By Shakyapada on Fri, 5 Jul, 2013 - 15:18Life on a Karuna door-knocking appeal
Previously (a week ago) on the Green Tara Appeal: Our actual target for the whole appeal is £1791 and with just 6 evenings to go we are still £739 short. So, between us, we need to find around £123 each evening in monthly donations. A big ask when we’ve averaged around £64 in the last four evenings. It’s a daunting task and the Green Tara Team really have their work cut out over...
Every two years, Manchester (UK) enjoys a great festival of international premieres, which this year features a women’s choir drawn from a range of the city’s faith groups. Together with Jews, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and other Buddhists, Triratna sangha members will perform twice:
By Shakyapada on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 11:35Life on a Karuna door-knocking appeal
Day 28: Welcoming the Demons
“The spiritual journey involves stepping into unknown territory with a hunger to know what is true. One of the essential elements of such a life is the understanding that everything we encounter - fear, resentment, jealousy, embarrassment - is actually an invitation to see clearly where we are shutting down and holding back.” Aura Glaser, Tricycle Magazine, Spring 2012
By Shakyapada on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 12:24Life on a Karuna door-knocking appeal
Day 20: All for one, one for all
It’s nearing the end of week three and, amidst all the feelings that we are experiencing, a deep and broad sense of community seems to be emerging.
The Magnificent Seven - our own Green Tara Appeal community - continues to blossom and our friendship with each other is growing strongly. It is still almost unbelievable to me that seven strangers can come together...
By Munisha on Mon, 10 Jun, 2013 - 09:58Suvannavira teaches the Dharma in Moscow. He writes:
In an exciting new development for Central/Eastern Europe, Saddhaloka (UK) and Nityabandhu (Poland) are leading the first Triratna retreat for our sanghas in Russia, Poland and the Ukraine. The retreat will take place at the end of July, in Poland.
We need the help of a translator, and this is where you can help. Could you meet some of the travel costs for Jenya Lipilina,...
By Munisha on Sun, 9 Jun, 2013 - 09:32Shakyajata lives most of the year in Manchester, UK. However, she spends her winters in India, helping young people training at the Aryaloka Computer Education project run by Aryaketu.
Shakyajata writes: Six young women trained at Aryaloka Computer Education’s third branch in Bhilgaon, Nagpur, recently completed their training. After a brief visit to their home villages, in a matter of days five of these Chhattisgarhi women came together again in the state capital of...
By Shakyapada on Sat, 8 Jun, 2013 - 20:24Day 14: Magic Happens
“Ask yourself, ‘Is there joy, ease and lightness in what I am doing. If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.’” Eckhart Tolle (Practising the Power of Now)
The end of week two and things are moving on, here on the Green Tara Appeal. I’m pleased to say that Amritasuri and Jamie are both well again and have rejoined us. Now...
By Shakyapada on Sat, 1 Jun, 2013 - 23:13Day 3: Out on the Streets
It’s the end of the first week and we’ve all survived. Unfortunately two of our team - Amitasuri and Jamie - have been poorly and therefore unable to join us on the first few days of the Karuna door-knocking appeal. However we’re hoping that they’ll both be fit and well very soon.
I must say that, generally (and perhaps surprisingly) we seem to have enjoyed ourselves. Speaking for myself, I’m having a...
By Munisha on Wed, 22 May, 2013 - 14:06July sees the UK’s second annual Buddhist Action Month, with the environmentalthemeEarthkind.
Earthkind is a great opportunity for Buddhists of all traditions to get together and volunteer for the good of their local communities.
Centred on the festival of Dharma Day, BAM:Earthkind promotes local actions on environmental themes: organise a talk, a neighbourhood litter-pick, a tree planting, a nature walk or whatever else you can think of!
By Viryabodhi on Sun, 12 May, 2013 - 20:22Under en fyradagars retreat i maj 2013 Dharmagiri, gav Maitreyabandhu fyra seminarier om ”De fem stadierna i det andliga livet” så som dom förstås och utövas inom Triratna. Han hämtar inspiration till stor del från den undervisning som Sangharakshita och Subhuti givit under senare år. Maitreyabandhu bidrar själv med en otroligt levande framställning och konkretiserar temana på ett sätt som blev mycket uppskattat på retreaten, och säkert kommer att uppskattas av många fler. Här är länkar till seminerierna i den...