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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

BAM Talk - Dr. Ambedkar & the Dhamma Revolution in the West

Posted by Vajrashura to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 21:37

Dr. Ambedkar was a great social reformer in India who converted to Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in order to help them escape the crushing oppression of caste.

Given as part of Buddhist Action Month in 2018, in this talk Jnanadhara explores the life and legacy of Dr. Ambedkar, and especially what Buddhists in the West can learn from the peaceful revolution that Dr. Ambedkar instigated in India.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 15th June 2018....

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhists and Friends

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Vegan Buddhists and Friends on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Vegan Buddhists and Friends on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Here’s some interesting reflections on the ethics of veganism by Dhivan:

“A recent article in the Guardian (that I read via a post about Buddhist Action Month) shares some new research about the environmental effects of meat and dairy farming compared to growing cereals and plants. The results are stark; “even the very lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing”. In short, growing peas has a...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhists and Friends

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

Posted by Sadayasihi to Vegan Buddhists and Friends on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

Posted by Sadayasihi to Vegan Buddhists and Friends on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Triratna Sanghas all over the world have been planning activities as part of this festival of Buddhist social action. Beginning in 2012 as a day, this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations

This year we have an invitation to explore two particular angles of ‘transforming self, transforming world’:

transforming self: looking at the effect of digital technology on the well-being of us as individuals and on society
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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Benefit the world by doing a Karuna Appeal for Buddhist Action Month

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

Benefit the world by doing a Karuna Appeal for Buddhist Action Month

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

“After this I feel I can do anything in the whole world” - Vicki from Sheffield at the end of her 2018 spring Karuna appeal.  Karuna Appeals provide participants with an opportunity to connect with others and themselves, all while giving something back to the world. 

Are you interested in going beyond who you think you are? To benefit the world during Buddhist Action Month (BAM)?  There are 2 spaces available in the next women’s appeal, from 2 June...

Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism

Posted by Yogaratna to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 06:47

I’ve written a very brief introduction to neoliberal ideas and some of the ways they affect the current global political and ecological situation.  It explores many ways Buddhism and Buddhists are already presenting profound challenges to the neoliberal story - and celebrates this range of responses.  There’s a great deal of excellent work already going on - and a better world is certainly possible.  From meditating in the natural world to rewilding to non-violent direct action for older people (to...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

BAM 2018: Focusing on Digital Technology and a Positive Collective Narrative

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

BAM 2018: Focusing on Digital Technology and a Positive Collective Narrative

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

Mokshini writes on the BAM space: “Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is an opportunity to reflect on our values, and to take the time to think about and adjust a habit that we know has an adverse affect on ourselves and on the planet. Typical BAM activities over the last few years have included litter picks, beach cleans, a month of going vegan, or mindful time spent in nature - there are more ideas in the BAM Handbook

This...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna are looking for volunteers to join them for their telephone appeal, based in the Karuna office in North London as part of this year’s Buddhist Action Month.

Karuna works to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. By providing tools, skills and support to grassroots organisations, Karuna can create community champions and build local networks. These networks then spread, benefiting even more people and sustaining the cycle of transformation. You can watch the short...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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...

Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

June is Buddhist Action Month! BAM 2018

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 16:45

June is Buddhist Action Month! BAM 2018

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 16:45

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 may...

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