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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.’

Listen...

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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

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...

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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...

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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Triratna News

Bristol exhibit Five-Buddha Mandala paintings

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 - 06:26

Bristol exhibit Five-Buddha Mandala paintings

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 - 06:26Clare writes from Triratna’s Bristol Buddhist Centre with news of a remarkable exhibition of Buddhist paintings - the culmination of their autumn series on the ‘Five-Buddha Mandala’. She says - “We just hosted the last of our series of talks on the Five-Buddha Mandala. During the evening, Kumuda, a local Order Member and artist gave a talk about his two series of paintings of the Five-Buddha Mandala, discussing both the ‘male’ and ‘female’ Buddha images he has painted,...
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Bristol Women’s Community needs new members

By lokabandhu on Tue, 21 Aug, 2012 - 10:25

Bristol Women’s Community needs new members

By lokabandhu on Tue, 21 Aug, 2012 - 10:25Bristol Women’s Community needs new members!
From October 2012

• Are you a female Triratna mitra?
• Have you been thinking that you’d like to explore community living?
• Do you live in Bristol? Or maybe you are considering relocating?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Who are we? Kate and Dayajoti

If you are interested, please contact Kate:
07870 671 045 or kate.german [at] yahoo.co.uk

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