This Sunday morning (10am-12pm), as part of our involvement with Triratna’s participation in Buddhist Action Month (BAM!), we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week here in the U.S., with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world.
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To mark Memorial Day this year, we’ll be having s special sangha gathering this Sunday to meditate together, and then reflect on the Buddha’s message of non-violence as the only truly viable way to peace. In the Commentaries of the Anguttara Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya we hear tale of the Buddha intervening in a dispute between rival clans and helping prevent a full-scale war. You can listen to a talk about this by Sangharakshita here:
Does Buddhism have anything to say about the recent attacks in Paris? What about liberal democracy; does Buddhism agree? Our FBA Podcast this week, “The Diamond Throne” explores these very questions. With characteristic intelligence and sensitivity, Chairman of the Centre Jnanavaca launches 2015 by exploring such issues via the vision of the Vajrasana – the diamond throne.
By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Aug, 2013 - 12:03This week on BBC Radio 4, the religious discussion programme “Beyond Belief” considered the topic of Buddhism and Violence, in the light of the recent Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma. Curious about the role of Buddhist neo-fascists?Listen online.
By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34Vishvapani, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, is one of the religious voices on the Today programme, BBC Radio 4’s flagship daily morning news programme, reaching six million listeners a week.
Along with writers from several other major faiths, he regularly writes and reads the Thought for the Day - a three-minute topical piece from a faith perspective.
Vishvapani writes: ‘When things happen, such as the anti-Muslim violence in Burma, I think it is important that other...