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Earth Metta Sangha
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A Buddhist View of Current World Problems @ Earth Metta Sangha (Wed. 5 Oct)

By Christine on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 14:54

A Buddhist View of Current World Problems @ Earth Metta Sangha (Wed. 5 Oct)

By Christine on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 14:54

Some of Sangharakshita’s introductory words on sustainability, activism and Buddhism can be found articulated in the final chapter of What is the Sangha? (Chapter 20: A Buddhist View of Current World Problems):

“…there is still… the question of what an individual Buddhist can have to say that is truly relevant to world problems. All I can say for myself is that the work I have engaged in as a Buddhist has arisen…out of the view I take on current world problems. This topic is not of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by  Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).

The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 11:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

By Christine on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 11:44

On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by  Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).

The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

By Christine on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

By Christine on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

A small group came together for a day of reflection, contemplation and rejoicings on Sun. June 19th. Although we were only 5 individuals, we had all participated on Sheffield’s first BAM event (Natural Dharma), so we were familiar with each others’ Green Precepts and with each other.

In addition to meditation, Suddhacandika led us through reflections of gratitude, for which we wrote our rejoicings on paper-cut-out hands and offered these to the shrine, to Avalokitesvara. Later we Harvested the gifts of the...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM! Khemasuri's talk at Sheffield sangha night > Ethics and an interconnected world

By Christine on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 19:14

BAM! Khemasuri's talk at Sheffield sangha night > Ethics and an interconnected world

By Christine on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 19:14

Titled “Ethics and an Interconnected World”, Khemasuri gave a special talk at sangha night on June 7th (part 7 of the theme: The Way to the Beyond for the Benefit of All). 

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 11:21

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 11:21

Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) at Sheffield Buddhist Centre will feature:
Sun. 29 May: Work that Reconnects > Natural Dharma
Sat 11 June: Film night > BAM! Dharma Film Club
Sat. 18 June: Litter pick afternoon
Sun. 19 June: Day of reflection > Rejoicing in our efforts so far

In addition, our busy sangha night, with the theme “The Way to the Beyond” will reflect BAM throughout the month of June. That’s every Tuesday...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

BAM! 2016 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 11:16

BAM! 2016 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 11:16


Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) at Sheffield Buddhist Centre will feature:
Sun. 29 May: Work that Reconnects > Natural Dharma
Sat 11 June: Film night > BAM! Dharma Film Club
Sat. 18 June: Litter pick afternoon
Sun. 19 June: Day of reflection > Rejoicing in our efforts so far

In addition, Sheffield’s busy sangha night, which takes on the theme of The Way to the Beyond will reflect BAM throughout the month...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Planetary - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:48

Planetary - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:48

We’re very pleased to offer a special screening of “Planetary” on June 13th at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, courtesy of the director, Steve Kennedy. The film is concurrently being shown at Sheffield Doc Fest (June 5-10). 

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, with each other and with...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

PLANETARY - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:45

PLANETARY - special BAM screening at Sheffield Buddhist Centre (June 13th)

By Christine on Mon, 1 Jun, 2015 - 22:45

We’re very pleased to offer a special screening of “Planetary” on June 13th at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, courtesy of the director, Steve Kennedy. The film is concurrently being shown at Sheffield Doc Fest (June 5-10). 

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, with each other...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 09:57

BAM! at Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Christine on Thu, 21 May, 2015 - 09:57

The Sheffield Buddhist Centre has been building up towards BAM for the last month and a bit. In addition to the ongoing sangha night theme, “Transforming Self and the World”, sangha members have been invited on a Bluebell Yatra (mindfulness in Nature) and a half-day litter-picking event at a local park (“Love Where You Live”).

BAM will officially launch on May 31st with a day retreat titled, “Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment”. Together in sangha, we’ll motivate our potential to tread more lightly on...

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