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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
By Dhammadassin on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 14:02An inspiring introduction from Mokshini to the Buddhist Action Month (BAM) initiative at the 2014 International Retreat, towards the ideal of a sustainable Triratna community worldwide.
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