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John’s Tips for Greenspace Climate Action

By gunabhadri on Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 18:51

John Marder, One of the committee members of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK produced a document on Greenspace Climate Action for Buddhist Action Month 2019. The introduction reads:

“In February this year, Buddhists from a number of different groups and traditions, gathered to discuss right actions that could be taken in response to the climate problem. Greenspace projects featured strongly amongst the ideas that were shared, prompting NBO to develop this guidance.  Its intention is to provide basic...

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Invitation to Faith Events prior to Mass Lobby of UK Parliament in June

By gunabhadri on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 19:57

Invitation to Faith Events prior to Mass Lobby of UK Parliament in June

By gunabhadri on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 19:57

Vishvapani writes:

“On 26th June the Climate Coalition is organising a mass lobby of parliament, which is preceded by Faith events. I have been asked to speak representing Buddhism and I am passing this on in the hope that many people in Triratna will join me for the events, speeches, march and lobby. 

The information is as follows:

We are hoping to hold workshops at St Martin in the Fields Church from 9.30-11.30am, including one led by Jamie Cresswell from the Network of Buddhist Organisations on...

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Buddhist Action Month Handbook 2019

By gunabhadri on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 16:27

The BAM Handbook 2019 is now available.

Kaspalita Thompson from the NBO (Network of Buddhist Organisations) writes:

The handbook explains the theme: Climate Action - Personal Action. It suggests Buddhist ways of engaging with the theme and thinking about climate change, including avoiding polarisation. There are suggestions of personal and group actions, and other groups that you can join with.

You can download it here: BAM 2019 Handbook

Or as an attachment below....

File NameSize
2019-bam-handbook.pdf2.03 MB
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Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 - 19:38

Buddhist Action Month: (BAM!) is an annual festival of Buddhist social action. It started in Britain in 2012 and has since spread out across Europe and beyond. Social action is one of the manifestations of METTA, the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, which is embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practising this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

The Essence of BAM: is to encourage individual...

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Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Wed, 13 Feb, 2019 - 11:22

Buddhist Action Month 2019

By gunabhadri on Wed, 13 Feb, 2019 - 11:22

In the month of June there will be an opportunity again to engage with Buddhist Action Month via this space. Running ahead and in preparation the following initiatives are worth noting:

  • UK Buddhist Climate Action Training day
    Taking place in Brixton, South London on 23rd February. It is run by Religions for Peace, GreenFaith, and the Faith for the Climate Network, with the support of the Network of Buddhist Organizations UK, who have taken climate action as the theme for Buddhist Action Month 2019. More details can
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Buddhist Action Month 2019

By Development Team on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 12:38

Buddhist Action Month: (BAM!) is an annual festival of Buddhist social action. It started in Britain in 2012 and has since spread out across Europe and beyond. Social action is one of the manifestations of METTA, the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, which is embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practising this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

The Essence of BAM: is to encourage individual...

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plastic-free supermarkets

By mokshini on Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 - 09:52

plastic-free supermarkets

By mokshini on Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 - 09:52

Dear friends, 
I’ve just signed a petition calling on UK supermarkets to go plastic-free, and it would mean a lot to me if you’d add your name too! 

From turtles entangled in six pack rings to whales with stomachs full of plastic bags, the effects of plastic pollution can be devastating. 

UK supermarket Iceland has announced its own-brand packaging is going plastic-free. 

By ditching plastic packaging, supermarkets have the power to...

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Metta for Merida - reminder!

By mokshini on Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 - 07:01

Metta for Merida - reminder!

By mokshini on Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 - 07:01

A little reminder that metta for Merida is still needed in bucket loads - if you haven’t done so already,  do consider following  the Metta for Merida page;  and suggest at your Buddhist Centre or Triratna Group that a metta bhavana meditation is dedicated to the sangha and all the population in Merida. And then do let the sangha in Merida know! Thank you. ...

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Ecosattva Training Course

By mokshini on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 08:55

Ecosattva Training Course

By mokshini on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 08:55

To all budding ecosattvas! 

You may be aware of this already but the latest Ecosattva Course starts on October 1st 2017 - I took part the first time it happened and got a lot out of it. It runs over about 8 weeks from Sunday 1 October to November 19th and you can find out more on this One Earth Sangha page

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Metta for Merida

By mokshini on Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Metta for Merida

By mokshini on Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Dear friends, Vajranatha, and the Triratna Sangha in Venezuela, needs our help! 

At the recent European chairs meeting Vajrnatha, the only order member in Venezuela, spoke movingly about the situation in Venezuela, and Merida, where he lives. 

In the video he says  ”I really need help…. what’s happening in Venezuela is a humanitarian crisis. I would like Triratna to be able to respond to this crisis.”

Please watch this video and share it with your sangha friends. What can we do to help the situation? Can...