Tag: environmentalism

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Touching the Earth with Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 20 Feb, 2021 - 06:02

How might we respond, as Buddhists, to the emerging environmental crises facing the planet? Starting from where his earlier talk, “Saying Goodbye to the Earth,” leaves off, Gunopeta explores the implications of what happens when we open our hearts to our deep emotional response to these crises.

With the aid of guided meditation, poetry, ritual, and our felt connection to nature and the holiness of place, we can learn to “touch the Earth...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

For the Earth, From the Sangha: Poetry Readings and Other Voices

By marysalome on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:08

This is a companion recording to the series of podcasts I produced for Earth Week 2020: Hair On Fire - Buddhist Responses Turning Toward Climate Change

  1. Eva Soncin introduced Vimalasara.
     
  2. Vimalasara read “I am Africa” from her recently published book of poems, I Am Still Your Negro: An Homage to James Baldwin, published by University of Alberta Press. It’s available at your favorite online book sellers, and on order from local independent bookstores.
     
  3. Paul Greenberg read excerpts
  4. ...
Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now have written to Triratna, via the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK:

“On 26th June, The Time is Now mass lobby of UK Parliament is taking place, and many faith organisations, faith communities and faith leaders, are taking part.

Workshops, an interfaith Walk of Witness, and interfaith Speaker Event are all taking place ahead of the mass lobby itself. 

Former Archbishop Rowan Williams, with Qari Asim MBE, Vishvapani, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Christine...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

By dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

By dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

August 11-25 at EcoDharma

To meet the social and ecological challenges of our times requires deep inner resources, interpersonal skills and fresh political thinking. Engaged Buddhist Training equips us for this kind of radical inner and outer transformation.

Check out this years training at http://www.ecodharma.com/courses-events/2018/05/05/engaged-buddhist-trai… or email events [at] ecodharma.com for more information.

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK elections produce a Triratna councillor for the Green Party

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 11:57

UK elections produce a Triratna councillor for the Green Party

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 11:57

The UK’s national and local elections in May this year produced two new Buddhist politicians, both Triratna mitras: a Conservative member of parliament at Westminster and Oscar Gillespie, a local councillor for the Green Party in Cambridge. (We hope to bring you a piece from the new MP later this year.) 

Oscar writes: “I have been an environmentalist and a vegetarian longer than I have been a Buddhist. I came to the Cambridge Buddhist Centre four years ago, and gained the conviction...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Eco-Sattva training rescheduled for September-November 2015

By Munisha on Thu, 14 May, 2015 - 12:44

Eco-Sattva training rescheduled for September-November 2015

By Munisha on Thu, 14 May, 2015 - 12:44

The “Eco-Sattva” online training mentioned in a previous post has been moved to 13th September - 15th November this year. Triratna’s Guhyapati is one of several teachers from different Buddhist traditions.

The organisers write: “We received a lot of feedback that the summer wasn’t great, that folks wanted more time to plan and gather their sanghas and we might be able to get in a few more great teachers.

Registered participants have been notified and most are choosing to just transfer their slot to the autumn....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month 2014 closes

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 00:58

Buddhist Action Month 2014 closes

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jul, 2014 - 00:58We’ve had the bold BAM! logo at the top of this page since the start of June. What was it? What happened?

Throughout June, a great many activities took place, in Brighton, Colchester, Essen, Exeter, Leeds, London, Manchester and Stockholm, to name just a few places.

Originally conceived of by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK as a nationwide day of British pan-Buddhist social action in 2012, Buddhist Action Month grew to a month in 2013...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Buddhist Action Month closes

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Jun, 2014 - 17:12

Buddhist Action Month closes

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Jun, 2014 - 17:12Buddhist Action Month is over. Long live BAM!

Read an overview of how it went, over on Triratna News.

It’s been hard to find out what you’ve been doing, however; clearly in future we need to develop the “communications” aspect of BAM, to encourage people to network across Triratna - and beyond, to all the other Buddhist traditions involved - and tell each other what they’ve done. Putting stuff on your personal or Centre...

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