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Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40Manchester’s Engaged Buddhist Kula is holding a Flashmob meditation (also known as a Medmob) in the city centre this Thursday.

More details here.
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Radical ethics at Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 18:01

Radical ethics at Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 18:01Buddhist Action Month kicked off in Manchester with last Sunday’s Radical Ethics event at the Manchester Buddhist Centre. Amitasuri was there and reports:

“Seventeen of us, aged from 20s to 60s, gathered for an afternoon run by the Centre’s Manchester Engaged Buddhist Kula.

First the Kula members talked about how they practise the precepts and the challenges they face doing this. In particular, Simon Bradley gave the example of imagining that his carbon footprint was quite...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

BAM in Birmingham

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 17:51

BAM in Birmingham

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 17:51Buddhist Action Month has started well. In fact, it started early: the Birmingham Buddhist Centre launched their events at the end of May! They report:

“After a launch evening on the 27th May, we’ve asked the Birmingham sangha to take a green precept for the month. People are making pledges on the Centre’s Facebook page and on a noticeboard in the cafe.

So far this ranges from signing up for a local organic veg box delivery...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Munisha explains BAM for non-Buddhists

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 18:46

Munisha explains BAM for non-Buddhists

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 18:46Hi! I’m co-Chair of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, which is running BAM in partnership with Triratna. Here’s what I wrote about BAM for the website of Together in Service, the multifaith social action project of which BAM is a part.

Buddhism generally has a very positive image in the UK, as a peaceful, meditative lifestyle. At the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, we’d like to mess that up a...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 17:26

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 17:26Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says.



Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

All three International Retreat talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57

All three International Retreat talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57Thanks to Clear Vision, the videos of the three main talks from the recent International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, all addressing the topic of practical response to suffering in the world.

Watch them here.


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Triratna News

The videos of the three main talks from International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43

The videos of the three main talks from International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43All three main talks from the Triratna International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

The retreat theme being “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, the talks are all about our practical responses to suffering in the world. Thoroughly recommended, and especially if you are interested in Triratna’s participation in the UK’s pan-Buddhist Buddhist Action Month, which begins tomorrow and has already spread to our sanghas in Sweden and...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32All three main talks from the International Retreat are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

Watch them here:
Vajragupta: “The Bodhisattva’s reply” (53 mins)
Vaddhaka: “Going beyond capitalism: a Buddhist perspective” (1 hour)
Mokshini: “Altruism, actually: Getting out and doing It” (57 mins)


VideoSangha.net is a mine of Triratna/FWBO video old and new, provided for us by Clear Vision, Triratna’s audio-visual media project....
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Highlights from the International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 12:13

Highlights from the International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 12:13It’s possible (just about, in theory) that you’ve missed the coverage of the International Retreat 2014, which ended yesterday at Adhisthana, in bright sunshine and very good heart. Its title was The Bodhisattva’s Reply - to the world’s suffering. Essentially, the retreat was about Buddhist social action.

The retreat media team covered the event thoroughly in pictures, audio and video. You can:
  • catch all the highlights of this great event here, including audio of all main talks.
  • scan back through
  • ...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Geeks of the Round Table!

By Munisha on Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 12:34

Geeks of the Round Table!

By Munisha on Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 12:34A “Geeks of the Round Table” discussion on the intersection of Buddhism with ecological activism. They explore the idea that the Buddha was a social and political activist, what it means to acknowledge ecology as an ethical issue, and how these larger issues affect the teaching of Buddhism today.

Listen here (28 minutes)

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