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 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...
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...
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.