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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...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Amalaketu: 10 Steps To Sustainability

By mokshini on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Amalaketu: 10 Steps To Sustainability

By mokshini on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Amalaketu is spearheading a great drive to see all Triratna Buddhist Centres in the UK become sustainable spaces. Here’s his easy-to-implement 10-step guide to making it happen… What are you waiting for? :)

Download your pack at thebuddhistcentre.com/sustainable

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

magic, transformation and connection in Exeter

By mokshini on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 12:08

magic, transformation and connection in Exeter

By mokshini on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 12:08

As part of BAM 2016 in Exeter Sagaravajra came to Sangha Night to tell us the story of himself and his magical Forest Garden in East Devon. His story and photos are truly one of abundance, beauty, magic and sustainability! If you have not come across the concept of Forest Gardens before do visit Sagaravajra’s facebook page (or go and visit or even better you may be able to volunteer in his garden!). It was fascinating to...

Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH AT THE CROYDON BUDDHIST CENTRE 2016

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 15:57

BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH AT THE CROYDON BUDDHIST CENTRE 2016

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 15:57

THEME : the theme will be TRANSFORMING SELF AND WORLD echoing our Sangha Morning class theme which is balancing transformation of self through exploring the Seven Fold PUJA with themes of transforming the world mainly through Buddhist Action Month.

CENTRE ACTIVITIES
Activities will mainly be focused on Saturday morning classes:

4th June : Amarapuspa will introduce Buddhist Action Month including the possibility of taking a precept for the month....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Bristol joins growing list of "sustainable centres"

By Munisha on Fri, 4 Dec, 2015 - 17:02

Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme is growing and growing, and it’s burst out of Britain! The Dutch sanghas in Amsterdam and at Metta Vihara Retreat Centre are among 10 centres certified so far, with two more pending. (See list below.)

Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK, is the latest of these centres, where Kamalamani is the centre’s Sustainability Co-ordinator. She writes: “Triratna’s Sustainable Centre scheme is another way of reminding ourselves at home and in our public centres that...

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