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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

A Reunion: Day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 25 Aug, 2019 - 00:23

Sadayasihi is reunited with Gina Plant Cabrita and Christine Thuring who all first met on the 2014 Triratna International Gathering. They recall that Gathering and how, for each of them, it marked a pivotal moment in their lives - and what they did afterwards.

The conversation then turns to day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering and what’s been happening. We hear more about the significance of the international dimension - in particular, how coming together in...

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Dharmabyte: Deepening Our Connection with the World

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Bhadra explores how we might revision the Triratna mandala of practice to strengthen our sense of interconnectedness with the world.

From the talk Revisioning Our Relation to the World: Two Icebergs and the Mandala of Practice given at Bristol Buddhist Centre as part of BAM – Buddhist Action Month - 2018

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Dharmabyte: Climate Crisis Calls for Rapid Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Tejopala likens the current global climate crisis to a village with a fire that threatens everyone in it and asks what a community of monks living in such a village might do in such circumstances. He also draws on the advice given by Urgyen Sangharakshita in his talk given in 1984 called ‘Buddhism, World Peace and Nuclear War’ as to how Buddhists should act to address an overwhelming existential threat, in which Bhante urges civil resistance. 
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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Actions Have Co2nsequences: Meditation at the Dáil

By maitrikaya on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 08:59

On 12th June, as part of Buddhist Action Month 2019, a group from the Dublin Buddhist Centre Sangha meditated outside the Dáil (the Irish parliament) to raise awareness about the need for our leaders to take action to address the climate crisis.

Here’s a short podcast with some of the participants about why they took part and how it went.

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Community Highlights

Waking Up to Climate Crisis - and What to Do About It?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 10:21

Buddhist Action Month is underway and here is a timely talk from Arthacarya, given during the recent Australia / New Zealand Order Convention, on the theme of what we can do about the climate crisis. Arthacarya relates his personal journey back to environmental engagement, the trigger being reading the ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells in July 2018. He also provides some useful suggestions how Dharma practitioners can contribute to the change that must happen and move away from the four Ds of despair,...

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....

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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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Altruism, Actually: Getting Out and Doing It - by Mokshini

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 10:11
Mokshini talks about how we can tie our precepts to our everyday actions. How do we practise the precepts as consumers? As she pointed out, every purchase we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.

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Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Introducing BAM: Buddhist Action Month

By lokabandhu on Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 22:21
Here’s an interview Introducing BAM (Buddhist Action Month), happening across Triratna and the UK Buddhist world in June 2014. Lokabandhu speaks to Amalaketu and Mokshini, chairs of the Colchester and Brighton Buddhist Centres about their vision for the month - and how they’d like to go ‘Beyond BAM’. For 20 practical ideas of what your Centre or Sangha could do, click here...