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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 In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now have written to Triratna, via the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK:

“On 26th June, The Time is Now mass lobby of UK Parliament is taking place, and many faith organisations, faith communities and faith leaders, are taking part.

Workshops, an interfaith Walk of Witness, and interfaith Speaker Event are all taking place ahead of the mass lobby itself. 

Former Archbishop Rowan Williams, with Qari Asim MBE, Vishvapani, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Christine...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

Buddhist Action Month is also happening at the Sydney Buddhist Centre where there is an ongoing impressive engagement with environmental concerns and climate change matters  - part of their practice is helping to #StopAdani - the Australian government’s support for a coal mine at the expense of funding renewables. 

Read more about it here - sadhu!! 


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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Still looking for an action to run for BAM 2016? Keep it simple and remember the teaching on the Three Actions

By mokshini on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 08:20

Still looking for an action to run for BAM 2016? Keep it simple and remember the teaching on the Three Actions

By mokshini on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 08:20

For BAM to be a successful event, it doesn’t have to be complicated, and in fact, let’s run the events in the spirit they are intended  - that is with kindness to ourselves as well as kindness to the planet and other beings. 

Here are some Tips for organizing a successful BAM:

Keep projects SIMPLE. 

Buddhists can be busy people – engaged Buddhists even more so so that sometimes just the thought of taking on an extra responsibility can feel a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

More Triratna climate change actions

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 11:43

More Triratna climate change actions

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 11:43

Continuing our Triratna News mini-series marking the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, more news of climate change actions from around the Triratna world. 

Dublin Buddhist Centre, in Ireland, released their Statement on Human-Caused Global Warming today. Last week, we hear, Triratna individuals were among those staging a ritual inside the British Museum, as part of the Art, not Oil coalition’s opposition to BP’s (British Petroleum) sponsorship of several British arts institutions.

And what of the marches?...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Eco-Sattva Training

By Christine on Tue, 1 Sep, 2015 - 18:11

Eco-Sattva Training

By Christine on Tue, 1 Sep, 2015 - 18:11

Join the EcoSattva training course, from Sept 13th:

“In the face of catastrophic climate change, we as a Buddhist/mindfulness community have the opportunity to creatively define for ourselves appropriate response: response that is wise, compassionate, transformative, resolute and equanimous. To realize this potential, the community needs leaders of all kinds at all levels. This is the path of the EcoSattva.

Building on a series of five online “Mindfulness and Climate Action” conversations in the fall of 2014, One Earth Sangha is offering...