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The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

In December the Bristol Buddhist Centre hosted a practice morning on the theme ‘The Three Jewels Meet the Climate Emergency’. The event offered a space for the Sangha to come together to explore thoughts and feelings around the climate emergency, how Dharma practice helps with facing the reality of the situation, and what ‘taking action’ might look like in this context. This was followed by an action outside Barclays bank in the afternoon with meditation, leafletting and singing ‘climate carols.’

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Art of Ritual and Descent

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Bhadra introduces the archetypal magician, Padmasambhava, in a talk called The Art of Ritual and Descent, given at a day for men in Bristol, UK. He uses episodes from the magician’s life to illustrate how engaging the imagination through ritual and being willing to make the journey of descent are key elements of a fruitful practice.

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Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Triratna50 in Bristol

By jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:28

Triratna50 in Bristol

By jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:28

A day for the south-west region to celebrate our sangha in Bristol and worldwide.

Programme

10.00 doors open

10.30 Welcome & Dedication Ceremony & Triratna Metta Bhavana led by Jvalamalini

11.40 Tea

12.00 Four Gifts – short personal talks from Abhayamaitri, Satyalila, Bhadra and Ananda:

I come to you with four gifts. The first gift is a lotus-flower. Do you understand?
My second gift is a golden net. Can you recognize it?
My third gift is a shepherds’ round-dance.
Do your feet know how to dance?
My fourth gift

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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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhists march for climate action

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 16:53

Buddhists march for climate action

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 16:53

As the COP21 climate change talks begin in Paris, Buddhists of many traditions have been taking part in climate change marches all over the world.

Meanwhile, the Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective’s statement to world leaders is being signed online by ever-increasing numbers of Buddhist leaders worldwide, including Sangharakshita and a number of other senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. The Network of Buddhist Organisations UK has also issued a statement, signed by the members of...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Nourish the Sangha, Change Lives, Influence the World

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 13:21

Nourish the Sangha, Change Lives, Influence the World

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 13:21

Would you give £50 a month?

Bristol Buddhist Centre runs on generosity.

In 2015 we stopped making charges for classes, courses, and Sangha activities, and invited all of us to keep them happening by giving money and energy.

We responded generously – our regular monthly donations have almost doubled.  Thank you to everyone who has given, on behalf of everyone who has been through our doors this year to contact the Buddha-Dharma as expressed in our Sangha!

And there’s further...

Bristol Urban Retreat 2015

Starts tomorrow!

By jvalamalini on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 13:36

Starts tomorrow!

By jvalamalini on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 13:36

We’re almost ready for the retreat - look forward to seeing you tomorrow from 9.30m for a prompt start at 10am.

Please bring veggie or vegan lunch to share.

If you’ve registered for the day by joining this group, thanks!  If not - please do - so far our posts have been ‘public’ and visible to all; during the week they’ll just be visible to those on the retreat and in this group.

And also follow the international online retreat here.

If you don’t want...

Bristol Urban Retreat 2015

Bristol Urban Retreat programme

By jvalamalini on Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 - 09:27

Programme of events at Bristol Buddhist Centre for the urban retreat week

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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

See what Bristol Buddhist Centre has in store for BAM

By Munisha on Thu, 14 May, 2015 - 14:31

See what Bristol Buddhist Centre has in store for BAM

By Munisha on Thu, 14 May, 2015 - 14:31

Visit the Bristol Buddhist Centre’s website to see what Triratna Bristolians are planning for June: film, vegan feast day, an introduction to Dr Ambedkar, metta and letter writing for prisoners of conscience, etc.

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