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Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

UK Network of Engaged Buddhists dissolves

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:47

UK Network of Engaged Buddhists dissolves

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 14:47The UK’s Network of Engaged Buddhists recently announced its decision to dissolve itself and to hand over its assets to the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK.

At a meeting at the end of May, the membership published this announcement - including the interesting observation that NEB’s closure reflects a growth rather than a decline in Socially Engaged Buddhism:

“The Network of Engaged Buddhists has today (24th May 2014) dissolved formally as an organisation...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12Have a look at these two posts on Triratna News, definitely related to Buddhist social action:

Three dharmacharinis’ account of their participation in the annual United Nations Vesak conference:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/triratna-women-speak-out-un-day-vesak…

and the three papers they gave, variously related to women, caste, poverty and meat-eating:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/three-papers-un-day-vesak-conference-…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa write about their recent visit to Vietnam, where they gave papers at the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Conference. (Vesak, or Wesak, is the south Asian term for the festival now more usually known as Buddha Day in Triratna.)

“Held in the beautiful new Bai Dinh temple, south of Hanoi, this year’s conference looked at the Buddhist world’s contribution to achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Karunamati presented research from...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40Manchester’s Engaged Buddhist Kula is holding a Flashmob meditation (also known as a Medmob) in the city centre this Thursday.

More details here.
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Radical ethics at Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 18:01

Radical ethics at Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 18:01Buddhist Action Month kicked off in Manchester with last Sunday’s Radical Ethics event at the Manchester Buddhist Centre. Amitasuri was there and reports:

“Seventeen of us, aged from 20s to 60s, gathered for an afternoon run by the Centre’s Manchester Engaged Buddhist Kula.

First the Kula members talked about how they practise the precepts and the challenges they face doing this. In particular, Simon Bradley gave the example of imagining that his carbon footprint was quite...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Munisha explains BAM for non-Buddhists

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 18:46

Munisha explains BAM for non-Buddhists

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 18:46Hi! I’m co-Chair of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, which is running BAM in partnership with Triratna. Here’s what I wrote about BAM for the website of Together in Service, the multifaith social action project of which BAM is a part.

Buddhism generally has a very positive image in the UK, as a peaceful, meditative lifestyle. At the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, we’d like to mess that up a...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Going beyond BAM

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 05:46

Going beyond BAM

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 05:46Friday’s post on Triratna News reported on the upcoming BAM - Buddhist Action Month, rolling out across the UK throughout June. Alongside BAM, Triratna is also launching two parallel initiatives: ‘Beyond BAM’ and the ‘Sustainable Centres Project’.

Beyond BAM looks to have an impact beyond the month of June and is asking “could, or should, Triratna projects commit to making some long-term, permanent changes to how they operate? Could...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna prepares for Buddhist Action Month - and beyond…

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Mar, 2014 - 04:55

Triratna prepares for Buddhist Action Month - and beyond…

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Mar, 2014 - 04:55June 2014 sees the third annual ‘Buddhist Action Month’ - BAM for short - happening across Triratna. BAM is, in essence, a celebration of our aspiration - and the Dharma’s power - to change the world for the better. And we’d like you to be part of it! it’s a great opportunity to explore and celebrate the connections between our ethical commitment as Buddhists and the needs of our society and the wider environment.

Participating is simple:...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ecodharma taking lead in creating local alternative economics in Spain

By lokabandhu on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 05:34

Ecodharma taking lead in creating local alternative economics in Spain

By lokabandhu on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 05:34Guhyapati writes from the Catalan Pyrenees with news of the Ecodharma project, saying - “Ecodharma is a Triratna retreat centre with a unique social mission: amidst the challenges of Spain’s economic slump, known popularly as “la crisis”, the centre is championing alternative economic initiatives. This month we have recommitted resources to continue taking a lead role working with local communities, building economic resilience amongst the economically depressed mountain areas of Pallars Jussa and Sobrira”.

“Although there are...
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Triratna News

Melbourne Med-Mob meditation

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:14

Melbourne Med-Mob meditation

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:14Jodie writes from Triratna’s Melbourne Buddhist Centre where they’ve just celebrated their first meditation flash mob. She says - “The bad jokes came rolling in while we were organising our latest Melbourne event, a meditation “flash mob”. With first prize going to Harvey’s “We could be arrested for disturbing the unease.” Seriously, as part of this year’s Urban Retreat we decided to spend a Friday evening meditating outside and chose Federation Square for the event, in...

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