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Buddhist Action

Do the plastic challenge for BAM 2017

By mokshini on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 09:52

The UK Marine Conservation Society have kindly laid on a Plastic Challenge just for us during Buddhist Action Month in June!! 

They are inviting people to go for a day, a week, a month without single-use plastic - I tried this last year, and was sobered how very hard it was to do; but it is real eye-opener. A great action to have a go at for BAM with some friends or your sangha, and it will certainly raise...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Forest Garden

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 - 11:36

The Forest Garden

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 - 11:36

For the past 6 years Sagaravajra has been creating a Pure Land in a small field in a corner of East Devon, UK

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

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…...

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...

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...

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...