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Last few days to go of BAM 2017!

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 18:29

Last few days to go of BAM 2017!

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 18:29

There have been so many events on at our Triratna Buddhist Centres and Groups, and in other Buddhist traditions too - it has been most inspiring to read about the many different ways we have engaged, discussed and shared about some of the particular ethical issues  and dilemmas that face us in the 21st century. 

There are still some days to go - if you haven’t got round to writing about an action that took place at your Centre/Group, or want to...

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BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

Buddhist Action Month is also happening at the Sydney Buddhist Centre where there is an ongoing impressive engagement with environmental concerns and climate change matters  - part of their practice is helping to #StopAdani - the Australian government’s support for a coal mine at the expense of funding renewables. 

Read more about it here - sadhu!! 


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week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

I intended to start this blog by saying I believe you only have to do something THREE times before it becomes a habit - but then I decided to check up on my views and googled it, and rather depressingly, it seems to be at least 21 or 28 or even 66 days to really change a habit - oh dear! 

But, in any case, I have now been to Exeter farmer’s market THREE times, and I would like to think that...

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'The Great Get Together' in Exeter

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 07:53

'The Great Get Together' in Exeter

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 07:53

Over the weekend of 16-18 June over a 100,000 events took place all over the UK in the name of ‘The Great Get Together’ - to mark the anniversary of the murder of Labour member of parliament Jo Cox who was known as a defender of immigration and killed for her beliefs. This quote from her first speech to Parliament summed up what the Great Get Together was about 

We are far more united and have far more in common that what divides us

 As part...

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BAM questionnaire

By mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 07:45

BAM questionnaire

By mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 07:45

The Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) in the UK has commissioned a research and design project in order to support those engaging in BAM and to help the idea to flourish. Part of that project is a questionnaire - here is the link: 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Buddhist_Action_Month

Your participation would be greatly appreciated - thank you! ...

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Wellington Buddhist Centre - Owhiro Bay Beach Clean Up

By saradarshini on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 02:35

Wellington Buddhist Centre - Owhiro Bay Beach Clean Up

By saradarshini on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 02:35

Do Your Bit for BAM - Owhiro Bay Beach Clean Up

Owhiro Bay is part of the South Coast Marine Reserve (Taputeranga) – but being a marine reserve seems to mean little to the pieces of plastic, old bottles, old cans and general flotsam that continue to wash up on the shore and tidal pools. Nature needs more from us than the benign but distant good will of labelling a piece of coast line as a marine reserve

We will assemble at 108 Owhiro...

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BAM at Taraloka

By mokshini on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 06:52

BAM at Taraloka

By mokshini on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 06:52

Reposting a blog from Momtaz at Taraloka for BAM

A couple of weeks ago, we had a great BAM preparation community night where Maitrisiddhi talked about the trends of Engagement and Withdrawal as personified by Green Tara.  Then we did some writing reflection and came up with 5 personal pledges each to do during June.  These were to include both withdrawal and engagement pledges.

Here are a few examples of our pledges:

Kathy, Maitridevi and I are going strictly vegan for the month.   I have also decided...

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BAM in Warwick - making pledges

By Anne W on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 20:46

BAM in Warwick - making pledges

By Anne W on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 20:46

We made individual pledges and pinned them up on the wall of the hall where we meet, so there they are in public for all to see!

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BAM at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 22:20

BAM at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 22:20

We launched BAM on May 30th with a talk on the precepts and a discussion on how we might extend the practice of them bearing in mind “beings living far away and beings yet to be born”.

After a practice of the Metta Bhavana our individual intentions for June were offered and are displayed at the Centre.

As a Sangha, we are moving towards Zero – Waste trying to put into practice the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Recycle. With no landfill...

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BAM beyond Triratna

By mokshini on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 10:50

BAM beyond Triratna

By mokshini on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 10:50

Buddhist Action Month started as a project of the Network Of Buddhist Organisations UK five years ago, and there are several other Buddhist traditions and sanghas organising events and taking part:

Here is their facebook page  BAM! Buddhist Action Month 2017 if you want to check out what other Buddhist Groups are doing! ...

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