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Buddhism and Politics - A Series by Vajragupta

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53

Buddhism and Politics - A Series by Vajragupta

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53

Should Buddhist sanghas and Buddhist Centres get involved in politics or remain politically neutral? When political debate can be so fractious and polarised, how can Buddhists make a helpful contribution?

In this ambitious and challenging series, Vajragupta asks us to reflect on our political views and conditioning, so as to come to a deeper appreciation of what a Buddhist perspective might be.

Stream and download ‘Buddhism and Politics’ by Vajragupta

A series of three talks given for Buddhist Action Month 2021.

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism and Social Justice

By Garavavati on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Buddhism and Social Justice

By Garavavati on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Wednesday 14th October, 7pm-8.30pm UK time

Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.

In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.

The...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Statement from the council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre on 5th June 2020

The council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre affirms our commitment to equality, human dignity and social justice. We aspire to understand the impact that racism has on us all.

We are heartbroken that systemic racism and the ongoing hostility towards black communities has resulted in the murder of George Floyd while in US police custody. We invite our whole community to examine our own prejudices, have the courage to speak...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin

By Viveka on Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:51

Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin

By Viveka on Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:51

Dear Sangha friends,

I wanted to offer you a podcast to listen to in these times.

Listen to the podcast on ‘Nothing Is Fixed’ by James Baldwin’

Paramananda and I met on May 25 to record a conversation for The Buddhist Centre Online. At the time George Floyd had not yet died an unjust death in an encounter with police. Another black man Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting while jogging in Georgia was in the news. Our...

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Buddhist Action

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

Sunday June 7: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK &  IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

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The current situation has shone a stark light on the failings of our society in many spheres of life. As we recover from the covid crisis and rebuild towards a ‘new normal’ we must not...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

On this day 60 years ago – 14th October 1956 - the great Indian social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. 

Sangharakshita worked with Dr Ambedkar’s followers for many years. So to mark this very significant anniversary, The Buddhist Centre Online launches today a new multimedia space “Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India”. 

The ceremony, in Nagpur, central India, was attended by hundreds of thousands of his fellow people, escaping life at the bottom of...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Sacred activism: mindfulness and racial justice

By Christine on Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 - 12:47

Sacred activism: mindfulness and racial justice

By Christine on Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 - 12:47

“Sacred activism is available to all of us today and is as simple as taking a first breath in mindfulness, listening deeply to those around us, or fully seeing whatever is present before us. Mindfulness helps us heal from our personal fragmentation so that we can approach our community fragmentation with an open and courageous heart, effecting social change from a place of love and understanding of ourselves, of the communities we serve, and of those we are used to calling enemies.”

This ...