By Munisha on Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 - 00:30The Ecodharma Centre is a Triratna retreat centre in Catalunya, Spain. Since 2009 an important strand of Ecodharma’s work has been the development of Dharma-based courses for social and environmental activists.
Now Ecodharma is running “Training for Trainers” courses for people who want to provide similar training for grassroots activists in their own countries across mainland Europe.
“Our work with social activists is a secular reworking of much of the Buddhist-inspired material we have developed within...
By guhyapati on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:47This summer the Sustainable Buddhist Centre Project was launched during the European Chairs’ Assembly at Adhistana. In this short video Guhyapati interviews Amalaketu about the project.
By guhyapati on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:33This is a discussion with Sahajatara, Yogaratna, and Lindsay Alderton about their recent efforts to promote concern and action around climate change within the Triratna Community and the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement. The conversation took place mid summer 2014. it was arranged and hosted by the ecodharma centre (www.ecodharma.com).
A series of three talks given by Guhyapati at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening last weekend. The gathering brought 500 people together to explore the interface between contemporary Buddhism, ecology and social action. Guhyapati brings dharma perspectives to bear on how we can empower ourselves and our communities to meet the challenges of our times.
By Munisha on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 00:01This summer the Ecodharma Centre, a Triratna centre in Catalunya, will be linking up with the Natural Dharma Fellowship in the United States. Through live web link ups the two organisations will be connecting Ecodharma’s Engaged Buddhist Training, with Natural Dharma’s Eco Dharma conference this August.
The Engaged Buddhist Training, exploring Dharma-based approaches to social action, has been running in Europe every summer for several years now. This year sees the first Eco Dharma Conference,...
By Munisha on Sun, 23 Feb, 2014 - 00:34The Ecodharma Centre, a Triratna retreat centre in the Spanish Pyrenees, is providing funding and training to help activists in the Ukraine, Russia and other ex-soviet bloc countries.
In partnership with the European Youth for Action Network, the Ecodharma project is bringing a dozen community organisers from eastern and central Europe to its centre in Catalunya to take part in one of its Sustaining Resistance-Empowering Renewal courses.
By Munisha on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 17:13Ecodharma, a Triratna retreat centre in the Catalan Pyrenees, has established a new bursary fund to enable young people to take part in nature connection retreats. Awards are available from April this year to attend both the Ecodharma Wildcamp and the Meeting the Wild retreat.
The Centre’s nature-based practice series is a core strand of its work. “Ecodharma is all about connection,” explains Centre Director Guhyapati. “Living in times characterised by alienation, we...
By guhyapati on Fri, 7 Feb, 2014 - 14:35The Ecodharma Centre has established a new bursary fund to enable young people to take part in nature connection retreats. Awards are available from April this year to attend both the Ecodharma Wildcamp and the Meeting the Wild retreat.
The centre’s nature based practice series is a core strand of its work. “Ecodharma is all about connection,” explains Guhyapati, the centre director. “Living in times characterized by alienation, we see much of our...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 05:34Guhyapati writes from the Catalan Pyrenees with news of the Ecodharma project, saying - “Ecodharma is a Triratna retreat centre with a unique social mission: amidst the challenges of Spain’s economic slump, known popularly as “la crisis”, the centre is championing alternative economic initiatives. This month we have recommitted resources to continue taking a lead role working with local communities, building economic resilience amongst the economically depressed mountain areas of Pallars Jussa and Sobrira”.
By guhyapati on Sun, 26 Jan, 2014 - 23:1923 - 31 May 2014
This is a new addition to our programme. It is a week long immersion experience in the wild with an emphasis on exploring nature connection practices. The course will also apply ecopsychology and Buddhist meditation to support an enriching and transformative relationship with the natural world and our own deeper nature.
The course takes us out into the mountains and woodlands in the remote Ecodharma valley, where we will set up...