By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Mar, 2014 - 04:55June 2014 sees the third annual ‘Buddhist Action Month’ - BAM for short - happening across Triratna. BAM is, in essence, a celebration of our aspiration - and the Dharma’s power - to change the world for the better. And we’d like you to be part of it! it’s a great opportunity to explore and celebrate the connections between our ethical commitment as Buddhists and the needs of our society and the wider environment.
Here’s an interview Introducing BAM (Buddhist Action Month), happening across Triratna and the UK Buddhist world in June 2014. Lokabandhu speaks to Amalaketu and Mokshini, chairs of the Colchester and Brighton Buddhist Centres about their vision for the month - and how they’d like to go ‘Beyond BAM’. For 20 practical ideas of what your Centre or Sangha could do, click here...
By lokabandhu on Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 10:48Here’s a great list of 20 suggested actions Buddhist Centres and Sanghas can take if they want to be part of BAM 2014. More details for each are given in the notes at the end. Other suggestions welcome too of course!
We’ve divided the list into two parts - “Game-changing Actions” (which will make a real contribution, hopefully ongoingly) and “Symbolic Actions” (which are primarily awareness-raising - a crucial first step of course)
By lokabandhu on Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 10:37Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM 2014 BAM is the UK’s Buddhist Action Month, happening nationally in June 2014. Triratna’s European Chairs Assembly adopted it in summer 2013, and in 2014 Triratna are in effect taking the lead in promoting BAM across the UK’s Buddhist Sanghas. The NBO (Network of Buddhist Organisations) will be participating, and it will form part of TiS (Together in Service), an English...
By Munisha on Fri, 13 Sep, 2013 - 00:29Triratna Buddhists took part in the UK’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM) in July this year. Linked to the festival of Dharma Day, BAM is sponsored by the Network of Buddhist OrganisationsUK (NBO).
July 2012 saw the UK’s first Buddhist Action Day (BAD), with the environmental theme Earthkind. It was such a success, the NBO decided to make it last a whole month this year and repeat the theme...
By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 09:07Don’t just sit there. Do something!
July is Buddhist Action Month in Britain. Centred on the festival of Dharma Day, this year’s theme is Earthkind: caring for the Environment. Across the country, Buddhists and others will be guerrilla-gardening, litter-picking, tree-planting and lots of other things.
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By Munisha on Wed, 22 May, 2013 - 14:06July sees the UK’s second annual Buddhist Action Month, with the environmentalthemeEarthkind.
Earthkind is a great opportunity for Buddhists of all traditions to get together and volunteer for the good of their local communities.
Centred on the festival of Dharma Day, BAM:Earthkind promotes local actions on environmental themes: organise a talk, a neighbourhood litter-pick, a tree planting, a nature walk or whatever else you can think of!