingham Buddhist Centre has found an alternative to metal staples for paperwork. A “stapleless stapler” We found this gadget which folds the paper round on itself to secure one piece of paper to another. Amazing.