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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

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.

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The Endless Knot

By Vishvapani on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

The Endless Knot

By Vishvapani on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

2016 was a year of political upheaval in the UK, the USA and beyond. Are things as bad as we think? Should Buddhists get tangled up in it? Vishvapani investigates

Politics matters. I inherited this belief from my father who discovered it one November evening in 1938 when he made his way home from school in Berlin and saw the synagogue at the end of his street in flames while Nazi Brownshirts cheered and firemen stood and watched....

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

People To People In India!

By Centre Team on Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 - 19:46

People To People In India!

By Centre Team on Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 - 19:46

People to People in Nagpur, India have been posting some inspiring stories about the work they do recently. Check them out! 

People to People is focused on enabling educational development by empowering women, children and youth via various provided programmes such as:

  • women’s self-help groups 
  • self reliance support (backed up with micro finance) to help set up women’s business
  • pre-schooling for the children of immigrants 
  • outdoor primary schooling for nomadic tribes’ children
  • karate skills for building confidence amongst youth in the slums
  • personality support towards self-development
  • study and training clubs
  • free four-wheeler driving classes for young people

People to People is...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

The World on Fire: Buddhism in the modern world

By Nandavajra on Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 09:35

The World on Fire: Buddhism in the modern world

By Nandavajra on Wed, 27 May, 2015 - 09:35

6pm Friday 26 June - 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2015 at Adhisthana

The Buddha said the world was “on fire” – burning with greed, hatred, and delusion. What have today’s Buddhists got to say about the state of the modern world, or about the contribution Buddhism can make to improving it? Vaddhaka (whose book on Buddhism and Capitalism - The Buddha On Wall Street - has just been published) will present and compare the ideas of some contemporary Buddhist thinkers,...

Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

World on Fire - Buddhism in the Modern World

By vajratara on Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 12:11

World on Fire - Buddhism in the Modern World

By vajratara on Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 12:11

6pm Friday 26 June - 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2015

The Buddha said the world was “on fire” – burning with greed, hatred, and delusion. What have today’s Buddhists got to say about the state of the modern world, or about the contribution Buddhism can make to improving it? Vaddhaka (whose book on Buddhism and Capitalism - The Buddha On Wall Street - has just been published) will present and compare the ideas of some contemporary Buddhist thinkers, such as...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our first FBA Podcast in the series is “The Bodhisattvas Reply”. Inspired by a poem from Sangharakshita entitled The Bodhisattvas Reply, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engagement with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

Talk given at...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist groups planning social action in UK and US

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 19:04

Buddhist groups planning social action in UK and US

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 19:04We have some wonderful news coming in from both sides of the big pond, with Buddhists in the UK and the US organizing and making plans to take part in social action in the upcoming months…

Buddhist Action Month:

In June Buddhists in the UK will begin 2014’s Buddhist Action Month (or BAM), and Triratna is taking the lead in promoting BAM across the UK’s Buddhist Sanghas. BAM has...

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