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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Join Karuna's Board of Trustees

By Karuna on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:23

Join Karuna's Board of Trustees

By Karuna on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:23

Karuna is growing and is looking to diversify our Board of Trustees.

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in South Asia. Our work focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

Since the outbreak of covid, we have supported 350,000 people – enabling them and their families to survive the trials of this pandemic. We are looking for new trustees who are able to dedicate time, energy and skills to help us grow and steer the charity.  

​​The...

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Triratna Earth Sangha Conference 2021: Save the Dates!

By Shantigarbha on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 15:12

Triratna Earth Sangha Conference 2021: Save the Dates!

By Shantigarbha on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 15:12

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 September 2021, Online

Conference begins Friday: 
USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEST 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 07:00 (next day)

The Triratna Earth Sangha is a group of Triratna Order members, Mitras and Friends worldwide who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises we...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 14:56

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 14:56

A Conversation with Shantigarbha and Dhivan

Saturday 25th September

11.30 US PST | 13.30 Mexico | 14.30 US EST | 19.30 UK & IE | 20.30 Europe CET | 04.30 Australia EDT | 07.30 New Zealand

Reserve a space on this event

The first ethical precept in Buddhism outlines the central importance of non-harm in all our behaviour. Of course, in the Buddha’s day over 2,500 years ago, there was no climate emergency, or...

Windhorse Publications
Buddhist Centre Features

Book Launch - The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:14

Book Launch - The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:14

Monday 30 August
11.00 US PST | 13.00 Mexico | 14.00 US EST | 19.00 IE & UK | 20.00 Europe CET | 06.00 New Zealand (next day)

Windhorse Publications are holding an online book launch to celebrate the publication of their latest title The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency by Shantigarbha.

In the book Shantigarbha explores how we can wake up and respond to the climate and ecological crisis from...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Tale of the Whale

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

The Tale of the Whale

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

Padmacandra, an Order Member living in West Norfolk and associated with the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in the UK, has her first children’s picture book out as illustrator with Scallywag Press this month (March 2021).

The book, The Tale of the Whalewhich tells of an adventure between a child and a whale, has a strong environmental message about plastic pollution, and is suitable for 3 to 8 year olds (read 8 years plus!)

Padmacandra was asked if she would illustrate the book after the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Touching the Earth with Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 20 Feb, 2021 - 06:02

How might we respond, as Buddhists, to the emerging environmental crises facing the planet? Starting from where his earlier talk, “Saying Goodbye to the Earth,” leaves off, Gunopeta explores the implications of what happens when we open our hearts to our deep emotional response to these crises.

With the aid of guided meditation, poetry, ritual, and our felt connection to nature and the holiness of place, we can learn to “touch the Earth...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

East Coast US Climate Action
East Coast US Climate Action

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism and Social Justice

By Garavavati on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Buddhism and Social Justice

By Garavavati on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Wednesday 14th October, 7pm-8.30pm UK time

Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.

In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.

The...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

By kusaladevi on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

By kusaladevi on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

Watch the first two conversations with BIPOC/BAME and white Order members

Saturday 26th September:
11:00-13:00 PST |13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK + Ireland | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00

Moderator: Vimalasara

Panelists: Amaradipa, Amitamati, Bodhilila, Candramalin, Dayavasini, Dhivajri, Lokamitra,...

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