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

The Burning House Returns!

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:58

The Burning House Returns!

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:58

Shantigarbha is back with a two-part course for Buddhists & eco-activists concerned about the climate emergency, wishing to ground their work in a spiritual context.

Part 1: Introduction to the Burning House

Dates: 12, 19, 26 May; (skip 2 June for UK Bank Holiday); 9 June, 2022.

Sessions (2 hrs 15 mins, with break): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India: 23:30...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

The Burning House: Eight Week Course with Shantigarbha

By Centre Team on Sat, 18 Sep, 2021 - 17:42

The Burning House: Eight Week Course with Shantigarbha

By Centre Team on Sat, 18 Sep, 2021 - 17:42

The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency

How can we wake up to the climate and ecological emergency? An eight-week course for anyone wishing to ground their work in a Dharma context

Eight Saturdays: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 

Sessions (2 hrs 15 mins, with break): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia ...

San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

By rodashruti on Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

By rodashruti on Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

The SFBC Green Sangha is inviting you to come together for an Action Hour to Stop Line 3 as part of Buddhist Action Month. This is an easy and fun way to take action in community with sangha.

Line 3 is a tar sands pipeline in Minnesota that cuts through the treaty lands of Indigenous peoples. If completed, it will endanger 800 wetlands and 200 waterways, emit CO2 equivalent to 50 new coal fired power plants and violate the treaty...

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,...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Transcript of chat from The Compassionate Revolution by Parami

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 00:49

Here’s the transcript of the chat thread in Parami’s online talk and conversation today! 🙏🏻

Reserve a space on future BAM events!
 

Community Highlights
Buddhist Action

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

Sunday June 7: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK &  IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

Reserve a space and donate here

The current situation has shone a stark light on the failings of our society in many spheres of life. As we recover from the covid crisis and rebuild towards a ‘new normal’ we must not...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Sanghas and the Earth Strike

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:38

Triratna Sanghas and the Earth Strike

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:38

“I felt my interconnectedness with all beings and that somehow what we were doing was intensely worthwhile.“ - Lilamati, Sheffield Earth Strike Street Meditation

Members of Triratna sanghas across the globe came out in support of the ‘Earth Strike’ on Friday 20th September. In 2018, schoolchildren began walking out of school in protest at global inaction around climate change. This year, the youth climate activists called on adults to support them at an Earth Strike, on 20th September 2019. They did: millions from across the world demonstrated...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

By Vishvapani on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

By Vishvapani on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

On 26th June I represented Buddhists at a gathering of the interfaith group, Faith For The Climate Network, which preceded a Mass Lobby of the UK parliament.

Over the last couple of years I have spoken a few times about climate change in my regular Thought for the Day slot on BBC Radio 4. As a result, the co-ordinator of the Faith for the Climate Network invited me to join other faith ‘leaders’...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Newsbyte: Inter-religious Climate Pilgrimage

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 12:57

Newsbyte: Inter-religious Climate Pilgrimage

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 12:57

“It’s a crucial practice if we want to look after the environment - we have to learn to appreciate it, just take it in, and love it, because what we love, none of us will destroy.” 

Gunaketu and other members of the Oslo Buddhist Centre recently took part in an inter-religious climate pilgrimage from Oslo to Hope Cathedral, an interfaith project, in Fredrikstad (south of Oslo). The purpose of this four day walk was to encourage dialogue between different faiths and to explore their engagement and...

Pages