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Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

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?

Mokshini writes

“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...

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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?...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Reflections on BAM in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 20:24

Reflections on BAM in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 20:24

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.

I feel...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dublin sangha on TV

By Munisha on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 00:03

Dublin sangha on TV

By Munisha on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 00:03Dublin Buddhist Centre Chair Jnanadhara writes to say their Centre is on TV yet again!

“This 10-minute piece, entitled ‘Balance of Being’, was made for RTE, the national broadcaster in Ireland, for Buddha Day. It was shown just before the 6pm news on Sunday so it would have had a fairly large audience and we’re really happy with the result. It reflects the diversity of our community very well and gives a feel for what...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Was the first western Buddhist monk an Irishman?

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Dec, 2013 - 15:05

Was the first western Buddhist monk an Irishman?

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.

Read the BBC article.
Find out more about the Dhammaloka Project.
See Dr...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dublin Buddhist Centre live on TV

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Sep, 2013 - 00:46

Dublin Buddhist Centre live on TV

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Sep, 2013 - 00:46The Dublin Buddhist Centre featured live on Irish television this week. Prajnagita writes:

“We were approached directly by RTE to do this programme as part of their “Doors Open” series, visiting places that the general public wouldn’t ordinarily see.”

Watch the 5-minute programme.
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Triratna News

Into the Tiger's Cave

By Munisha on Thu, 1 Aug, 2013 - 02:01

Into the Tiger's Cave

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dublin Buddhist Centre expand and launch fundraising appeal

By lokabandhu on Mon, 3 Jun, 2013 - 06:03

Dublin Buddhist Centre expand and launch fundraising appeal

By lokabandhu on Mon, 3 Jun, 2013 - 06:03Prajnagita writes from Triratna’s Dublin Buddhist Centre with news of their recent expansion - and a fundraising appeal to help them sustain it! She says -

“The Spiritual Community at the Dublin Buddhist Centre is especially spiritually vital at the moment. There are many of us involved, from a diverse range of backgrounds, inspired by the vision of existence that the Buddha offers and engaging with his teachings in the company of others.

The vibrancy and...

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