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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Wheels of Life Bicycle Repair Workshop in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 14:25

Wheels of Life Bicycle Repair Workshop in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 14:25

On Saturday 6th June, bicycle enthusiast and wheel-builder, Donal MacErlaine, hosted a bicycle repair workshop in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, which was followed by a cycle around the park and a picnic in Farmleigh.  You can see a selection of photos from the day here.

Donal shares some of his reflections on how cycling fits into the Dharmic life:-

Cycling is the most efficient and ecological form of transport known to us.  It has qualities of being sustainable and social, and...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM Events in Southampton (UK)

By Sarah Boak on Tue, 9 Jun, 2015 - 13:23

BAM Events in Southampton (UK)

By Sarah Boak on Tue, 9 Jun, 2015 - 13:23

In Southampton, we are hosting a range of events to celebrate Buddhist Action Month, drawing on themes of caring for others, sustainability and awakening our money sense. All are welcome!

Thurs 11th June 7.30pm: BAM talks at Sangha Evening - Leading a Simple Life
(The Grove Natural Therapy Centre, 22 Grosvenor Road, Southampton)

Mon 15th June 7.30pm:  BAM Study Group: ‘Altruism, Actually: Getting out and doing it’
Screening of Mokshini’s talk, followed by discussion (Venue tbc - email...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

'Big Picture Dharma' - a day retreat at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Lucinda on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 22:55

'Big Picture Dharma' - a day retreat at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Lucinda on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 22:55

Birmingham Buddhist Action Month continues with a day retreat on Sunday 7th June. The day is Called Big Picture Dharma: The Wealth Gap and Estonia based Order member Vaddhaka is leading events based on his new book The Buddha on Wall Street: Whats Wrong with Capitalism and What we Can Do About it?

http://thebuddhaonwallstreet.com/

Here is the timetable for the day. Its suitable for anyone who knows the two meditation practices Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana. No charge, donations welcome. Bring...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

The Young Buddhists’ Group are organising several events in and around the Ipswich Buddhist Centre this June, and would love you to join them!  All money raised will be going towards the Karuna Trust charity - http://karuna.org

Friday, 5th June - Curry & Quiz Night - 7.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre

This is an open invitation to all - if you would like to join in with the quiz please let Jemma know by emailing jemmagates26 [at] hotmail.co.uk...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Donations flood in for Nepal

By Munisha on Sat, 2 May, 2015 - 17:05

Donations flood in for Nepal

By Munisha on Sat, 2 May, 2015 - 17:05

Donations to Green Tara Trust in Nepal are now well over GBP13,000 - not including the GBP5,000 donated by Karuna Trust. 

It’s not too late to give. Make a Buddha Day donation!

While Nepal’s government reports today that almost none of the aid pledged by foreign governments has arrived yet, it’s good to hear from Green Tara Trust that your money is already there and working.

Local worker Ram writes “First funds from donations are coming through, that will be used mainly for...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Street Meditation in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 23:09

Street Meditation in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 23:09

Inspired by the principles behind BAM and a growing sense that our Buddhist practice has the potential to transform the world around us, the sustainability group linked to the Dublin Buddhist Centre (known as ‘Green Dharma Dublin’) decided to participate in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.  This annual event is organised by the International Peace Bureau and takes place in mid April with the aim of raising awareness about the obscene amounts of money spent on the military each year ($1.8...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Who runs BAM?

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 16:38

Who runs BAM?

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 16:38

You do!

But, more helpfully…

BAM is an initiative of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO), who have asked a small team of young Buddhists to provide central information online via the NBO website and a central BAM Facebook page. 

But the great thing about BAM is that it’s largely self-organising, and any Buddhist tradition can get involved, using whatever approach fits the emphases and ethos of that particular tradition.

Around Triratna Centres in the ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month 2015: coming soon

By Munisha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 00:34

Buddhist Action Month 2015: coming soon

By Munisha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 00:34

June is Buddhist Action Month in the UK - and, increasingly, beyond. Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is a festival of Buddhist social action of many kinds. 

Many Triratna sanghas enaged enthusiastically with BAM last year, and are gearing up for another inspiring month this year.

To read all about Triratna’s BAM activities, sign up for regular updates and see how to get involved, +follow the BAM space on The Buddhist Centre Online....

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK Buddhist projects win awards for service to society

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 00:57

UK Buddhist projects win awards for service to society

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 00:57Congratulations to the Manchester Buddhist Centre’s Engaged Buddhist Kula, awarded a Together in Service Award on 19th November for service to society, along with the UK’s Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group (BCHG).

Watch a video (4.5 mins) about the Engaged Buddhist Kula, part of Clear Vision’s recent video news round up, NewsByte 2.

Over the last two years, amongst other things – some as part of ...

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