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Earth Metta Sangha
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Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) 2016

By Christine on Thu, 12 May, 2016 - 12:46

Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) 2016

By Christine on Thu, 12 May, 2016 - 12:46

In the lead up to June, I’m ruminating on some of the new green precepts I might take on. Please let us know what you are thinking about, too!

Currently, I find reflection to be meaningful in this context, because it adds weight and meaning to what I may choose to undertake.  Failure is always disheartening, but this can be avoided through advance thought. Since preparation is crucial to the success and quality of any undertaking (including meditation, sports, gardening, etc.), in the case...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Earth Metta – A Buddhist Response to Environmental Issues (March 18-20, 2016)

By Christine on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 22:58

Earth Metta – A Buddhist Response to Environmental Issues (March 18-20, 2016)

By Christine on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 22:58

Earth Metta – A Buddhist Response to Environmental Issues

With Sahajatara & Amalaketu

March 18 - 20 | £155/135

The gift you carry for others, is not an attempt to save the world but to fully belong to it. It is not possible to save the world by trying to save it. You need to find what is genuinely yours to offer to the world, before you make it a better place.” - Bill Plotkin

Although at the time of the Buddha there were none of the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Earth metta quiz

By TommyC on Sat, 20 Jun, 2015 - 23:19

We are all familiar with the notion of climate change. But how much do you really know about our collective impact on the planet and your personal carbon footprint? Pit your wit against the Earth Metta Quiz compiled by members of the Croydon sangha. Answers to be revealed at the end of the month. In Croydon we’re making this into a quiz with opportunities to win eco-products for winning entries.

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Transforming World and Self - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

By Christine on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 13:44

Transforming World and Self - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

By Christine on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 13:44

Happy to say that Suddhacandika and Christine are booked on this retreat at Taraloka:

Transforming World and Self - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

Avalokitesvara weeps for the sufferings of the world and from his tears Tara is born.

This retreat will have the mythic theme of Green Tara, who has one hand extended in a gesture of infinite giving, and with one leg steps down into the world to go to the aid of living beings.

She is also much associated in our minds with...