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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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.”
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: ...
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.)
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...
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’...