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John’s Tips for Greenspace Climate Action

By gunabhadri on Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 18:51

John Marder, One of the committee members of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK produced a document on Greenspace Climate Action for Buddhist Action Month 2019. The introduction reads:

“In February this year, Buddhists from a number of different groups and traditions, gathered to discuss right actions that could be taken in response to the climate problem. Greenspace projects featured strongly amongst the ideas that were shared, prompting NBO to develop this guidance.  Its intention is to provide basic...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Beyond BAM 2018

By Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

Beyond BAM 2018

By Christine on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 21:03

BAM 2018 witnessed a variety of initiatives to make the world a better place. Let’s rejoice in our individual and collective capacities to transform and to change the world. Sadhu!!! 

What about Beyond BAM? Transformation of self and world cannot be limited to the month of June alone! 

One tangible way we can maintain our ethical vigilance has been made possible by our friends at Ethical Consumer, who were so inspired by Buddhist Action Month that they have offered to extend the special BAM offer beyond June. Simply type...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

2017 BAM report

By mokshini on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:40

Christine Thuring is one of our greatest BAM enthusiasts. After several years organising and running events in Sheffield, Christine has been coordinating Buddhist Action Month on behalf of the Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) since 2016. The NBO initiated the BAM campaign in 2012, and is a UK-based organisation uniting numerous Buddhist traditions. (Because Triratna is a member of the NBO, all members of the Triratna sangha in the UK are automatically members of the NBO. Check it out, there are lots of interesting projects...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM questionnaire

By mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 07:45

BAM questionnaire

By mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 07:45

The Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) in the UK has commissioned a research and design project in order to support those engaging in BAM and to help the idea to flourish. Part of that project is a questionnaire - here is the link: 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Buddhist_Action_Month

Your participation would be greatly appreciated - thank you! ...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

A very short History of Buddhist Action Month in the UK

By mokshini on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:06

A very short History of Buddhist Action Month in the UK

By mokshini on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 13:06

A Short History of BAM

BAM is the UK’s Buddhist Action Month - a festival of Buddhist social action held across Britain every June. Conceived by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO) (www.nbo.org.uk), it keeps expanding.  

It all started with …

A Year of Service and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012
As part of national celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee, 2012 saw Buddhists taking part in the year-long national UK inter-faith project, ‘A Year of...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Invite to open meeting of the NBO on 5 November 2016

By mokshini on Sat, 1 Oct, 2016 - 13:01

The Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO )is hosting a gathering in London on November 5th, details below and on the attached poster. The main emphasis of the gathering is to discuss the theme, “Buddhism in action: what are we doing?”, but there will be a short AGM, too. 
You and members of all Triratna Sangha are warmly invited to come along, and please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested. These gatherings are a unique...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

What is DANCE?

By Munisha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 12:00

What is DANCE?

By Munisha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 12:00

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) is a “space for connecting to explore the breadth of possible Dharma responses to climate change and related issues.”

Originating with Gaia House, in Devon, UK, a centre connected with the Insight Meditation tradition, its publicity does not yet reflect awareness of BAM (which is growing but not yet that well known). Maybe nearby Triratna sanghas would like to make contact.

Find DANCE on Facebook.
Visit the DANCE website....

Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

BAM: What are YOU doing?

By Munisha on Sun, 18 May, 2014 - 14:02

BAM: What are YOU doing?

By Munisha on Sun, 18 May, 2014 - 14:02Yes! BAM is June and it’s nearly here. Manchester mitras Rebecca Frost and Claire Morris are the national co-ordinators, for the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO). They write:

There’s a great deal happening but we don’t know much about it yet!
Please rvfrost [at] hotmail.com (email Rebecca and Claire with )rvfrost [at] hotmail.com (your plans.)

Still not sure what your Centre or group could...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Buddhists take part in UK Buddhist Action Month

By Munisha on Fri, 13 Sep, 2013 - 00:29

Triratna Buddhists take part in UK Buddhist Action Month

By Munisha on Fri, 13 Sep, 2013 - 00:29Triratna Buddhists took part in the UK’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM) in July this year. Linked to the festival of Dharma Day, BAM is sponsored by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO).

July 2012 saw the UK’s first Buddhist Action Day (BAD), with the environmental theme Earthkind. It was such a success, the NBO decided to make it last a whole month this year and repeat the theme...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Is Conflict Good For You?

By Munisha on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 11:30

Is Conflict Good For You?

By Munisha on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 11:30Here’s a conference involving members of the Triratna Buddhist Order active in the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, alongside the Centre for Applied Buddhism, and the Network of Engaged Buddhists

Transforming Conflict

Taplow Court, Berkshire, UK, 16th – 18th August, 2013

How would it be if we were to see conflict as transformative, rather than negative and painful? Buddhism suggests that out of difficulties and conflicts can develop...

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