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Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Here’s some interesting reflections on the ethics of veganism by Dhivan:

“A recent article in the Guardian (that I read via a post about Buddhist Action Month) shares some new research about the environmental effects of meat and dairy farming compared to growing cereals and plants. The results are stark; “even the very lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing”. In short, growing peas has a...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

As Europe faces serious social, political and ecological challenges, the Ecodharma Centre are offering a strategic Buddhist response. Since 2008, the Ecodharma Centre in Catalunya, has been innovating courses and retreats that combine inner and outer transformation. They bring Buddhism into relationship with environmental and social activism. This year they’re their expanding that work through a new pan-European training centre. It’s called the Ulex Project.

“We’ve spent years developing a dharma-inspired approach to activist training, on courses...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential and potentially liberating, opening up...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World - Bright Spots

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:15

Meeting The Needs Of The World - Bright Spots

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:15

Following the earlier set of talks about different areas of challenge for contemporary Buddhists in the modern world - at times sobering as we heard evoked strongly the huge needs involved - we get to hear some tales of ordinary communities of practitioners who are doing something creative in response.

Jnanadhara evokes a wonderful climate march in Dublin; Viveka reports on the San Francisco sangha looking together at racial bias; Vajrajyoti describes how a Buddhist recovery movement took...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Today was devoted to looking at our relationship with a suffering world and how we might meet its needs as a community.

The morning saw short but heartfelt talks from 
•    Akuppa (UK), on climate change and the effect it is already having, including its relationship to refugee crises;
•    Viveka (North America), on moving towards greater ethnic diversity in Triratna;
•    Yashosagar (India), on combatting poverty and discrimination, looking at the teachings of Dr Ambedkar.

All three...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM Melbourne - Sangha climate action planning

By Tejopala on Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

BAM Melbourne - Sangha climate action planning

By Tejopala on Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

On June 26 there will be an action planning day. This will be a chance for interested people to brainstorm what the Melbourne Sangha could do collectively rather than simply as individuals to be as effective as possible in addressing the climate crisis. It will start with a short talk by Tejopala on climate change and the five precepts.

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM Melbourne - Sangha divestment day

By Tejopala on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

BAM Melbourne - Sangha divestment day

By Tejopala on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

On June 18 members of the Melbourne Triratna Sangha will have the chance to learn how to divest from fossil fuels. This will be a two-hour workshop led by Tejopala.

For information about divestment go to www.gofossilfree.org

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