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'I'm black, I'm white, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist" - Advayamati's reflections on 'Black Lives Matter'

By advayamati on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:30

'I'm black, I'm white, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist" - Advayamati's reflections on 'Black Lives Matter'

By advayamati on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:30

Reflecting on the Black Lives Matter events, Advayamati gave this talk at the Bristol Buddhist Centre Sangha Night on Tuesday 9 June, two days after the statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down in Bristol.  

This protest was part of an international response to the death of George Floyd in the USA.  

Advayamati ‘tells it straight, with warmth and humour’,  as a man of mixed race (‘I’m black, I’m white, I’m Jewish, I’m...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Statement from the council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre on 5th June 2020

The council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre affirms our commitment to equality, human dignity and social justice. We aspire to understand the impact that racism has on us all.

We are heartbroken that systemic racism and the ongoing hostility towards black communities has resulted in the murder of George Floyd while in US police custody. We invite our whole community to examine our own prejudices, have the courage to speak...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Your liberation is bound up with mine

By dhsaraha on Sat, 13 Jun, 2020 - 01:45

Racism, the legacy of slavery, seems even more relevant now. I gave this talk in Birmingham a few months ago, I offer it here.

Activism, slavery, the Bodhisattva vow and utopia.

Diversity, freedom, the Buddha. Successful responses to capitalism and other forms of suffering and injustice. What power do we have in relation to those ‘in power’?


Welcoming rage and passion along with peace, love, bliss and agency into our Sangha is the path to liberation. Bring suffering close to the heart and respond creatively...

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For Nothing Is Fixed - Getting Real with Viveka and Paramananda, Episode 1

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 02:16

For Nothing Is Fixed

For nothing is fixed,
forever, forever, forever,
it is not fixed;
the earth is always shifting,
the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born,
and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us.
...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: What’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 May, 2019 - 14:00

Check out this week’s FBA PodcastWhat’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self by Vimalasara.

A timely and thought-provoking talk given at a People of Color (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Center 2019. The East Bay Meditation Center hosts teachers from all lineages to teach the Dharma to their POC, LGBTQI2, Differently Abled and Scent Free Communities.

Talk given February...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Radical Inclusivity

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk on Radical Inclusivity by Singhashri.

What does Buddhism have to do with belonging? What does belonging have to do with Buddhism? We live in a pluralistic society, where many cultures coexist while maintaining their cultural differences. One of the main concerns of our day is how we continue to create a sense of belonging, amid so much difference. For Triratna, we might ask ourselves, how do we create spaces where...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Dharma Talk: What’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 - 12:29

A timely and thought-provoking talk by Vimalasara around what race, gender, sexuality and skin colour have got to do with the idea and experience of non-self? Vimalasara draws inspiration from the life and example of Dr Ambedkar as she explores how to approach these issues from a Dharmic perspective.

This talk was given at a People of Colour (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Centre 2019.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential and potentially liberating, opening up...

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