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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Social change in San Francisco

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Action on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Action on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Over on Triratna News, there’s an nice video story of an American Buddhist working for social change: Vimalamoksha makes Tiny Homes for those living on the street in San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Triratna sanghas all over the world have been planning activities as part of this festival of Buddhist social action. Beginning in 2012 as a day (BAD!), this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations. The theme this year is ‘Connecting for change’, which we’re connecting strongly with the Bodhisattva Ideal.

Over on The Buddhist Centre Online’s dedicated BAM space you can follow...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Special Action for 2017 - #1 Join the divestment movement!

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 12:12

This year for Buddhist Action Month 2017, we are making five special suggestion for a BAM action: Number #1 is  DIVESTMENT. If you don’t know much about divestment, then here is your chance to find out,  and more to the point, we can join in!

Tejopala has written a very helpful short intro to divestment explaining what it is and how you and your Centre can join it - see his “fossil fuel divestment for BAM guide”. 


Divesting from fossil fuels 
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ecodharma
ecodharma

Launching the Ulex Project

Posted by guhyapati to ecodharma on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

Launching the Ulex Project

Posted by guhyapati to ecodharma on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

The Ulex Project is possibly the most exciting initiative that the Ecodharma team have ever undertaken. Building on years of successfully innovating and developing trainings which integrate inner and social transformation, we are launching a new education centre and training programme. The new Ulex Project training centre will extend Ecodharma’s reach and enable us to support activists and organisers all across Europe.

Europe’s facing some deep social and ecological challenges. There’s a fragmenting political climate and the far right is gaining ground...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The Endless Knot

Posted by Vishvapani to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

The Endless Knot

Posted by Vishvapani to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

2016 was a year of political upheaval in the UK, the USA and beyond. Are things as bad as we think? Should Buddhists get tangled up in it? Vishvapani investigates

Politics matters. I inherited this belief from my father who discovered it one November evening in 1938 when he made his way home from school in Berlin and saw the synagogue at the end of his street in flames while Nazi Brownshirts cheered and firemen stood and watched....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte (8 minutes) gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, participants and content of the ‘Social Engagement and Liberation’ conference, held 11th-14th October at Triratna’s Nagaloka Centre, near Nagpur, India. 

Held to mark the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, the conference was a collaboration between Triratna and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Clear Vision director Sanghadhara covered the conference for NewsByte. He writes:

“The conference...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

As Europe, and indeed, the world, faces very serious challenges, the Ecodharma Centre, in Spain, continues to explore how Buddhism can empower social engagement. This beautiful 4-minute video features activists reflecting on their lives, on retreat in the wonderful mountain landscape of Catalunya.

EcoDharma’s pioneering work in Engaged Buddhist Training has gained an international reputation over the last few years. This summer they worked with Engaged Buddhist writer and academic David Loy to host a ‘community of inquiry’ entitled...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

As we reported at the time, Triratna’s International Council met at Adhisthana in the first week of August. 

Representatives of the Order, College and Movement from all over the world gathered to practise together – through shrine room activities and business. Their three themes were 

  • World needs
  • Triratna’s System of Practice and 
  • Unity and working with conflict

Over on the International Council space on The Buddhist Centre Online you’ll find Dhammarati’s very beautiful visual summary of the meeting.

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The Significance of Dr Ambedkar In the West

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:34

Speaking during a festival day held to celebrate the life of Dr Ambedkar, Subhuti speaks about what significance Dr Ambedkar has outside India.

The main thrust of the talk is a list of three reasons why someone might convert to Buddhism, enumerated by Dr Ambedkar but applied to our situation in the West. Perhaps the most important is Dr Ambedkar’s insights into the need for society to be grounded in Ethics that are ‘sacred and universal,’ obviously he felt the Dhamma was...

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