Triratna News
Triratna News

UK Buddhists call for fossil fuel divestment

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 23:26

UK Buddhists call for fossil fuel divestment

By Munisha on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 23:26

On 28th February, two British Triratna Buddhists and six from Gaia House (working together in the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement) carried out a small protest action at the Wellcome Collection in London.

Yogaratna writes: “The Wellcome Trust does excellent work funding medical research, but has large investments in fossil fuel corporations. Since fossil fuel extraction is exacerbating climate change, which is very harmful to human health, we were calling on the Trust to...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhafield 2016!

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Jan, 2016 - 18:15

Buddhafield 2016!

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Jan, 2016 - 18:15

Satydarshin over at Buddhafield has provided this most excellent graphic overview of the events planned so far in 2016.

Download and keep! 

Further information 
www.buddhafield.com/festival
www.buddhafield.com/gea
www.buddhafield.com/retreats

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

Christmas recipes and food ideas

By jane.easton@blu... on Tue, 15 Dec, 2015 - 12:24

Christmas recipes and food ideas

By jane.easton@blu... on Tue, 15 Dec, 2015 - 12:24

Whether you’re eating with fellow vegans/veggies or sharing the holiday with meat eaters, why not offer some lovely, kind and inclusive food that everyone can eat? I cook vegan every year for ‘mixed’ friends and family, all of whom love the all vegan dinner, desserts and everything! 

http://www.viva.org.uk/christmas 

Triratna News
Triratna News

Colchester centre wins solar electricity from M&S

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 14:03

Colchester centre wins solar electricity from M&S

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 14:03

Completing our Triratna News mini-series marking the COP21 Climate change talks which finished in Paris at the weekend, Amalaketu writes from the UK to tell us about Colchester Buddhist Centre’s successful application to a fund run by major retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) for money for solar PV (photovoltaic panels) to generate its own electricity. 

Amalaketu is also responsible for Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme. He writes: “We bought the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Tejopala - Nature and the Greater Mandala

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 21:50

Tejopala - Nature and the Greater Mandala

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 21:50

If you want to know wheat you’re missing on our Urban Retreat… There’s still time to sign up (it’s free)!

www.thebuddhistcentre.com/urbanretreat

As part of the Triratna’s International Urban Retreat for 2015, Tejopala from Melbourne, Australia, gives a beautiful talk about the relationship between a Dharma perspective on life and the urgency of the need to care for nature. Some great questions asked here, all amidst an urban natural space…

Triratna News
Triratna News

This Sunday: 24 hours of meditation for the earth

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 17:12

This Sunday: 24 hours of meditation for the earth

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 17:12

Vassika is Chair of Le centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris. She writes to let us know of an event this coming Sunday and Monday, 1st and 2nd November, in preparation for COP21.

“In Paris - and in France - we are preparing for the COP21 meeting on climate change this December. It is encouraging to see how much concern there is for this issue in France, and there are many things being planned to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 4 - Tejopala and Akasamati on Climate Change and Triratna

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 01:12

Parami is back, reporting from  Australasia - or is it Oceania? - talking with two friends who have spent much of their adult lives reflecting on - and acting upon - climate change as an integral aspect of their Buddhist practice. A fascinating, sometimes sobering, but realistically positive conversation about what environmental issues have to do with the Dharma - and what we can do to get involved…

Topics covered include ‘transition towns’; Al Gore’s initiative; thinking about our kids; how to...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

24 heures de méditation pour la Terre

By Ujumani on Fri, 16 Oct, 2015 - 20:23

24 heures de méditation pour la Terre

By Ujumani on Fri, 16 Oct, 2015 - 20:23

A Paris et en France, nous nous préparons pour la réunion du COP21 sur le changement climatique. Il est encourageant de voir le réel intérêt qu’il y a pour cette question en France, et beaucoup de choses sont prévues pour sensibiliser le public et pour faire pression sur les parties concernées, afin d’assurer que cette réunion aboutisse vraiment à un plan efficace pour l’...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Colchester Buddhist Centre Wins Huge Grant for Solar Panels

By Rijupatha on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 13:22

Colchester Buddhist Centre Wins Huge Grant for Solar Panels

By Rijupatha on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 13:22

Colchester Buddhist Centre - who helped pioneer the Sustainable Buddhist Centre Scheme - are absolutely delighted to announce that they have won funding for solar photovoltaic panels at their new Buddhist centre, thanks to you and your votes!

It was an amazing effort from all of the Triratna sangha, with votes cast from all over the world! It was a neck-and-neck race at the end as they were almost 100 votes behind in competition with a well-organized village hall for the...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Dharma talk: Reclamation of the sacred (Thanissara)

By Christine on Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 - 12:28

This Dharma talk explores collective dislocation, naming colonial devastation and the movement towards tenderness. One of the resources from the Eco-Sattva Training course.

http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/178/talk/27138/

Thanissara, a practitioner since 1975, was a Theravada nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally the last 20 years. She is co-founder and director of Dharmagiri Hermitage and Outreach in South Africa and spends time between there and the US. She has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from Karuna Institute...

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