The Buddhist Centre: buddhism for today
Triratna News
Triratna News

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

It’s just gorgeous - the candlelit evenings in the rainbow tent with friends gathering, onion bhajis, chai and music”.

The Buddhafield East Café sells tea, vegan cakes and onion bhajis to raise money for Buddhist projects. The people working in the café get a ticket into the Buddhafield Festival, and they form a team-based right livelihood for a week - meditating, tuning in with each other each day and having fun together as they work. This Newsbyte...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

What...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhists and Friends

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Here’s some interesting reflections on the ethics of veganism by Dhivan:

“A recent article in the Guardian (that I read via a post about Buddhist Action Month) shares some new research about the environmental effects of meat and dairy farming compared to growing cereals and plants. The results are stark; “even the very lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing”. In short, growing peas has a...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhists and Friends

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?

...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield would like to recruit two people to help run the Buddhafield Café and to be involved with other aspects of the Buddhafield project.

Our ideal candidates would be inspired by the vegan ideal, want to join a community and work within a team based right livelihood business as a context for their Buddhist practice. What we do will be especially attractive to those who have a taste for adventure.

We especially want to increase the representation of women in...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAKES

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:13

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAKES

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:13

Its a common misconception that eggs are central when baking cakes, and that vegan cakes are dry and tasteless. But this isn’t true! You can make delicious cakes that are totally vegan without compromising on taste and texture. For the recent Taraloka open afternoon Momtaz and I spent the day baking vegan cakes, to show visitors how wonderful vegan cakes can be.

Momtaz baked a ‘Luscious Lemon and Poppy Seed’ cake; ingredients were vegan margarine, brown sugar, lemons, soya milk, flour, baking powder and...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhists and Friends

Scenes From Veganuary!

By Charlotte Lawes on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 22:16

Scenes From Veganuary!

By Charlotte Lawes on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 22:16

Charlotte Lawes from our team was at a vegan festival in London last weekend. Look at all this delicious food!

Check out Veganuary - a great initiative to go vegan in January with lots of helpful recipes and tips. 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Vegetarianism - Ethics and Practice

By mokshini on Sat, 3 Dec, 2016 - 17:35

Texts and resources around the ethics of being vegetarian and vegan

Also see Vegan Buddhists and Friends 

File NameSize
The Compleat Vegetarian (PDF)154.52 KB
Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

More from BAM in Istanbul!

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 06:58

More from BAM in Istanbul!

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 06:58

Vajracaksu, the Order Member living in Istanbul, where he runs classes, writes to update what they have been doing for BAM, in addition to their six week course based on Akuppa’s book  - 

‘On Saturday 11th June for BAM we had a vegan meal, meditation & film evening watching ‘The Little Buddha’, with all the money from the evening going to a foundation here in Turkey to get trees planted on the West coast of Turkey. With the money...

Pages