Amalaketu has been involved in sustainability for 20 years, and has worked as a low carbon engineering consultant delivering sustainable buildings. He has been instrumental in developing a scheme to help Triratna Buddhist Centres become more sustainable, through green energy, recycling and fairtrade. He is also the chair of the Colchester Buddhist Centre.
One thing ‘The World Needs Now’ is to become more aware of the consequences of our actions on our planet, other people, and future generations!
A growing number of Triratna Buddhist centres have already completed the ten-point action points entailed in joining the list of certified Sustainable Buddhist Centres: Amsterdam, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Colchester, Essen, Metta Vihara, Norwich, Sheffield, Taraloka and Tiratanaloka.
If your Buddhist Centre has not yet gone down this path, why not suggest it to your trustees/council?
For BAM to be a successful event, it doesn’t have to be complicated, and in fact, let’s run the events in the spirit they are intended - that is with kindness to ourselves as well as kindness to the planet and other beings.
Here are some Tips for organizing a successful BAM:
Keep projects SIMPLE.
Buddhists can be busy people – engaged Buddhists even more so so that sometimes just the thought of taking on an extra responsibility can feel a...