Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Your Support Needed! Click To Help Colchester Buddhists Go Solar...

By Candradasa on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 17:45

Your Support Needed! Click To Help Colchester Buddhists Go Solar...

By Candradasa on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 17:45

Hey, everyone! Can you help us with something very specific?

Our great friends in Colchester Buddhist Centre - who helped pioneer the Sustainable Buddhist Centre Scheme - just need about 200 of us to vote for them in their noble environmental quest to win funding for solar panels at their Buddhist Centre! There are 250 of us in this group alone…

It’s all based on most votes received and ends in two days on the 30th. Colchester were doing well and were in...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and the Modern World

By vajratara on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 10:46

Great to see those of you who came to the young women’s retreat at Tiratanaloka.  I was left feeling that the future of the Order is in good hands.  Here is the talk I gave about the state of the world: refugees, Jeremy Corbyn, money, power, the environment, and what the Buddhist response is.  I think we are on the brink of something quite new, and Buddhism has an important role to play… 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sahajatara - Apparell'd In Celestial Light

By Candradasa on Sat, 29 Aug, 2015 - 07:34

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, 
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparell’d in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.

Appropriately enough, a talk in a rainstorm! Sahajatara offers a beautiful discourse to close the Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful Arts event. She opens with this short extract from Wordsworth’s ‘Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood’ and a long reading from...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month 2015 was the best yet!

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 23:17

Buddhist Action Month 2015 was the best yet!

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 23:17

June was Buddhist Action Month (BAM) - and it’s over. A festival of pan-Buddhist social action started by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, it focuses largely on global warming and environmental sustainability; this year it’s gone increasingly international and in Triratna we had three themes, to inspire a wider range of activities: Sustainability; Awakening our Money Sense; and Caring for Others

2015 is BAM’s third year (having started in 2012 with a mere BAD – Buddhist Action Day!) It’s been the best year...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

10 tips to reduce our carbon footprint - part 2

By mokshini on Sun, 28 Jun, 2015 - 17:45

10 tips to reduce our carbon footprint - part 2

By mokshini on Sun, 28 Jun, 2015 - 17:45

Here is some more info is from the book called ‘How Bad are Bananas?‘ by Mike Berners-Lee. This book compares the relative amount of the carbon impact of a wide range of daily products and activities and gives an estimate of the actual carbon produced from each to help us make more informed choices. The carbon footprint figures for each product are estimates  (Co2e) - but the book makes it very obvious and easy to see where we can make choices that would significantly...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Is Western Buddhism the perfect ideological supplement to capitalism?!

By mokshini on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 10:30

Is Western Buddhism the perfect ideological supplement to capitalism?!

By mokshini on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 10:30

…at least this is what Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic who writes an occasional column for the Guardian newspaper in England, has suggested. Vaddhaka quotes him in his book ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’*:

“According to Zizek, what he calls ‘Western Buddhism’ is the ‘perfect ideological supplement’ to capitalism. He believes that the emphasis in ‘Western Buddhism’ on meditation encourages Buddhists to create an inner distance from the ‘mad dance’ of modern capitalism, to give up any attempt to...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Species In Pieces

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:28

Species In Pieces

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:28

I found this beautiful website extraordinarily moving… Species In Pieces: 30 Species. 30 Pieces. 1 Fragmented Survival.

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

By vidyakaya on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

By vidyakaya on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

A day at the Brighton Buddhist Centre to look at the Earth Metta Practice in more depth. 

How can we relate it to the Six Realms of the Wheel of Life?

How do we practice Metta towards those living in Hell Realms where all they know is suffering – or towards those who live in a realm where all they can understand is Power?

And how do we become Bodhisattvas?  How do we go about practicing the Perfections of Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Energy, Concentration and Wisdom?

Led by Vidyakaya...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Short survey: your Buddhist views on the environment

By Munisha on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:13

Short survey: your Buddhist views on the environment

By Munisha on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:13

Ellie has emailed us, from somewhere on the planet! 

She says “I am a student studying religion and would like it if you could please complete a 2-minute survey on Buddhist views concerning the enviroment.
 
By completing this survey you could really help me out in my research. If you have time, please add anything you feel that people should know about Buddhism and environmental ethics.”

Take the survey.

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

A Guide To Sustainable Buddhist Centres

By Amalaketu on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 21:37

For everything you need to know about the Sustainable Buddhist Centre Certification Scheme - including how to get the certificate signed by Order member and Low Carbon Consultant Amalaketu - here is our guide to sustainable Buddhist Centres!

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