To celebrate Dublin Pride 2018, and Buddhist Action Month (BAM), the Dublin Buddhist Centre hosted a special Pride celebration on the 25th June. Kasey Tobin, a GFR Mitra involved in the event gives us a flavour of the event.
“This event was facilitated by a number of us in the Dublin Sangha with LGBT+ experiences. As LGBT+ people we have seen a lot of progress in securing our human rights in the last few...
The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe. In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.
In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...
Maitrikaya from the Dublin Buddhist Centre writes: “On March 24th 2018 at the historic Rotunda building in Dublin a meeting took place to establish the Irish Buddhist Union (IBU) to represent Buddhism in Ireland. The IBU is a new umbrella association of Buddhist Sanghas and Organisations in Ireland. It is envisioned as a fellowship of Irish Buddhists, intending to bring Buddhist ideas and principles to the attention of wider Irish society.
This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.
So what is BAM?
“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...
One of the biggest difficulties one has to face into when one wants to change the world – whether this is helping to bring about world peace, tackling climate change, ending famine, overthrowing an unjust system – is the fact that it is impossible to do on your own. Think of Avalokitesvara, prior to the intervention of Amitabha: he fell into despair at the realisation of how little a difference he could make as just one being on his own.
By Munisha on Thu, 19 Dec, 2013 - 15:05An interesting piece of Triratna-originated research recently appeared on the BBC website.
Dublin mitra and academic Dr Laurence Cox is researching the life of the Irishman Dhammaloka (Laurence Carroll) who, he believes, has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to be ordained a Buddhist monk, preceding the ordination of Ananda Metteya by a few years.
By Munisha on Thu, 1 Aug, 2013 - 02:01Prajnagita writes:
On Friday 2nd August, a small group of us at Dublin Buddhist Centre, Ireland, will be meditating all night (7pm-7am) as to raise money for the Centre. Will you sponsor us?
The Centre is very vibrant at the moment and with so many people coming through the doors the demands on resources are high. We now have a four-person team (Prajnagita is the latest addition) to help meet the needs of people...