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'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.

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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...

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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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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!

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