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Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism

Posted by Yogaratna to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 06:47

I’ve written a very brief introduction to neoliberal ideas and some of the ways they affect the current global political and ecological situation.  It explores many ways Buddhism and Buddhists are already presenting profound challenges to the neoliberal story - and celebrates this range of responses.  There’s a great deal of excellent work already going on - and a better world is certainly possible.  From meditating in the natural world to rewilding to non-violent direct action for older people (to...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

On the BAM Space, Mokshini writes: “The theme for BAM 2018 is Transforming Self, Transforming World.

As always, the theme for BAM is inspired by contemporary issues, and this year’s emphasis invites us to stop and look at the big picture: 

It is becoming evident that our society urgently needs a new story, a new myth to live by. As an example. George Monbiot puts it very well in this recent short interview where he outlines the need for a psycho-spiritual approach that is thoroughly meaningful and that...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Fear, Terror and Heroic Virtues

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 - 12:10

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte ”Fear, Terror, and Heroic Virtues” is an exploration of the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens” 

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens” by Sangharakshita given in 1971.

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Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.

By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.

Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...

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India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a...

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Dhammachari Yashosagar talks openly about how Dr BR Ambedkar saw the transformation that needed to take place for millions of Indian people to escape the bonds of the caste.

He taught that the way for the Dalit people to overcome the indignity and suffering endorsed by the Hindu religion was to convert to Buddhsim, take responsibility for their own lives and help others to take responsibility for theirs.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:32

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation”, an excerpt from the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions” by Ratnadharini.

There is nothing wrong with our experience, it’s how we interpret it. The Five Niyamas help us understand that total transformation is possible by shifting our habitual means of seeing things. Is it random? Is it fate? Why do the conditions that arise in our lives, arise? Where...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Overcoming Fear

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Overcoming Fear” by Sangharakshita. Fear, terror, and heroic virtues: the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Talk given in 1971.

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens”, part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment”.

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Dharmabyte: Setting Intention for Equanimity

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 - 11:00

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Setting Intention for Equanimity”, Ratnavandana shares an intensely honest, psychologically intimate, beautifully forensic history of her personal relationship to the practice of upekkha (equanimity) throughout her spiritual life. We hear about ways to assess what is going on in the subtler realms of our experience – and how to look to move beyond them...

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Dharmabyte: Transforming the World

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 - 11:00

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Transforming the World”, Khemasuri explores the message of Transforming the World in The Sutra of Golden Light at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre 2008. Talk given on 17th June 2008 as part of a series on Great Buddhist Texts....

Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

Posted by Bodhidasa to Sydney Buddhist Centre on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38

Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

Posted by Bodhidasa to Sydney Buddhist Centre on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38After only 24 hours, the Buddha Blitz has raised $19,500 for much-needed renovations at the Sydney Buddhist Centre. We now have six weeks to reach our target of $30,000 through crowdfunding site StartSomeGood.org.

We launched the Buddha Blitz with an open day at the centre on Saturday 11 October. The open day allowed the sangha to welcome the local community into our centre so they could see for themselves the potential of what we have created here...

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