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Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12Have a look at these two posts on Triratna News, definitely related to Buddhist social action:

Three dharmacharinis’ account of their participation in the annual United Nations Vesak conference:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/triratna-women-speak-out-un-day-vesak…

and the three papers they gave, variously related to women, caste, poverty and meat-eating:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/three-papers-un-day-vesak-conference-…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Three papers from the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:31
Here are the three papers presented by Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa at the United Nations Day of Vesak Conference 2014 in Vietnam.

Read their report on the conference.
File NameSize
Amoghamati's paper152.71 KB
Karunamati's paper159.2 KB
Vajrapushpa's paper101.12 KB
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa write about their recent visit to Vietnam, where they gave papers at the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Conference. (Vesak, or Wesak, is the south Asian term for the festival now more usually known as Buddha Day in Triratna.)

“Held in the beautiful new Bai Dinh temple, south of Hanoi, this year’s conference looked at the Buddhist world’s contribution to achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Karunamati presented research from...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

By Munisha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

By Munisha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05David Cameron, UK prime minister, has issued this greeting for Wesak (also known as Vesak or Buddha Day. Theravadin Buddhists mark the Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and parinirvana on this day.)

“I’d like to send my best wishes to Buddhists in Britain and around the world celebrating Vesak, the sacred festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the passing away (Parinirvana) of the Buddha.

For millions of people it is a time to reflect on the Buddhist...
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day Talks - Aryaloka Buddhist Center, New Hampshire, USA

By Rijupatha on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 19:01
At our Buddha Day celebrations Dayalocana, Amala and Vidhuma gave great short talks (and answered questions!) on their relationship to the Buddha’s teaching and the ideal of Enlightenment.

Normally we’d upload these to Free Buddhist Audio but there were some recording glitches during Dayalocana’s and Amala’s talks, so we thought we’d post them all together here as part of the celebrations of Buddha Day around Triratna. They’re definitely listenable, just a bit grungy in parts!...
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Buddha Day at Vijayaloka, Australia

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 16:06

Buddha Day at Vijayaloka, Australia

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 16:06
At Vijayaloka, the Sydney sangha gathered for their Buddha Day Festival in beautiful light and continued the celebrations on into the night…

Thanks to Viraja for the great pics!
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day in Adelaide (South Australia)

By Centre Team on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 20:35

Buddha Day in Adelaide (South Australia)

By Centre Team on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 20:35
“Herewith photos from the Adelaide Triratna celebration of Buddha Day. In Adelaide, South Australia, held on the 2nd of June.

We held a day retreat with the theme ‘Imagining the Buddha’.

All good wishes from Dharmamodini”

back row: Rich, Tash, Giovanna, Verity

front row: Dharmamodini, Ing, Ratnadaka, Lyndall

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Buddha Day At Essen Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:48

Buddha Day At Essen Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:48Nagadakini writes from Essen Buddhist Centre in Germany with some photographs of their lovely shrine:

“The theme of the day was making a personal connection to the Buddha’s awakening and his steps towards it.

There was a little talk which layed the ground, followed by a personal reflection on our personal “sufferings” and how we would frame the goal for us. After that we had 3 parallel workshops of 90 min each: one with...