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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.

+Follow the International Council on The Buddhist Centre...

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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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna’s International Council is meeting for at Adhisthana all this week. This is the fourth meeting of the Council, which held its first meeting in 2011.

What is the International Council?

Thirty three delegates from across Triratna’s six Areas are using their time to consider matters of common interest brought to them by Order members all over the world, including ethics, how and what we teach and responding to the needs of the world.

Follow reports from each day of the meeting over on the Council’s...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Ksanti (Patience): A response to the modern world

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 19:44

Ksanti (Patience): A response to the modern world

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 19:44

Vajratara has been on the move!  She arrived in Sheffield after the referendum in the UK about leaving the EU, a time of political turmoil.  How can we have a Buddhist response to political change, particularly the rise of ‘ugly’ nationalism and hate crimes?  Does Ksanti mean doing nothing, or can it lead to more creative action?

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action All Year

Posted by guhyapati to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

Buddhist Action All Year

Posted by guhyapati to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

It’s almost the end of Buddhist Action Month, but Engaging as Buddhists goes on all year. Its not always easy. It takes skill, energy, resources and courage. This is why the Ecodharma Centre is supporting Buddhist Action through our Engaged Buddhist Training and other courses bringing the Dharma to empower social change.

Here’s our new video on Engaged Buddhist Training!...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

Over on Triratna News, you can find details of an international conference in celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion 60 years ago, to be held at Triratna’s Nagaloka Buddhist Centre in India, 11th-14th October 2016.

Read the Triratna News article.

The conference is being organised in partnership with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and sees Order members including Subhuti speaking alongside Buddhist women and men of many traditions....

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