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'The Great Get Together' in Exeter

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 07:53

'The Great Get Together' in Exeter

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 07:53

Over the weekend of 16-18 June over a 100,000 events took place all over the UK in the name of ‘The Great Get Together’ - to mark the anniversary of the murder of Labour member of parliament Jo Cox who was known as a defender of immigration and killed for her beliefs. This quote from her first speech to Parliament summed up what the Great Get Together was about 

We are far more united and have far more in common that what divides us

 As part...

Triratna News
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June is Buddhist Action Month!

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 14:50

June is Buddhist Action Month!

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 14:50

Buddhist Action Month is only a month away! For 2017 the theme of this festival of Buddhist social action is ‘Connecting for Change’ - seeking to address the seemingly increasing polarisation, disharmony and divergence within many societies.

Having started in 2012 as an initiative of the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations BAM is now in its fifth year and increasingly international and pan-Buddhist. 

Of course the Triratna Buddhist Community is dedicated to the Bodhisattva Ideal all year round, but...

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Buddhist Action

For UK BAM champs - 'The Great Get Together' - street party anyone?

By mokshini on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 15:47

For UK BAM champs - 'The Great Get Together' - street party anyone?

By mokshini on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 15:47

I admit I love the title of the event - “The Great Get Together” - who wouldn’t want to join in! - Especially as it is in honour of Jo Cox this year, who, as it says below, “believed that we have more in common than divides us” - well that sums us up too, I should think. Here is the info from the website:  

UK Refugee Week (19-25 June ) is supporting the Great...

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Special Action for BAM 2017 - #2: Take part in Refugee Week (in UK)

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 17:26

Im June in the UK this year is Refugee Week. This seems an opportunity to good to pass by, especially for those of us who live in the UK; but even if you don’t, the subject of refugees, and our relationship to them, is surely topical and all of us in Triratna may want to choose to do something in relation to this. 

The website includes helpful info like Advice and Ideas for Organising Events and there is...

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European Buddhist Union calls for compassion for refugees

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 13:42

European Buddhist Union calls for compassion for refugees

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 13:42

Last weekend I represented Triratna at the 40th Annual General Meeting of the European Buddhist Union. at the Rigpa Centre in Berlin.

At the particular request of Hungarian and Austrian Buddhists, a subgroup including me drafted a statement to be published in the name of the EBU: ‘A compassionate response to the European refugee crisis’.

“[We] call upon the governments and peoples of all European countries to show compassion and generosity to those displaced through war and seeking a refuge in Europe, safe from violence. 

“As...

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Buddhists On the Refugee Crisis

By Munisha on Sun, 27 Sep, 2015 - 16:41

I’ve been at the European Buddhist Union AGM conference in Berlin representing Triratna this weekend. You can follow our coverage on Instagram and Facebook.

Here I’m talking to Martin Schaurhofer (Austrian Buddhist Society) and Žarko Andrićević (Ch’an, Croatia) about the current refugee crisis - and a Buddhist response.

Here is the EBU’s public statement 

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A Buddhist contribution to the European refugee crisis

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

A Buddhist contribution to the European refugee crisis

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, many people have been moved to action this week.

In Sweden, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order joined a Stockholm demonstration in support of refugees arriving in Sweden. In Manchester and London, UK, Order members Amitasuri and Ambaravajri collected clothing, which they drove to the refugee camp at Calais, northern France, in Amitasuri’s van.

Amitasuri says: “ We made it easy to give. People flexed their compassion muscles.

I put out a message on my Facebook page for people...