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FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our first FBA Podcast in the series is “The Bodhisattvas Reply”. Inspired by a poem from Sangharakshita entitled The Bodhisattvas Reply, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engagement with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

Talk given at...
Triratna News
Triratna News

International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Jul, 2014 - 00:24

International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Jul, 2014 - 00:24The International Buddhist Relief Organisation (IBRO) invites expressions of interest from Buddhists who would like to form a new committee to take over the running of this organisation.

“The International Buddhist Relief Organisation is a UK-based NGO recognised by the UN. It was established as a charity in 1995 with the registered aim ‘to help relieve the suffering of people everywhere, regardless of their status, creed or geographical location, who are in...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 11:55

International Buddhist Relief Organisation seeks new committee

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 11:55The International Buddhist Relief Organisation (IBRO) invites expressions of interest from Buddhists who would like to form a new committee to take over the running of this organisation.

“The International Buddhist Relief Organisation is a UK-based NGO recognised by the UN. It was established as a charity in 1995 with the registered aim ‘to help relieve the suffering of people everywhere, regardless of their status, creed or geographical location, who are in condition...
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

Three papers from the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:31
Here are the three papers presented by Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa at the United Nations Day of Vesak Conference 2014 in Vietnam.

Read their report on the conference.
File NameSize
Amoghamati's paper152.71 KB
Karunamati's paper159.2 KB
Vajrapushpa's paper101.12 KB
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...

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