This is a thorough read on the historical role that early Buddhism played to the economic and political development of Asia, from the perspective of environmental impact. It’s not the view that we’re normally taught, and I found it a bit challenging for this reason.
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Amalaketu talks about Eco Dharma at Colchester Buddhist Centre’s Sangha Night series on Engaged Buddhism. Entitled “Introducing Eco Dharma”, he maps out the possible Buddhist response to the environmental crisis.
By Munisha on Wed, 17 Sep, 2014 - 00:59July’s meeting of the European Chairs’ Assembly at Adhisthana saw the launch of a new environmental initiative for Triratna worldwide.
The Triratna Sustainable Buddhist Centre Project isn’t just a good idea! It comes complete with a practical Centre Certification Scheme devised by Amalaketu. He’s Chair of the Colchester Buddhist Centre, UK and a specialist in energy efficiency.
The aim of the scheme is to champion sustainability across Triratna and to support Buddhist centres to exemplify...
By guhyapati on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 09:33This is a discussion with Sahajatara, Yogaratna, and Lindsay Alderton about their recent efforts to promote concern and action around climate change within the Triratna Community and the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement. The conversation took place mid summer 2014. it was arranged and hosted by the ecodharma centre (www.ecodharma.com).
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a curious exploration entitled “Meeting Another’s ‘Environment’.” Sharing the teaching of Lin Chi on ‘environment’ and how we meet a whole container of history, memories, emotions when we meet another. With stories about Hakuin, the Samurai and the Order Member Saghasen in India, this little excerpt packs a punch!
What we call the world is much more a relationship, and it’s all rather mysterious. Exploring Buddhist practices of non-separateness, the elements, change and transformation, Vajragupta beautifully unveils our connection with nature.