Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

East Coast US Climate Action
East Coast US Climate Action

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

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Buddhist Action

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

Sunday June 7: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK &  IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

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The current situation has shone a stark light on the failings of our society in many spheres of life. As we recover from the covid crisis and rebuild towards a ‘new normal’ we must not...

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BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month. The theme for BAM activities this year is ‘For the Earth’. Akuppa’s Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View will be available for free until 14 June. You can download it here.

We published this book 11 years ago, and now we know much more about biodiversity loss, extreme weather, and climate change. At the heart of this book is a timeless dialogue between Buddhist and...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

FOR THE EARTH...

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

FOR THE EARTH...

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

On 1, 8 and 15 June, Sangha night will focus on the theme for Buddhist Action Month, which this year is …for the Earth. We will explore what we want to do or say ‘for the Earth’, with short talks, discussion and ritual and with reference to the Brahmaviharas – specifically Metta (love), Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These weeks will be led by Karunagita with support from Katja and the Sangha night team. 

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the Buddhist path. Please donate here.

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

By Maitridevi on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

By Maitridevi on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

In October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that without dramatic action we will not be able to limit global warming to a 1.5C increase. They state “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and far-reaching changes… at an unprecedented scale.”

In 2019 the UN Biodiversity report estimated that around one million species “already face extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.”

It is clear from these reports that planet Earth is at present under severe ecological threat....

Triratna News
Triratna News

June is Buddhist Action Month!

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 14:50

June is Buddhist Action Month!

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 14:50

Buddhist Action Month is only a month away! For 2017 the theme of this festival of Buddhist social action is ‘Connecting for Change’ - seeking to address the seemingly increasing polarisation, disharmony and divergence within many societies.

Having started in 2012 as an initiative of the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations BAM is now in its fifth year and increasingly international and pan-Buddhist. 

Of course the Triratna Buddhist Community is dedicated to the Bodhisattva Ideal all year round, but...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Exeter & Devon sangha beach clean

By mokshini on Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 21:55

Exeter & Devon sangha beach clean

By mokshini on Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 21:55

This post could be entitled ‘How to do something positive for the world and have a really good day at the same time’: the Exeter & Devon Triratna sangha met with members of other local Buddhist groups - Western Chan fellowship, Gaia House group and Diamond Way - at Dawlish Warren, a little seaside resort south of Exeter, and followed Neil, our beachcare officer, along the beach, away from the shops selling flip flops and ice cream.  

10 minutes on the...

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