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Triratna In The Buddhist World

Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

By Vishvapani on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

By Vishvapani on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

On 26th June I represented Buddhists at a gathering of the interfaith group, Faith For The Climate Network, which preceded a Mass Lobby of the UK parliament.

Over the last couple of years I have spoken a few times about climate change in my regular Thought for the Day slot on BBC Radio 4. As a result, the co-ordinator of the Faith for the Climate Network invited me to join other faith ‘leaders’...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Interreligious Climate Pilgrimage

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

Interreligious Climate Pilgrimage

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Oslo Buddhist Centre teams up with the Church of Norway to organize an Interreligious Pilgrimage, encouraging dialogue between different faiths and to explore their engagement and responses to the climate change crisis

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

More Triratna climate change actions

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 11:43

More Triratna climate change actions

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 11:43

Continuing our Triratna News mini-series marking the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, more news of climate change actions from around the Triratna world. 

Dublin Buddhist Centre, in Ireland, released their Statement on Human-Caused Global Warming today. Last week, we hear, Triratna individuals were among those staging a ritual inside the British Museum, as part of the Art, not Oil coalition’s opposition to BP’s (British Petroleum) sponsorship of several British arts institutions.

And what of the marches?...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme is growing and growing, and it’s burst out of Britain! The Dutch sanghas in Amsterdam and at Metta Vihara Retreat Centre are among 10 centres certified so far, with two more pending. (See list below.)

Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK, is the latest of these centres, where Kamalamani is the centre’s Sustainability Co-ordinator. She writes: “Triratna’s Sustainable Centre scheme is another way of reminding ourselves at home and in our public centres that...

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...

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

The Man Who Stopped France’s Food Waste Seeks To Globalize The Law!

By vidyakaya on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 17:59

The Man Who Stopped France’s Food Waste Seeks To Globalize The Law!

By vidyakaya on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 17:59

The Man Who Stopped France’s Food Waste Seeks To Globalize The Law!

May 27, 2015 by Amanda Froelich 

see link http://www.trueactivist.com/the-man-who-stopped-frances-food-waste-seeks…

Arash Derambarsh, the local councillor who kick-started the fight against food waste in his own Paris suburb, seeks to convince other countries to follow France’s lead and eliminate food waste.

The internet was in a frenzy when France recently passed legislation making it illegal for stores to purposely waste discarded food. As many pointed out in the comments section of True Activist’s coverage, such an...

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