Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:19

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

East Coast US Climate Action
East Coast US Climate Action

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches for Care of Nature

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate and reflect together on our actions and our options, creating a safe space for turning towards the reality of the situation and the emotions that arise.

•We will approach the topic through the arts, with music and...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

I am Gunaketu and I am inspired to do more to help build “a new society” - based on truthfulness and sustainability - so very much in demand these days!

After helping build the Manchester Buddhist Centre I started the Oslo Buddhistsenter in 2000 which is now a thriving little centre with 9 men and women preparing for ordination.

To help promote social and ecological sustainability I want to write a doctorial thesis and a book. It will combine six articles already published and compare...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Community - With Your Own Front Door

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 15:26

So it’s community - but with our own front door

The Suvana (meaning ‘happy realm’) project aims to develop Buddhist co-housing in Cambridge, UK. It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint development, with the community inspired by Buddhist values.  

Here’s a conversation with Tejasvini and Jeremy Peters, both involved in the project, discussing co-housing as a response to the housing crisis, their plans for sustainable features, affordability, Buddhist almhouses and more. 

Visit the ...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Resources for BAM 2018 - good reads

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 09:32

Resources for BAM 2018 - good reads

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 09:32

You may decide June is a good month to learn more about economics, neoliberalism, environmental issues, or ways to get engaged - here is a list of books to get you started! If there is something you want to add to this list, just add it in the comments box below! 

Raworth, K. 2018. ‘Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist’. Cornerstone.

Monbiot, G. 2017. ‘Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis’. Verso.

Evans, A. 2016. ‘Eden...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Becoming an Ethical Consumer has just got that bit easier ....

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 09:16

Becoming an Ethical Consumer has just got that bit easier ....

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 09:16

Become an Ethical Consumer

Living ethically in the 21st century is complex and often conflicted, but there are tools and resources that can help us make informed and effective choices. In the UK, Ethical Consumer Magazine is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative whose mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure. Founded in Manchester in 1989, Ethical Consumer helps consumers to shop ethically, campaigners to challenge corporate power, and businesses to improve their supply chain

In support of Buddhist...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

I intended to start this blog by saying I believe you only have to do something THREE times before it becomes a habit - but then I decided to check up on my views and googled it, and rather depressingly, it seems to be at least 21 or 28 or even 66 days to really change a habit - oh dear! 

But, in any case, I have now been to Exeter farmer’s market THREE times, and I would like to think that...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential and potentially liberating, opening up...

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