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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations

Sangharakshita, Peace is a Fire

What Meditation Is and What It Isn’t
Often one of the first things one learns when one comes into contact with Buddhism - and sometimes even before that - is meditation. However, it is not always clear exactly what meditation is, or easy to articulate it! In the last 5 years of The Buddhist Centre Online there have...

Triratna News
Triratna News

It's Buddhist Action Month!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

It's Buddhist Action Month!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe.  In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.

In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...

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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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Benefit the world by doing a Karuna Appeal for Buddhist Action Month

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

Benefit the world by doing a Karuna Appeal for Buddhist Action Month

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

“After this I feel I can do anything in the whole world” - Vicki from Sheffield at the end of her 2018 spring Karuna appeal.  Karuna Appeals provide participants with an opportunity to connect with others and themselves, all while giving something back to the world. 

Are you interested in going beyond who you think you are? To benefit the world during Buddhist Action Month (BAM)?  There are 2 spaces available in the next women’s appeal, from 2 June...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

BAM 2018: Focusing on Digital Technology and a Positive Collective Narrative

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

BAM 2018: Focusing on Digital Technology and a Positive Collective Narrative

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

Mokshini writes on the BAM space: “Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is an opportunity to reflect on our values, and to take the time to think about and adjust a habit that we know has an adverse affect on ourselves and on the planet. Typical BAM activities over the last few years have included litter picks, beach cleans, a month of going vegan, or mindful time spent in nature - there are more ideas in the BAM Handbook

This...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Green Earth Awakening

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

Green Earth Awakening

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

In the latest NewsByte, Clear Vision looks back at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening festival, held 20th-24th September this year, when Buddhists of several traditions came together with non-Buddhists and activists and campaigners for a few days’ camping in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, UK.

As Buddhafield say on their website, “The Green Earth Awakening is a convergence of engaged Buddhism, community living, land skills, and creative responses [leading] towards social resilience.”

Go next year? Read about Green Earth Awakening 2018...

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

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
Watch another video about the Tiny Homes Project.
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