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Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

A Buddhist View of Current World Problems @ Earth Metta Sangha (Wed. 5 Oct)

By Christine on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 14:54

A Buddhist View of Current World Problems @ Earth Metta Sangha (Wed. 5 Oct)

By Christine on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 14:54

Some of Sangharakshita’s introductory words on sustainability, activism and Buddhism can be found articulated in the final chapter of What is the Sangha? (Chapter 20: A Buddhist View of Current World Problems):

“…there is still… the question of what an individual Buddhist can have to say that is truly relevant to world problems. All I can say for myself is that the work I have engaged in as a Buddhist has arisen…out of the view I take on current world problems. This topic is not of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by  Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).

The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 11:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 11:44

On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by  Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).

The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

By Christine on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

By Christine on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

A small group came together for a day of reflection, contemplation and rejoicings on Sun. June 19th. Although we were only 5 individuals, we had all participated on Sheffield’s first BAM event (Natural Dharma), so we were familiar with each others’ Green Precepts and with each other.

In addition to meditation, Suddhacandika led us through reflections of gratitude, for which we wrote our rejoicings on paper-cut-out hands and offered these to the shrine, to Avalokitesvara. Later we Harvested the gifts of the...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM! Khemasuri's talk at Sheffield sangha night > Ethics and an interconnected world

By Christine on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 19:14

BAM! Khemasuri's talk at Sheffield sangha night > Ethics and an interconnected world

By Christine on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 19:14

Titled “Ethics and an Interconnected World”, Khemasuri gave a special talk at sangha night on June 7th (part 7 of the theme: The Way to the Beyond for the Benefit of All). 

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM in Sheffield

By Khemasuri on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 10:41

BAM in Sheffield

By Khemasuri on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 10:41

Buddhist Action Month began for some members of the Sheffield sangha on Sunday May 29, with the day retreat ‘Natural Dharma’ a Work that Reconnects day in a wonderful woodland setting. It was the first proper event hosted by Kuladitya and Cecilie in their woodland (and gorgeous yurt!), which they are slowly but surely restoring from Pine plantation to Oak woodland. Whereas only a few months ago the ground was covered by Bracken and Brambles, now it was dappled with Bluebells, Stichwort,...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Natural Dharma > Work that Reconnects in Oaks Woods (Peak District)

By Christine on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 22:03

Natural Dharma > Work that Reconnects in Oaks Woods (Peak District)

By Christine on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 22:03

Buddhist Action Month began for some members of the Sheffield sangha on Sunday May 29, with Work that Reconnects in a wonderful woodland setting. It was the first proper event hosted by Kuladitya and Cecilie in their woodland (and gorgeous yurt!), which they are slowly but surely restoring from Pine plantation to Oak woodland. Whereas only a few months ago the ground was covered by Bracken and Brambles, now it was dappled with Bluebells, Stichwort, and more delicate Lady Ferns. Well done,...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 11:21

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 11:21

Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) at Sheffield Buddhist Centre will feature:
Sun. 29 May: Work that Reconnects > Natural Dharma
Sat 11 June: Film night > BAM! Dharma Film Club
Sat. 18 June: Litter pick afternoon
Sun. 19 June: Day of reflection > Rejoicing in our efforts so far

In addition, our busy sangha night, with the theme “The Way to the Beyond” will reflect BAM throughout the month of June. That’s every Tuesday...