June is Buddhist Action Month

Buddhist Action Month

June is Buddhist Action Month which means that Buddhists of many traditions will be engaging together in socially beneficial activities, rooted in Buddhist values aimed at looking after our home on Planet Earth and all beings who depend on her.

And Triratna Leeds Buddhist Centre is no exception. The themes this year are

  • Sustainability
  • Awakening our money sense
  • Caring for others

…and all through the month we’ll be taking action to explore these important themes, raise awareness and commit to actions which will help to change ourselves and the world around us.

There is no charge for any of these events. However the Centre relies entirely on the generosity of the people who use it. If you can, please help us to make mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism available to everyone by putting a donation in the dana bowl or by taking out a regular standing order to support the centre.

All events are at Leeds Buddhist Centre unless another location is given

Let’s get going!

Buddhist Action MonthThursday 4th June

Friends’ Night 7.00pm (prompt) to 9.15 pm
* Simplifying life and making connections – a look at the ethos and joy that is Buddhafield North – with David Turner
* Followed by an Opening Ritual to Buddhist Action Month when everyone who chooses can make a pledge of action to help make positive change for ourselves and the world.

Buddhist Action MonthSunday 7th June

A Vegan Lunch – Giles and Billy will be hosting a vegan bring-and-share lunch at the Centre on Sunday June 7th. Bring your favourite dish along from 12.15 onwards. The morning sit will be happening as usual (why not do that too?). Please don’t ring the bell before about 12.05. All are welcome.

Buddhist Action MonthThursday 11th June

FLASHMOB meditation in Briggate (if it is dry) – Meet at the Centre by 5.00 (if you need cushions etc) or outside M&S at 5.15, and we’ll just sit down in Briggate amongst the shoppers and meditate until 6pm. We did this last year and it created lots of positive interest and was a very joyful way of demonstrating our values and influencing others.

Friends’ Night – 7.00pm (prompt) to 9.15 pm
Exploring the natural world as practice – with Laura and Matt

Buddhist Action MonthFriday 12th June
Film Night – Planetary – Public Showing
7pm until about 9.00 pm Bring your friends and family
“Planetary” is full of marvellous, thought-provoking insights. It calms the mind, giving us a chance to ponder our relationship to the Earth and our future role in its story. Whether we choose to be “of the Earth” or “on the Earth,” as one commentator states, will make all the difference in how that relationship plays out.
Watch the trailer

Buddhist Action MonthThursday 18th June

Friends’ Night 7.00pm (prompt) to 9.15 pm
Money Awakening – Join John and Uddyotani for an evening devoted to awakening our money sense

Buddhist Action MonthFriday 19th June

Action Puja – Join Matt and Zara for a special puja to celebrate action and altruism in the world. starting at 7.00pm prompt.

Buddhist Action MonthThursday 25th June

FLASHMOB meditation in Briggate (if it is dry) – Meet at the Centre by 5 (if you need cushions etc) or outside M&S at 5.15, and we’ll just sit down in Briggate amongst the shoppers and meditate until 6pm.

Friends’ Night – 7.00pm (prompt) to 9.15 pm
Moving towards eating kinder food – Giles and Matt will be looking at positive ways of helping our diets to move further along the path of reducing animal suffering and limiting the effects of food on global warming. Exploring what it might mean to be vegetarian or vegan and animal-friendly.

Buddhist Action MonthThursday 2nd July

Friends’ Night – 7.00pm (prompt) to 9.15 pm
Closing Ritual of Buddhist Action Month – an opportunity to look back at the month and to look forward to how we might have changed the way we will live and practice in the year ahead.