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Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

On the BAM Space, Mokshini writes: “The theme for BAM 2018 is Transforming Self, Transforming World.

As always, the theme for BAM is inspired by contemporary issues, and this year’s emphasis invites us to stop and look at the big picture: 

It is becoming evident that our society urgently needs a new story, a new myth to live by. As an example. George Monbiot puts it very well in this recent short interview where he outlines the need for a psycho-spiritual approach that is thoroughly meaningful and that...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

Posted by Sarah Boak to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

Posted by Sarah Boak to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield would like to recruit two people to help run the Buddhafield Café and to be involved with other aspects of the Buddhafield project.

Our ideal candidates would be inspired by the vegan ideal, want to join a community and work within a team based right livelihood business as a context for their Buddhist practice. What we do will be especially attractive to those who have a taste for adventure.

We especially want to increase the representation of women in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Green Earth Awakening

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

Green Earth Awakening

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

In the latest NewsByte, Clear Vision looks back at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening festival, held 20th-24th September this year, when Buddhists of several traditions came together with non-Buddhists and activists and campaigners for a few days’ camping in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, UK.

As Buddhafield say on their website, “The Green Earth Awakening is a convergence of engaged Buddhism, community living, land skills, and creative responses [leading] towards social resilience.”

Go next year? Read about Green Earth Awakening 2018...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Green Earth Awakening - NewsByte

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 12:53

Green Earth Awakening - NewsByte

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 12:53

Green Earth Awakening is a Buddhafield project which seeks to draw out the more ‘Engaged Buddhism’ element of the festival, where Buddhists, non Buddhists and activists and campaigners in various areas come together for a few days camping in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, UK.

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Dead or Alive? Animism - An Ancient Story for Modern Times

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:24

Dead or Alive? Animism - An Ancient Story for Modern Times

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:24

Ratnadeva gives a talk on exploring the myth of animism in order to come into relationship with an alive and vibrant earth. Given at Green Earth Awakening, September 2017.

Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

advance notice to those in UK! Green Earth Awakening Sept 2018

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Sat, 30 Sep, 2017 - 10:37

advance notice to those in UK! Green Earth Awakening Sept 2018

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Sat, 30 Sep, 2017 - 10:37

I have just recently come back from Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening and am flagging it up for the UK people amongst us,  with a suggestion to put it in your diary for 2018! 

I had SUCH a good time and thought it was such an excellent event - weaving Buddhafield magic, being outdoors in nature, coming together on the themes of nature, environment, social justice, Buddhist practice and what that all means for us, and a real sense of the...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Paganism and the Dharma

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 - 12:24

Paganism and the Dharma

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 - 12:24

This fabulously interesting workshop aims to explore the common ground between paganism and the Dharma. Ratnadeva writes - 

“We will look at extracts from Bhante’s writings, in which he describes possible benefits for Western Buddhism of engaging with paganism. More specifically we will look at animism as a common mythical context. I will describe how I have been exploring these complementarities within the context of team-based-right-livlihood with Buddhafield. There will be time for a (hopefully!) open-minded and open-hearted discussion, during which we...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

One of my personal highlights of past International Gatherings is the daily dharma drama; the time of storytelling and enactment by children and adults alike in the evening before the puja: All are welcome to take part!

This year we are again lucky enough to have the multi-talented musician and children’s play worker Liz Armour at the International gathering. Everyone is invited,   young and old alike, to take part in the afternoon dharma drama session. We’ll first listen to...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Mindful Communication with Jayaraja

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:33

Mindful Communication with Jayaraja

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:33

Jayaraja, chair of Buddhafield, is offering an experiential workshop on this year’s International Gathering. It will be about sharing communication skills, on how to speak from the heart, with honesty and with compassion. How to listen and understand the inner world of another to build connection and trust. He will be drawing from the work of Marshall Rosenberg, (NVC), Dan Siegel (Interpersonal Neurobiology), and the Buddha’s teaching on skilful speech.
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Buddhafield
Buddhafield

The Buddhafield season is upon us!

Posted by Sarah Boak to Buddhafield on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 15:42

The Buddhafield season is upon us!

Posted by Sarah Boak to Buddhafield on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 15:42

The Buddhafield season begins in April, and the spring weather is drawing us closer to nature and to the land, calling us to a deeper experience of ourselves and others, supported by the earth. 

Highlights of the season include our Total Immersion Retreat - a silent meditation retreat led by experienced meditators Kamalashila and Vajradevi, on our beautiful Broadhembury land in Devon. Beginning on 6th May, the retreat runs for a...

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