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Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme is growing and growing, and it’s burst out of Britain! The Dutch sanghas in Amsterdam and at Metta Vihara Retreat Centre are among 10 centres certified so far, with two more pending. (See list below.)

Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK, is the latest of these centres, where Kamalamani is the centre’s Sustainability Co-ordinator. She writes: “Triratna’s Sustainable Centre scheme is another way of reminding ourselves at home and in our public centres that...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 16:18

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 16:18

Report by Adam Dinan about the Sangha hike in Wicklow that was organised by Vajrashura as  part Buddhist Action Month as a way of reconnecting with nature and reminding us of why cherishing environmental sustainability is so important:-

On Saturday the 27th of June, a group of approximately 20 intrepid hikers from across Ireland gathered in the small hillside town of Laragh, Co. Wicklow for a much-anticipated Sangha Hike organised as part of Buddhist Action Month. The aim of the event was to allow those involved to...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Sponsored 'vegan for a week' event - open to all

By Sarah Boak on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 17:49

Sponsored 'vegan for a week' event - open to all

By Sarah Boak on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 17:49

In Southampton, we are running a sponsored ‘vegan for a week’ event and we would like to invite you to participate!

It takes place the week beginning 29th June, costs £5 to join, and all proceeds go to Green Tara Trust for their work in Nepal.

Participants will receive a handy booklet full of information about going vegan, what veganism means, the link between Buddhism and veganism, as well as lots of great recipes and resources to help you through the week....

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

PLANETARY Screening in Southampton

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 21:01

PLANETARY Screening in Southampton

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 21:01

All welcome to Southampton Triratna’s screening of PLANETARY

Tues 30th June, 7.30pm, University of Southampton, Highfield, Building 2, Lecture Theatre 1035, £6 suggested donation for tickets.

Email Sarah at theboakster [at] hotmail.com to reserve a place

‘Planetary presents a stunning visual portrait of our Earth, taking us on a journey across continents: from the African savannah to the Himalayas, and from the heart of Tokyo to the view of our fragile planet from orbit. Through intimate interviews with a...

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

Successful Birmingham BAM Litter Picking on 9th June

By Lucinda on Thu, 11 Jun, 2015 - 18:59

Successful Birmingham BAM Litter Picking on 9th June

By Lucinda on Thu, 11 Jun, 2015 - 18:59

Last Tuesday a team met at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, and then went out and did a litter pick to improve the local environment. Here are a few photos of their productive day!

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...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM events at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Lucinda on Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 23:05

BAM events at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Lucinda on Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 23:05

Upcoming Buddhist Action Month events at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre. Get involved!!

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