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FBA Podcast: Climate Precepts In The Burning House

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 3 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

How can Buddhists respond to the climate emergency? Vishvapani uses the Parable of the Burning House from the Lotus Sutra to suggest our responsibilities’ and finds the values we need to guide us in the Five Precepts.

Given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre on Dharma Day, July 2019.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 12:33

“Nature is, in itself, a healing environment”. 

During the 2018 Combined Order Weekend in Adhisthana, Dayajoti talks about a newly forming project - the Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground which has a vision of creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site. Here she speaks about the what the natural burial movement is about, the links between nature, death and the land, how it connects with Buddhist practice and where the project is currently at.

Find out more about the Tara...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amitamati and Ratnadeva

By Candradasa on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 16:21

It’s like the laboratory of our minds.
Ratnadeva

It excites me too, the science… very strong links, science and Dharma.
Amitamati

NB. Amitamati has been in touch to say that in track 3 when she refers to having studied “Social Sciences” for 25 years she actually meant “Life Sciences”.

Amitamati’s Annals

In 1968: I wasn’t born! May be My consciousness was waiting for the right womb!

I was born in 1970 into a Buddhist family – my grandparents on both sides had converted with Dr...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Resources for BAM 2018 - good reads

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 09:32

Resources for BAM 2018 - good reads

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 09:32

You may decide June is a good month to learn more about economics, neoliberalism, environmental issues, or ways to get engaged - here is a list of books to get you started! If there is something you want to add to this list, just add it in the comments box below! 

Raworth, K. 2018. ‘Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist’. Cornerstone.

Monbiot, G. 2017. ‘Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis’. Verso.

Evans, A. 2016. ‘Eden...

Hridayabija
Hridayabija

Hridayabija poster

By sagara on Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 13:14

Hridayabija, situated in East Devon, seeks to integrate Buddhist spiritual practice into the abundance of a living eco system; A Pureland if you will. Started on a bare horse paddock in 2010, it a few short years it has undergone an astonishing transformation into an amazing and magical ‘forest garden.’  People frequently report visiting the garden as being a life changing experience.  Hridayabija is an attempt to demonstrate that though while we cannot change the world, we can change at...

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Colchester centre wins solar electricity from M&S

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 14:03

Colchester centre wins solar electricity from M&S

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 14:03

Completing our Triratna News mini-series marking the COP21 Climate change talks which finished in Paris at the weekend, Amalaketu writes from the UK to tell us about Colchester Buddhist Centre’s successful application to a fund run by major retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) for money for solar PV (photovoltaic panels) to generate its own electricity. 

Amalaketu is also responsible for Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme. He writes: “We bought the...

Triratna News
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?...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme is growing and growing, and it’s burst out of Britain! The Dutch sanghas in Amsterdam and at Metta Vihara Retreat Centre are among 10 centres certified so far, with two more pending. (See list below.)

Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK, is the latest of these centres, where Kamalamani is the centre’s Sustainability Co-ordinator. She writes: “Triratna’s Sustainable Centre scheme is another way of reminding ourselves at home and in our public centres that...

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