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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32All three main talks from the International Retreat are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

Watch them here:
Vajragupta: “The Bodhisattva’s reply” (53 mins)
Vaddhaka: “Going beyond capitalism: a Buddhist perspective” (1 hour)
Mokshini: “Altruism, actually: Getting out and doing It” (57 mins)


VideoSangha.net is a mine of Triratna/FWBO video old and new, provided for us by Clear Vision, Triratna’s audio-visual media project....
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Highlights from the International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 12:13

Highlights from the International Retreat 2014

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.
  • scan back through
  • ...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

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

Geeks of the Round Table!

By Munisha on Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 12:34

Geeks of the Round Table!

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.

Listen here (28 minutes)

International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Mokshini On Sustainable Community

By Dhammadassin on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 14:02

Mokshini On Sustainable Community

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.

+ follow above to keep up with the retreat online!
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

London Buddhist Centre's BAM plans

By Munisha on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:41

London Buddhist Centre's BAM plans

By Munisha on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:41Su Yen writes from the London Buddhist Centre about their plans for BAM next month.

“Atula, Srivati, Amalavajra and others will be giving talks on Fridays in June, talking about beneficial activity in the local community and the world. We will also be showing films most Saturday nights. There may also be other activities, like helping in local food gardens and so on.”

Download the LBC’s summer calendar pdf....
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Big BAM at Brighton!

By Munisha on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 14:44

Big BAM at Brighton!

By Munisha on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 14:44Here’s what the Brighton sangha are planning
Transforming self and World
The Brighton Buddhist Centre has made the commitment to moving towards sustainability. We feel we need to align our ethical awareness with the realities of the 21st century, especially climate change.

We’re holding a series of events throughout June to explore this and what it means for our individual and collective practice.

Read this suggested policy from the Brighton Buddhist Centre Trustees: ...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

BAM: What are YOU doing?

By Munisha on Sun, 18 May, 2014 - 14:02

BAM: What are YOU doing?

By Munisha on Sun, 18 May, 2014 - 14:02Yes! BAM is June and it’s nearly here. Manchester mitras Rebecca Frost and Claire Morris are the national co-ordinators, for the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO). They write:

There’s a great deal happening but we don’t know much about it yet!
Please rvfrost [at] hotmail.com (email Rebecca and Claire with )rvfrost [at] hotmail.com (your plans.)

Still not sure what your Centre or group could...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Going beyond BAM

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 05:46

Going beyond BAM

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 05:46Friday’s post on Triratna News reported on the upcoming BAM - Buddhist Action Month, rolling out across the UK throughout June. Alongside BAM, Triratna is also launching two parallel initiatives: ‘Beyond BAM’ and the ‘Sustainable Centres Project’.

Beyond BAM looks to have an impact beyond the month of June and is asking “could, or should, Triratna projects commit to making some long-term, permanent changes to how they operate? Could...
Triratna News
Triratna News

BAM 2014 plans take shape across Triratna

By lokabandhu on Fri, 2 May, 2014 - 06:14

BAM 2014 plans take shape across Triratna

By lokabandhu on Fri, 2 May, 2014 - 06:14BAM 2014 - Buddhist Action Month 2014 - begins in just one month’s time, with Buddhist groups across the country encouraged to spend June engaged in collective actions for the benefit of others, especially ones benefiting the environment or society. This year there is a special emphasis on addressing climate change and our many habits and patterns that perpetuate it.

Anyone planning an event is invited to post it on The Buddhist Centre Online’s ‘BAM’...

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