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For the Earth, From the Sangha: Poetry Readings and Other Voices

By marysalome on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:08

This is a companion recording to the series of podcasts I produced for Earth Week 2020: Hair On Fire - Buddhist Responses Turning Toward Climate Change

  1. Eva Soncin introduced Vimalasara.
     
  2. Vimalasara read “I am Africa” from her recently published book of poems, I Am Still Your Negro: An Homage to James Baldwin, published by University of Alberta Press. It’s available at your favorite online book sellers, and on order from local independent bookstores.
     
  3. Paul Greenberg read excerpts
  4. ...
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For the Earth: The Environment and Social Justice

By kusaladevi on Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 - 11:41

For the Earth: The Environment and Social Justice

By kusaladevi on Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 - 11:41

For the Earth: The Environment and Social Justice, closing panel, Sunday 5th July

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET | India 23.30 | Sydney 04.00 (Monday 6th) | Auckland 06.00

Join us for a closing panel of five great speakers to help us round off BAM 2020!

Joining all of our wonderful, previous guests from this month’s exploration of how Buddhist practice...

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Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 10:50

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 10:50

Join Viveka and Paramananda for the final of their four live conversations, on Saturday 4th July

USA 9am PST | México 11am | USA 12pm EST | UK & IE 5pm | Europe 6pm CET

These conversations take place in Zoom and are approximately 60 minutes long. You can see their most recent conversation here on Facebook.

Visit our Events space to reserve a place and make a donation.

Viveka is the former Chair of the San Francisco Buddhist Center, a dynamic and popular meditation teacher and retreat leader, with profound experience...

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For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 13:01

For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 13:01

For the Earth: Deeper Resources for Action, by Guhyapati, Sunday 28th June

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

The last year has seen important shifts in public narrative and awareness around the climate crisis. We’re living through enormous mobilisations on key social and ecological issues. For many, this feels like a turning point. In the midst of this historic point of disruption, awareness of the complexity of social change should alerts...

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Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Join Viveka and Paramananda for the second of their four live conversations, on Monday June 22nd

USA 9am PST | México 11am | USA 12pm EST | UK & IE 5pm | Europe 6pm CET

These conversations take place in Zoom and are approximately 60 minutes long. You can see their first conversation here on Facebook.

Visit our Events space to reserve a place and make a donation.

Viveka is the former Chair...

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For the Earth: The Earth is My Witness

By kusaladevi on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 12:13

For the Earth: The Earth is My Witness

By kusaladevi on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 12:13

For the Earth: The Earth is My Witness, by Aryadrishti, Sunday June 21st

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

When Mara challenged the Buddha on the verge of enlightenment on his worth, he called the earth as his witness. The earth now is a witness to all the greed, hatred, and delusion of centuries of human occupation. Just as the Buddha saw...

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For the Earth: The Art of Skilful Choices by Vimalamoksha

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 - 14:45

For the Earth: The Art of Skilful Choices by Vimalamoksha

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 - 14:45

For the Earth: The Art of Skilful Choices by Vimalamoksha, Saturday 13th June

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

As the fragility of our collective society is becoming more and more apparent to more and more people, it is important to investigate the motivation that drives our actions personally and collectively. Especially if we want...

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For Nothing Is Fixed: Reflecting on Racism

By Viveka on Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:39

Dear Sangha friends,

I wanted to offer you a podcast to listen to in these times. Paramananda and I met on May 25 to record a conversation for The Buddhist Centre Online. At the time George Floyd had not yet died an unjust death in an encounter with police. Another black man Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting while jogging in Georgia was in the news. Our conversation began with a poem from James Baldwin and opened to reflections about the relevance and purpose of...

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The Compassionate Revolution - BAM! 2020

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 17:55

The Compassionate Revolution - BAM! 2020

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 17:55

Did you know it’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM!)? Taking place around the world throughout June, this year’s theme is “For the Earth” and we have exciting events taking place throughout the month.

Join us this Sunday 7th June for the first live event - a Presentation and Q&A by Parami: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UKIE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

Reserve a...

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Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 15:14

Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 15:14

“The only way we can face the suffering in the world is to be involved in ending it.”

Back in April, The Buddhist Centre Online commissioned a series of podcasts called ‘Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change’, released to mark Earth week.

To introduce that series we had a great conversation with Sara Khorasani and Akuppa, voyaging through time and the underworld of our own life,...

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