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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 ...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: 'The Burning House' by Shantigarbha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 15:15

Out now: 'The Burning House' by Shantigarbha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 15:15

2021 has been one of the hottest years on record in many parts of the globe. There have been wildfires in California, Turkey, Italy, Greece and Siberia as well as floods in the UK, Germany, Belgium, India and China. The continued existence of humans and other species is at risk if we don’t change our ways. 

António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, warned: ‘This is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is undisputable:...

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Triratna Earth Sangha Conference 2021: Save the Dates!

By Shantigarbha on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 15:12

Triratna Earth Sangha Conference 2021: Save the Dates!

By Shantigarbha on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 15:12

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 September 2021, Online

Conference begins Friday: 
USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEST 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 07:00 (next day)

The Triratna Earth Sangha is a group of Triratna Order members, Mitras and Friends worldwide who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises we...

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Book Launch - The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:14

Book Launch - The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:14

Monday 30 August
11.00 US PST | 13.00 Mexico | 14.00 US EST | 19.00 IE & UK | 20.00 Europe CET | 06.00 New Zealand (next day)

Windhorse Publications are holding an online book launch to celebrate the publication of their latest title The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency by Shantigarbha.

In the book Shantigarbha explores how we can wake up and respond to the climate and ecological crisis from...

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

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 - 15:16

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 - 15:16

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency with Shantigarbha
Sunday July 26


West Coast USA 08.00 | Mexico 10.00 | East Coast USA 11.00 | UK & IE 16.00 | Europe 17.00 CET | India 20.30 | Australia EST 01.00 (Monday 27) | New Zealand 03.00

Since Shantigarbha heard Greta Thunberg tell the European Parliament to act as if our house is on fire,...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Aryadrishti on Carbon offsets, Promise the Pod, and Dana

By Christine on Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 - 22:49

Aryadrishti on Carbon offsets, Promise the Pod, and Dana

By Christine on Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 - 22:49

Follow on from Aryadrishti’s talk, The Earth is My Witness. Three points of discussion that arose with regards to how we can mitigate our impacts on the world, whether ecological, environmental, political, social and/ or Dharmic.

Carbon offsets for air travel (from research done by Mary Salome and Nancy Artz) 

Carbon offsets are not a perfect solution, but they are a helpful starting point to address the climate crisis. You can use the calculator to come up with an amount to a local organization that...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

The sangha presence at the Earth Strike

By Maitrisiddhi on Wed, 2 Oct, 2019 - 16:20

The sangha presence at the Earth Strike

By Maitrisiddhi on Wed, 2 Oct, 2019 - 16:20

On the 20th September there was a global ‘earth strike’ to demonstrate about human-caused global warming. The climate strikes certainly made world headlines, and Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN keeps up the pressure for ecological action on governments, business and individuals - including us! It’s hard to say what the effect of our sangha presence is - but getting out there on the streets where a lot of radical energy is; meditating and being seen; modelling love and...

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...

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Buddhist Action

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

By Shantigarbha on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 18:16

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

By Shantigarbha on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 18:16

I’m giving a talk and hosting a discussion on this topic at the Dharma Parlour at the Buddhafield Festival this Friday at 2pm. For those of you who can’t make it, I’ve written this blog.

I’m committed to non-violence, personally and politically. Looking to the past for inspiration, Gandhi turned non-violence into a powerful political instrument. More recently, Extinction Rebellion has done the same in relation to the climate crisis.

Gandhi encouraged us to be the change that we wish to see in the...

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