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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM in Edinburgh: fundraising for India

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 22:13

BAM in Edinburgh: fundraising for India

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 22:13

BAM’s happening in Edinburgh - we’re raising funds for social and Dhamma work in India and Nepal.  Four of us are here for the whole month, by going out every night knocking on people’s doors and inviting them to support Triratna’s Karuna Trust we hope to raise around £80,000 between us!  That will come in over the next few years from...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money: this week's European tour

By Munisha on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 17:19

Awakening money: this week's European tour

By Munisha on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 17:19

Amalavajra is a former bond dealer in the City of London, now working for Triratna and touring European Triratna Centres for Buddhist Action Month, speaking in relation to BAM’s second theme of money awareness. (Dates below.)

He has fundraised for Triratna projects, especially Karuna, since 1999 and now lives at Adhisthana. As the fundraiser on the Development Team employed by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, his aim is to help create a culture of greater confidence, abundance and generosity in relation to money.

He writes: “To...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

A Challenge to Buddhists

By Maitrisara on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 20:59

A Challenge to Buddhists

By Maitrisara on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 20:59

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote in an article called ‘A Challenge to Buddhists’ from Buddhadharma magazine (Fall 2007 issue):

‘I know we engage in lofty meditations on kindness and compassion and espouse beautiful ideas of love and peace. But note that we pursue them largely as inward, subjective experiences, geared towards personal transformation. Too seldom does this type of compassion roll up its sleeves and step into the field. Too rarely does it translate into pragmatic programs of effective action realistically designed to...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

By vidyakaya on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

By vidyakaya on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

A day at the Brighton Buddhist Centre to look at the Earth Metta Practice in more depth. 

How can we relate it to the Six Realms of the Wheel of Life?

How do we practice Metta towards those living in Hell Realms where all they know is suffering – or towards those who live in a realm where all they can understand is Power?

And how do we become Bodhisattvas?  How do we go about practicing the Perfections of Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Energy, Concentration and Wisdom?

Led by Vidyakaya...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

The World on Fire: Buddhism in the modern world

By Nandavajra on Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 09:35

The World on Fire: Buddhism in the modern world

By Nandavajra on Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 09:35

6pm Friday 26 June - 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2015 at Adhisthana

The Buddha said the world was “on fire” – burning with greed, hatred, and delusion. What have today’s Buddhists got to say about the state of the modern world, or about the contribution Buddhism can make to improving it? Vaddhaka (whose book on Buddhism and Capitalism - The Buddha On Wall Street - has just been published) will present and compare the ideas of some contemporary Buddhist thinkers,...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

The Young Buddhists’ Group are organising several events in and around the Ipswich Buddhist Centre this June, and would love you to join them!  All money raised will be going towards the Karuna Trust charity - http://karuna.org

Friday, 5th June - Curry & Quiz Night - 7.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre

This is an open invitation to all - if you would like to join in with the quiz please let Jemma know by emailing jemmagates26 [at] hotmail.co.uk...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Buddhist Action Month 2015 in Bristol

By Kamalamani on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 12:44

Here in Bristol the sangha night theme through the late winter and spring has been ‘Building the Buddhaland’, setting the scene well for Buddhist Action Month in June. The flyer attached gives full details of the different events through the month, or there’s a quick overview below. Look forward to seeing you many of you at one or many of these events!

SANGHA NIGHT: THE BURNING HOUSE with Kamalamani, Tuesday 2nd June, 7.30pm

DO THE MATHFILM...

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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Eco-Sattva training rescheduled for September-November 2015

By Munisha on Thu, 14 May, 2015 - 12:44

Eco-Sattva training rescheduled for September-November 2015

By Munisha on Thu, 14 May, 2015 - 12:44

The “Eco-Sattva” online training mentioned in a previous post has been moved to 13th September - 15th November this year. Triratna’s Guhyapati is one of several teachers from different Buddhist traditions.

The organisers write: “We received a lot of feedback that the summer wasn’t great, that folks wanted more time to plan and gather their sanghas and we might be able to get in a few more great teachers.

Registered participants have been notified and most are choosing to just transfer their slot to the autumn....

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Eco-Sattva training: an online course for aspiring "EcoSattvas"

By Munisha on Tue, 28 Apr, 2015 - 14:17

Eco-Sattva training: an online course for aspiring "EcoSattvas"

By Munisha on Tue, 28 Apr, 2015 - 14:17

One Earth Sangha offers online “EcoSattva” training this summer, with Buddhist teachers of several traditions including Triratna’s Guhyapati (EcoDharma). They write:

“In the face of catastrophic climate change, we as a Buddhist/mindfulness community have the opportunity to creatively define for ourselves an appropriate response: a response that is wise, compassionate, transformative, resolute and equanimous. To realize this potential, the community needs leaders of all kinds at all levels. This is the path of the EcoSattva.

Building on a...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Sustainability - Awakening Money - Caring for Others: Your World Needs You!

By mokshini on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 21:40

Sustainability - Awakening Money - Caring for Others: Your World Needs You!

By mokshini on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 21:40

This year we have three broad areas for suggested actions for your Buddhist Centre or Sangha - but don’t let that limit you. Other suggestions welcome, of course! If you’d like to share them in this space, mokshini [at] ntlworld.com (get in touch)

Sustainability 
1. Get in touch with the trustees at your Buddhist Centre and talk about how your Centre can move towards becoming low–carbon sustainable community” and be part of Triratna’s...

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