Buddhist Action Month

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) 2018 Events

Here are the full list of events for Buddhist Action Month in the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

All events are on a donation or dana basis.


Film Night – Angry Buddha by Stefan Ludwig

Friday 8th June 2018, from 7pm.
Hosted by Vajrashura and Sadayasihi.

This film is about the curious and inspiring story of the Hungarian gypsies who were inspired to start Dr Ambedkar High School to help young Roma/gypsies to a better life.

Giving a picture of life in a Hungarian gypsy community, it tells the story of Janós Orsòs, a gypsy secondary school teacher (and Triratna mitra), his colleagues and pupils and their inspirations and fears: the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, Subhuti, Triratna India and the Hungarian Far Right.

No need to book, just turn up on the night.


 
 

Beethoven Image

Exploring Beethoven's Fidelio: Liberation, Fidelity and Enlightement

Sunday 10th June 2018, 2pm – 4pm.
Hosted by Eamonn Lawlor.

We are faced with much that is awry in the world, and how do we stay resourced in the face of these challenges? How can we creatively resist and stay true to our ideals?

In this event Eamonn Lawlor will discuss and present extracts from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio: a story of heroic love and resistance to tyranny, composed in the aftermath of the French Revolution, just one expression of creativity in the face of challenge.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Dr. Ambedkar Image

Dharma Talk: Dr. Ambedkar & the Dhamma Revolution in the West

Friday 15th June 2018, from 7pm.
Led by Jnanadhara.

Dr. Ambedkar was a great social reformer in India who converted to Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in order to help them escape the crushing oppression of caste.

What can Buddhists in the West learn from this peaceful revolution instigated in India by Dr. Ambedkar?

Starts 7pm with meditation.

 

Metta Heart Image

Solidarity with All Beings: Making a Stand
Meditation Day on Metta

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am – 4.30pm.
Led by Jnanadhara.

A day exploring the far-reaching implications of Metta Bhavana meditation, how it can bring us into greater solidarity and connection with outselves and others.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Meditation Cushions

Meditation Practice Morning

Sunday 17th June 2018, 10am – 1pm.
Led by Maitrikaya.

This practice morning will have a special BAM flavour, evoked by readings and with three meditation sits to support and nourish us in our Dharmic efforts in the world.

 

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Ritual

Tuesday 19th June 2018, 7.30pm - 9.45pm, as part of Sangha Night.
Led by Pavara & Prajnamayi.

We will be connecting more with the passing of the seasons by celebrating the Summer Solstice, an important time of year in the seasonal calendar, celebrated by people on this island for millenia. As part of Sangha Night.

 

Writing Workshop

Writing for Transformation

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2pm – 5pm.
Led by Liz Evers.

On this workshop we will be looking at how we can use writing to support the arising of insight!

We will be exploring these practices from Writing Your Way and The Poet's Way by Manjusvara, as well as Ira Progoff's journaling system. Just bring pen and paper.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Biodiversity Tour and Cycle in Phoenix Park

Sunday 24th June 2018, from 12pm. Led by Declan Brennan.

Explore the fantastic diversity in nature that is the Phoenix Park - and do it on your bike!

Declan will expertly guide us around this beautiful space, and we can have a picnic afterwards!

For this event we will meet in the Papal Cross car-park at 12pm.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Sub 35s Group Night

Special Sub-35s Group - Another World is Possible

Friday 29th June 2018, 7.30pm - 10pm.
Hosted by the Young Buddhist Group.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing - Arundhati Roy

What kind of future we want? What kind of world do we want to live in? Exploring these questions can help us see past the current narratives of consumerism, survival of the fittest and individualism, to see that deeper meaning for our lives is possible.

In this special evening for BAM we will explore our collective vision for the future and how together we might bring it into being. This evening is open to all, regardless of age!

Led by Sadayasihi, Kasey Tobin and Kevin Mullaney.

 

Sangha Hike

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

Saturday 30th June 2018, from 9.30am.
Led by Vajrashura and Rijumuni.

Vajrashura and Rijumuni will be leading a walk in the Wicklow mountains a way of reconnecting with nature and reminding us of why cherishing environmental sustainability is so important, as well as how nature can have such a positive effect on our Dharma practice.

If you'd like to attend the hike, please email Vajrashura or phone (01 819 6853) the centre to book a place, letting us know your mobile phone number so we can call to arrange. A reasonable level of fitness as well as decent hiking gear is required - if you're not sure then contact Vajrashura.


 

Events

 

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) 2018 Events

Buddhist Action Month

Here are the full list of events for Buddhist Action Month in the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

All events are on a donation or dana basis.


Film Night – Angry Buddha by Stefan Ludwig

Friday 8th June 2018, from 7pm.
Hosted by Vajrashura and Sadayasihi.

This film is about the curious and inspiring story of the Hungarian gypsies who were inspired to start Dr Ambedkar High School to help young Roma/gypsies to a better life.

Giving a picture of life in a Hungarian gypsy community, it tells the story of Janós Orsòs, a gypsy secondary school teacher (and Triratna mitra), his colleagues and pupils and their inspirations and fears: the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, Subhuti, Triratna India and the Hungarian Far Right.

No need to book, just turn up on the night.

 

Exploring Beethoven's Fidelio: Liberation, Fidelity and Enlightement

Sunday 10th June 2018, 2pm – 4pm.
Hosted by Eamonn Lawlor.
Beethoven Image

We are faced with much that is awry in the world, and how do we stay resourced in the face of these challenges? How can we creatively resist and stay true to our ideals?

In this event Eamonn Lawlor will discuss and present extracts from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio: a story of heroic love and resistance to tyranny, composed in the aftermath of the French Revolution, just one expression of creativity in the face of challenge.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Dharma Talk: Dr. Ambedkar & the Dhamma Revolution in the West

Friday 15th June 2018, from 7pm.
Led by Jnanadhara.
Dr. Ambedkar Image

Dr. Ambedkar was a great social reformer in India who converted to Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in order to help them escape the crushing oppression of caste.

What can Buddhists in the West learn from this peaceful revolution instigated in India by Dr. Ambedkar?

Starts 7pm with meditation.

 

Solidarity with All Beings: Making a Stand
Meditation Day on Metta

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am – 4.30pm.
Led by Jnanadhara.
Metta Heart Image

A day exploring the far-reaching implications of Metta Bhavana meditation, how it can bring us into greater solidarity and connection with outselves and others.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Meditation Practice Morning

Sunday 17th June 2018, 10am – 1pm.
Led by Maitrikaya.
Meditation Cushions

This practice morning will have a special BAM flavour, evoked by readings and with three meditation sits to support and nourish us in our Dharmic efforts in the world.

 

Summer Solstice Ritual

Tuesday 19th June 2018, 7.30pm - 9.45pm, as part of Sangha Night.
Led by Pavara & Prajnamayi.
Summer Solstice

We will be connecting more with the passing of the seasons by celebrating the Summer Solstice, an important time of year in the seasonal calendar, celebrated by people on this island for millenia. As part of Sangha Night.

 

Writing for Transformation

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2pm – 5pm.
Led by Liz Evers.
Writing Workshop

On this workshop we will be looking at how we can use writing to support the arising of insight!

We will be exploring these practices from Writing Your Way and The Poet's Way by Manjusvara, as well as Ira Progoff's journaling system. Just bring pen and paper.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Biodiversity Tour and Cycle in Phoenix Park

Sunday 24th June 2018, from 12pm. Led by Declan Brennan.

Explore the fantastic diversity in nature that is the Phoenix Park - and do it on your bike!

Declan will expertly guide us around this beautiful space, and we can have a picnic afterwards!

For this event we will meet in the Papal Cross car-park at 12pm.

On a donation basis: Let us know if you'd like to come to this event.

 

Special Sub-35s Group

Friday 29th June 2018, 7.30pm - 10pm.
Hosted by the Young Buddhist Group.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing - Arundhati Roy

What kind of future we want? What kind of world do we want to live in? Exploring these questions can help us see past the current narratives of consumerism, survival of the fittest and individualism, to see that deeper meaning for our lives is possible.

In this special evening for BAM we will explore our collective vision for the future and how together we might bring it into being. This evening is open to all, regardless of age!

Led by Sadayasihi, Kasey Tobin and Kevin Mullaney.

Sub 35s Group Night

All are welcome to join us, and you can come (or leave) on each hour throughout the night.

 

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

Saturday 30th June 2018, from 9.30am.
Led by Vajrashura and Rijumuni.

Vajrashura and Rijumuni will be leading a walk in the Wicklow mountains as a way of reconnecting with nature and reminding us of why cherishing environmental sustainability is so important, as well as how nature can have such a positive effect on our Dharma practice.

Sangha Hike

If you'd like to attend the hike, please email Vajrashura or phone (01 819 6853) the centre to book a place, letting us know your mobile phone number so we can call to arrange. A reasonable level of fitness as well as decent hiking gear is required - if you're not sure then contact Vajrashura.