Posts Tagged ‘action’

Buddhism and Contemporary Society at UBC

May 4, 2010

Call for Volunteers

The Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program of the Institute for Asian Research at UBC is planning its first full conference this October: Buddhism in Canada: Global Causes, Local Conditions. A call for volunteers is included in this announcement:
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Animal Advocacy Camp :: Jan 23

December 13, 2009

image - logo_AnimalAdvocacyCamp - from … link to
Animal Advocacy Camp: a day of learning about taking effective action for animals

Saturday, Jan 23
Doors Open at 9:00am
[details + registration]

Vancouver Public Library: Central Branch
Alice MacKay Room
350 West Georgia Street

lunch included :: free admission :: registration required

Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves :: 9/22

August 30, 2009

image - Ian Prattis - from Zuru Ling posterAn evening with Zen teacher Dr Ian Prattis …
author of Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves

Tuesday, Sept 22 :: 7:00-9:00pm
Zuru Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre
318-336 East 1st Avenue

604 874-7655 :: by donation

[poster]* [article]*

*These are Word documents. The text they contain is copied below.
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Freedom Sit in Stanley Park :: September 27

August 24, 2009

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bigskyfreedom.orga Vancouver community in the tradition of nonviolent anarcho-Buddhism

First Sit: Sunday, September 27 in Stanley Park from 1pm to 2pm at the Brockton Oval [details]

Imagine Peace: Oneness Day Petition

July 26, 2009

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Oneness Day Petition – The Text

I declare:

1. That the message We Are All One, inter-related, inter-connected and inter-dependent … [link]

The Climate Emergency: A Buddhist Response

May 9, 2009

A Buddhist Response to
The Climate Emergency

with an introduction by

David Loy and John Stanley

and contributions from

Dalai Lama XIV … Gyalwang Karmapa XVII … SakyaTrizin Rinpoche … Dudjom Rinpoche … Chatral Rinpoche … Thrangu Rinpoche … Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche … Ato Rinpoche … RinguTulku Rinpoche … Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche … Tsoknyi Rinpoche … Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche … Bhikkhu Bodhi … Robert Aitken … Joanna Macy … Joseph Goldstein … Taigen Dan Leighton … Susan Murphy … Matthieu Ricard … Hozan Alan Senauke … Lin Jensen … Thich Nhat Hanh [details]

Read the related pan-Buddhist declaration. And please sign it to show your support.

Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay

March 23, 2009

image - logo - from– sign the petition

– volunteer to fast for a week

– attend the “passing of the spoon”

– pass the message along


…Gaza and the Ritual of Mutual Destruction

January 6, 2009

image - gaza-children-2008 - from The Buddhist Channelby Hozan Alan Senauke

Gaza is burning. The violence must end before anything else can happen. We can all think nice thoughts about right and wrong, who acted first, who acted worst. We can argue about politics — national, international, geopolitical, corporate. Whatever intellectual thread my mind pulls at quickly comes to a hopeless tangle. [article]

Free Burma: Tea for Irrawaddy – Nov 23, 2008

November 11, 2008

image - Just Aid logo - from www.justaid.caDetails and registration here. Proceeds to Emergency Assistance Team Burma (Mae Tao Clinic).

Tea for Irrawaddy
Sunday, Nov 23, 1:00pm (to 4:00pm)
University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd

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Matthieu Ricard in Vancouver: October 24-25

October 17, 2008

image - Matthieu Ricard - on“What I discovered never called for blind faith. It was a rich, pragmatic science of mind, an altruistic art of living, a meaningful philosophy, and a spiritual practice that led to genuine inner transformation. Over the past thirty-five years, I have never found myself in contradiction with the scientific spirit as I understand it – that is, as the empirical search for truth.”

Matthieu Ricard – in Happiness

Matthieu Ricard will give two free public talks in Vancouver this month, one at the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Society on Friday, October 24 at 6:30pm, and one the next day at The Ridge at 1:30pm.