This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.
So what is BAM?
“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...
Presenting Triratna to the European Buddhist Union meeting in Berlin in September, I mentioned Triratna’s recent success in attracting more young people. With most sanghas ageing, people wanted to know our secret.
One answer is that we appointed a Young Buddhist co-ordinator to encourage young Buddhist activities and help other young Buddhists develop the confidence to lead.
By Padmakumara on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 12:05After the Dharma Festival and Ben’s Mitra Ceremony we resume ‘normal’ activities this coming week.
Drop-in Meditation 6.30-7.30pm (suggested donation £2-£5). Sangha Night 7.30-9.15pm Beauty and the Dharma Life - Padmakumara will explore what has been referred to as a hidden teaching in Buddhism: Beauty. How does living Buddhist teachings help us perceive more Beauty? What is it about the experience of Beauty that makes it so valuable? Join us for this, meditation, and much more (suggested donation £4-£10). ...
By Padmakumara on Sat, 12 Jul, 2014 - 10:17Dharma Day Celebrations - Tuesday 15th July
Please join us for an auspicious celebration of the Buddha’s first discourse. Occuring two full moons after his Complete Awakening the Buddha spoke to five disciples from his time as an ascetic. One, Kondanna, woke up himself and at that moment the Buddha realised that others could understand for themselves how things really are. The rest, as they say, is history, over 2,500 years of it right up to us, here and...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 22 Jun, 2012 - 05:49Tim writes from Oxford UK with news of a new Triratna sangha in that venerable city, saying - “Yes, the rumours are true: there is now a Triratna group in Oxford!
We had a meeting in late January in which a number of us agreed that we wanted a regular sangha meeting in Oxford. Since March we’ve been meeting every Tuesday evening for meditation and discussions as well as monthly day events led by Order Members.