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Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

It’s just gorgeous - the candlelit evenings in the rainbow tent with friends gathering, onion bhajis, chai and music”.

The Buddhafield East Café sells tea, vegan cakes and onion bhajis to raise money for Buddhist projects. The people working in the café get a ticket into the Buddhafield Festival, and they form a team-based right livelihood for a week - meditating, tuning in with each other each day and having fun together as they work. This Newsbyte...

Triratna News
Triratna News

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

This year the BBC visited Triratna’s UK Buddhafield Festival to make an extremely positive five-minute report for their Sunday Morning Live programme, including an interview with Lokabandhu.

Watch the report on the BBC iPlayer
(Sorry this is only accessible to viewers in the UK)

The report starts at 34:27 minutes.

+ Follow Buddhafield on The Buddhist Centre Online...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

What...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

By Sadayasihi 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

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

By Sarah Boak 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

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

Green Earth Awakening

By Munisha 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

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 12:53

Green Earth Awakening - NewsByte

By Amaradaya@Clear... 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

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:24

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

By Amaradaya@Clear... 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
Buddhist Action

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

By mokshini on Sat, 30 Sep, 2017 - 10:37

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

By mokshini 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 The World Needs Now

Paganism and the Dharma

By mokshini on Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 - 12:24

Paganism and the Dharma

By mokshini 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...

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