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June is Buddhist Action Month! BAM 2018

By mokshini on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 16:45

June is Buddhist Action Month! BAM 2018

By mokshini on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 16:45

The theme for BAM 2018 is Transforming Self, Transforming World.

As always, the theme for BAM is inspired by contemporary issues, and this year’s emphasis invites us to stop and look at the big picture: 

It is becoming evident that our society urgently needs a new story, a new myth to live by. As an example. George Monbiot puts it very well in this recent  short interview * where he outlines the need for a psycho-spiritual approach that is thoroughly meaningful and that may...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

As the ‘Liaison Officer’ for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, I’m the person who looks after Triratna’s co-operation with other Buddhist traditions on matters of common interest. As part of this work, each September I attend the AGM weekend of the European Buddhist Union  (EBU) and the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe. This year both took place at the Benchen Katsang Retreat Centre just west of Warsaw, Poland. Next year will see them...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM survey > your feedback is important

By Christine on Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 - 11:01

BAM survey > your feedback is important

By Christine on Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 - 11:01

Well, it’s the final week of Buddhist Action Month and I am soooOoooOOOO inspired by you lovely lot!!! WELL DONE to each and EVERY ONE of you for the various ways you have engaged with the MAGICAL SPACE between INNER and OUTER worlds!!! Now for some help: we’d be very GRATEFUL if you would take 5 minutes to fill in our brief survey. The results will help us to build...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM in the Dublin Buddhist Centre - a short report

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 19:10

BAM in the Dublin Buddhist Centre - a short report

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 19:10

It was a busy month in Dublin!

In addition to our BAM programme we asked our Sangha to sign up to one of three challenges: going vegan for the month, exploring how to divest from fossil fuels or taking the plastic challenge.  Quite a few people took up one (or even two!) of these challenges, with the plastic challenge being by far the most popular.  I look forward to hearing how people got on with their pledges for the month.

Here is a...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Over on Triratna News, there’s an nice video story of an American Buddhist working for social change: Vimalamoksha makes Tiny Homes for those living on the street in San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

By Munisha on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

By Munisha on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

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 (BAD!), this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations. The theme this year is ‘Connecting for change’, which we’re connecting strongly with the Bodhisattva Ideal.

Over on The Buddhist Centre Online’s dedicated BAM space you can follow...

Triratna News
Triratna News

June is Buddhist Action Month!

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 14:50

June is Buddhist Action Month!

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 14:50

Buddhist Action Month is only a month away! For 2017 the theme of this festival of Buddhist social action is ‘Connecting for Change’ - seeking to address the seemingly increasing polarisation, disharmony and divergence within many societies.

Having started in 2012 as an initiative of the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations BAM is now in its fifth year and increasingly international and pan-Buddhist. 

Of course the Triratna Buddhist Community is dedicated to the Bodhisattva Ideal all year round, but...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhafield BAM - Zero Waste and Nappies

By Sarah Boak on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 17:00

Buddhafield BAM - Zero Waste and Nappies

By Sarah Boak on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 17:00

Buddhafield is striving to become a zero waste festival and we need your help. Disposable nappy waste is the biggest single waste item we have to deal with at the end of the festival. We are therefore thrilled to announce, during Buddhist Action Month, that Nappy Ever After (a real nappy company) will attend Buddhafield for the first time this year. You will be able to use washable nappies on your baby/toddler while you are there. Nappy Ever After is...

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