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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
  • ...
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...

Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

ACT for stillness

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:49

ACT for stillness

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:49The Active Compassion Team (ACT) held its first public spaces meditation session last Friday at the busy Newtown Train Station concourse.

Inspired by the actions of members of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre and a general sense of taking the Dharma into the world, the team intends to hold regular public meditations and invite those so interested to join in. There are further plans to expand the team’s activities into more diverse areas such as assisting with food banks...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Are you going Beyond BAM?

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:00

Are you going Beyond BAM?

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:00Hi folks,

Buddhist Action Month is for life, not just for June!

To stay connected with your fellow BAMers in Triratna worldwide and their thoughts, actions and information, please Follow the Beyond BAM space here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Go to Beyond BAM and click + Follow (top left).