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Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

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, this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations

This year we have an invitation to explore two particular angles of ‘transforming self, transforming world’:

transforming self: looking at the effect of digital technology on the well-being of us as individuals and on society
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Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Meeting my selves! By Caroline Ivimey-Parr

By Sanghamani on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:56

Meeting my selves! By Caroline Ivimey-Parr

By Sanghamani on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:56

The phrase “the hardest thing I’d ever have done” is often used to describe appeals. It’s true – I’ve never done something as completely challenging and engaging on every level.

The hardest person for me to meet on the appeal has turned out to be myself. I love meeting strangers; I’m hungry for the connection and I find it much easier to hold rejection from others lightly. Facing up to the everyday ways I’m making my own life harder though is terrifying.

When you...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Transform self and world this BAM with Karuna

By Sanghamani on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 15:47

Transform self and world this BAM with Karuna

By Sanghamani on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 15:47

Hi there…
Sanghamani here!

For this year’s Buddhist Action Month, I’m looking for volunteers to join me for our telephone appeal, based in the Karuna office in North London. 

Karuna Appeals give us an opportunity to connect with others and ourselves, all while giving something back to the world. Using metta, sensitivity and awareness, we will work together to transform fear and resistance, exploring how we can remain open when faced with difference.

Our campaigns are perfect conditions to practice engaged Buddhism, a chance to...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha 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

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

By Munisha on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

By Munisha 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...

ecodharma
ecodharma

Launching the Ulex Project

By guhyapati on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

Launching the Ulex Project

By guhyapati 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

By Vishvapani on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

The Endless Knot

By Vishvapani 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

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

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

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

By Munisha 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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

By Munisha 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...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

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

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

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

By Munisha 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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