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.
if you’d like to combine a BAM event with some interBuddhist friendship action then you might like to come to the dawn meditation in London’s Battersea Park organised by Zenways - they say everyone is most welcome (+ friends/family) and they’d love to see you.
21st June 7:30am: Silent meditation followed by a simple breakfast supplied by zenways and a chance to mix, laugh, mingle and share. Meet next to the Battersea Park Peace Pagoda. All welcome.
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...
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?
The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe. In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.
In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...
If you realise you haven’t been able to organise any Buddhist Action Month events at your Centre yet, and time’s running out and you don’t have much of it to begin with - then you there is always the option of getting involved with a local Great Get Together event; or run your own:
this could be something as simple as a Bring-and-Share picnic in a public setting that anyone can join; or invite your neighbours over for tea! The aim is just...
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 ...