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Dharmabyte: Indra's Net and Social Action

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

The development of the individual is fundamental in transforming the world but at the same time it is important to recognize that external conditions can help or hinder us in our development. Vimalavajri talks of her personal involvement in the spheres of politics, feminism and Buddhism. 

Using Indra’s net as a classic Buddhist image of interconnectedness, the talk explores what the dharma might have to say about social or political action, and asks what helps when we feel overwhelmed or...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM! Events at the North London Buddhist Centre

By Satyapurna on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 12:16

BAM! Events at the North London Buddhist Centre

By Satyapurna on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 12:16

This June is Buddhist Action Month and the theme for 2019 is “Climate Action – Personal Action”. The NLBC we be taking part and we are inviting you to take your dharma and meditation practice off the cushion into action! 

Some of the activities during BAM! are:
Make a pledge on our Tree of Intentions
Donations for a local charity
...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

“The greatest thing the Buddha has done is to tell the world that the world cannot be reformed except by the reformation of the mind of man and the mind of the world.” - Dr Ambedkar

Around the seventh century BCE Buddhism began to go into decline in India, the land of its birth. It was only in the late nineteenth century that it began to be revived: firstly, through the work of institutions such as the Maha Bodhi Society, which was...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

What...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Transforming World at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 01:34

Using this board, we collected ideas about the world we wish to inhabit. These pieces of paper are stylised feathers, and during the month as they collected they turned into a fantastic feather cloak (kakahu) that embodies a world more in line with our values. What we wrote follows.

  • The world we envision for the future is one where the arts are paramount, myth and legend carry our inspiration above the material world; appreciation and gratitude are valued over ownership and rights
  • ...
Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

By dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

By dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

August 11-25 at EcoDharma

To meet the social and ecological challenges of our times requires deep inner resources, interpersonal skills and fresh political thinking. Engaged Buddhist Training equips us for this kind of radical inner and outer transformation.

Check out this years training at http://www.ecodharma.com/courses-events/2018/05/05/engaged-buddhist-trai… or email events [at] ecodharma.com for more information....

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Only Connect

By jvalamalini on Sun, 9 Jul, 2017 - 22:59

One of our talks for BAM in Bristol. From communist to Buddhist…. Vimalavajri talks of her personal involvement in the spheres of politics, feminism and Buddhism.  Using Indra’s net as a classic Buddhist image of interconnectedness, the talk explores what the dharma might have to say about social or political action, and asks what helps when we feel overwhelmed or stuck in ill-will.  If we really see Indra’s net, we will connect more deeply with life at all levels and...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Over on Triratna News, there’s an nice video story of an American Buddhist working for social change: Vimalamoksha makes Tiny Homes for those living on the street in San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
Watch another video about the Tiny Homes Project.
emblems766 [at] hotmail.com (Email...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

By Sanghamani on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

By Sanghamani on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.

By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.

Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...

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