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Beyond BAM 2018

By Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

Beyond BAM 2018

By Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

BAM 2018 witnessed a variety of initiatives to make the world a better place. Let’s rejoice in our individual and collective capacities to transform and to change the world. Sadhu!!! 

What about Beyond BAM? Transformation of self and world cannot be limited to the month of June alone! 

One tangible way we can maintain our ethical vigilance has been made possible by our friends at Ethical Consumer, who were so inspired by Buddhist Action Month that they have offered to extend the special BAM offer beyond June. Simply type...

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...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

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

By Vajrashura 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

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi 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

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi 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?

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

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

By Sadayasihi 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

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

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

By Sadayasihi 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...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Twentieth Century Bodhisattva

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 14:22

This Dharmabyte podcast is brought to you by Dayajoti. ‘Twentieth Century Bodhisattva’ is an excerpt from the Introduction to Buddhist Action Month 2016 in Bristol, England.

Dayajoti focuses on three aspects of transforming the world: direct action; creating alternatives; and a shift in consciousness. 

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism

By Yogaratna 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

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

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

By Sadayasihi 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

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