How do we relate to the Buddha? Sangharakshita has emphasised the importance of connecting with him as a historical figure. Through personal example and stories Dharmashalin asks the question, do we even see the Buddha as a kind old man? Maybe that would be a good start…
Vacancy at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre: Centre Manager
An opportunity to work in team-based right livelihood in Birmingham!
Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 7 June: Interviews: Week commencing 17 June
We’re looking for a flexible, energetic and effective organiser with a welcoming approach and good communication skills to join the Centre Team and, in particular, to take responsibility for the day-to-day administration of our thriving Buddhist Centre. So you’ll also need to be attentive to detail and competent in the usual kinds...
The centrepiece will be the museum’s longstanding star, the Sultanganj Buddha, discovered by workers building a railway in India in 1862, but as Samacitta found, the museum’s collection features one or two more Buddhist surprises. She’s Chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre.
Dana, or generosity, is top of several traditional Buddhist lists of fine ethical qualities to be cultivated. For any Triratna Centre, there’s a big decision: charge for classes or retreats and run the risk that some people will be put off booking, or run a “Dana economy” – relying entirely on donations - and risk a financial shortfall?
Samachitta is Chair of Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK). She writes: “All Buddhist classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been free since 2009.
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.
Birmingham Buddhist Action Month continues with a day retreat on Sunday 7th June. The day is Called Big Picture Dharma: The Wealth Gap and Estonia based Order member Vaddhaka is leading events based on his new book The Buddha on Wall Street: Whats Wrong with Capitalism and What we Can Do About it?