Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 429)

By Centre Team on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

What is Buddhist Activism? (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 427)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Apr, 2022 - 17:38

To mark Earth Day 2022, we’re joined by four friends who, one way or another, are involved with Buddhist activism. From the Buddhafield project to XR Buddhists to Silent Rebellion, we hear tales from the edge of socially engaged Buddhist practice, exploring what, if anything, Buddhists have to offer the world of protests, disruptions and often polarized issue-based politics. 

Amaragita, Katja Behrendt, Priyadaka and Yogaratna offer a thoughtful set of reflections in articulating why a distinctive Buddhist approach to urgent issues...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 14:56

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 14:56

A Conversation with Shantigarbha and Dhivan

Saturday 25th September

11.30 US PST | 13.30 Mexico | 14.30 US EST | 19.30 UK & IE | 20.30 Europe CET | 04.30 Australia EDT | 07.30 New Zealand

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The first ethical precept in Buddhism outlines the central importance of non-harm in all our behaviour. Of course, in the Buddha’s day over 2,500 years ago, there was no climate emergency, or...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 17:05

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.

Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini...

San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Watch the recording of "Touching the Earth"

By rodashruti on Fri, 23 Apr, 2021 - 21:18

Watch the recording of "Touching the Earth"

By rodashruti on Fri, 23 Apr, 2021 - 21:18

On Wednesday, April 21st, the San Francisco Buddhist Center dedicated sangha night to an evening of meditation, music, poetry, personal stories, and generosity on behalf of the Earth.  An unedited video of the recording is available now at the link below.

Lyla June and Minal Hajratwala performed, and Christine Thuring (from the Vancouver sangha), and Tim Skufca & Marta Meengs (from the Montana sangha) shared their experiences with engaged Buddhism on behalf of the earth. The evening was organized by the Green Sangha to fundraise, protect, and celebrate...

San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Touching the Earth: A Special Sangha Night for the Rainforest

By rodashruti on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 02:51

Touching the Earth: A Special Sangha Night for the Rainforest

By rodashruti on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 02:51

Join us for an evening of meditation, music, poetry, personal stories, and generosity.  Lyla June and Minal Hajratwala will perform. Christine Thuring (from the Vancouver sangha), and Tim Skufca & Marta Meengs (from the Montana sangha) will share their experiences with engaged Buddhism on behalf of the earth. Join the Green Sangha to fundraise, protect, and celebrate the rainforest—the lungs of the earth!

Dates: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

To register and receive the Zoom link,...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Active Hope for Humanity

By Khemasuri on Wed, 14 Apr, 2021 - 17:16

Active Hope for Humanity

By Khemasuri on Wed, 14 Apr, 2021 - 17:16

This retreat is now online and has a few places available!
24 Apr to 29 Apr 2021
Led by: Smritiratna  Khemasuri  Frankie
Retreat Type: Regulars - Triratna

Seeing the dangers confronting humankind these days, we can feel depressed, demoralised and helpless to avert disaster - or even to talk about such feelings. This retreat provides a space not only to talk but to explore an extraordinary sequence of reflections and communal practices that can rekindle an active hope and...

Community Highlights
London Buddhist Centre

PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

By Maitreyabandhu on Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

By Maitreyabandhu on Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

April 10th, 7-8pm GMT

Charles Eisenstein is an important speaker and writer focussing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.

In 2017 he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday. He is the author of many books and essays including Climate – A New Story and his brilliant and beautifully written book, ’The Ascent of Humanity’.

Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with him about the need for a new human story.

Watch live...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

For the Earth - BAM! 2020 (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 28)

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 12:59

This year’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) - happening around the world throughout June - is about to kick off. The theme is “For the Earth” - and here on the Dharma Toolkit we’ll be looking at the intersection between urgent human issues like climate change, economic inequality and social justice. 

The poetic version of this, rooted in personal and community practice, is that we have a perfect opportunity to speak up for the many beings...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Making banners for climate actions.

By Khemasuri on Fri, 4 Oct, 2019 - 17:23

Making banners for climate actions.

By Khemasuri on Fri, 4 Oct, 2019 - 17:23

A numer of us had a jolly morning making banners to acompany Sheffield Buddhist Centre members on climate actions.

Apparently we are called  Climate Concern Craftivism Collective!!!

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