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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...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Question from Teojapala (Triratna Climate Change Action group)

By Christine on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 13:33

Question from Teojapala (Triratna Climate Change Action group)

By Christine on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 13:33

You may know that there is a (Closed) Facebook group called Triratna Climate Change Action. (Some strong conversations and discussions are happening here, so if you’re on FB, I recommend joining!)

Teojapala has just posted a question, which I thought you might be able to contribute to. If you’re not on the FB group, please share it below, as it will be of interest to all of us. 

He writes: Help needed, please. 

I’d like to understand the feelings and needs...

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

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Yogaratna’s “video diary” for BAM 2016 is a no-holds-barred and urgent call-to-action around climate change - what can we do and how can we, as Buddhists, inform ourselves about the issue.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Guhyapati has been spearheading a pioneering Eco-Dharma community in the Pyrenees for many years, and wants to see some of the principles of that movement brought to bear in our own lives of practice, giving rise to new projects that will re-shape the personal, economic, political and ecological landscape of the 21st Century.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Tejopala speaks here with his customary eloquence and passion both about his own journey to environmental awareness and what we can do to make a difference with a crucial issue for any 21st Century Bodhisattva

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

magic, transformation and connection in Exeter

By mokshini on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 12:08

magic, transformation and connection in Exeter

By mokshini on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 12:08

As part of BAM 2016 in Exeter Sagaravajra came to Sangha Night to tell us the story of himself and his magical Forest Garden in East Devon. His story and photos are truly one of abundance, beauty, magic and sustainability! If you have not come across the concept of Forest Gardens before do visit Sagaravajra’s facebook page (or go and visit or even better you may be able to volunteer in his garden!). It was fascinating to...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre - film evening

By Tejopala on Fri, 3 Jun, 2016 - 10:30

BAM at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre - film evening

By Tejopala on Fri, 3 Jun, 2016 - 10:30

The Melbourne Buddhist Centre will be participating in BAM this year for the first time.

On June 1 there will be a viewing of the film ‘This Changes Everything’ by Naomi Klein.

Throughout the month members of the Sangha will be making pledges of their own choice to do things to reduce their carbon emissions. These pledges will be put on the wall of the Centre on a beautiful poster designed by Dhiracharita....

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