Buddhist Action Month

What is Buddhist Action Month?

What is Buddhist Action Month?

Buddhists do social action! Despite Buddhism's reputation for stillness and withdrawal from the world, UK Buddhists are engaged in a wide range of social-change projects, alleviating suffering at home and abroad. The now annual UK Buddhist Action Month (June 2016)  highlights Buddhist social action across many traditions; actions which a) bring people together and b) are […]

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Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action Month 2016

This year, Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is June. BAM is UK-wide. BAM is being co-ordinated by the NBO. Altruistic actions rooted in Buddhism As before, BAM encourages and celebrates any kind of Buddhist-inspired socially beneficial activity, but the suggested theme is 'Building bridges across communities'. Whatever you choose, it's significant that your event a) brings […]

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Planning and resources

Getting started To help you, we've prepared an event planning guide and list of suggestions and resources for download. Event Planning Guide Suggestions and resources Follow BAM on Facebook for regular updates. Register your event Once you know what you're doing, please go and register your event/s or by posting details on to the BAM Facebook site.     […]

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Buddhist Action Month: a history

Buddhist Action Month: a history

A Year of Service and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 2012 As part of national celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee, 2012 saw Buddhists taking part in the year-long national UK inter-faith project, 'A Year of Service' (AYOS) in which faith groups organised a range of activities benefiting others. The inspiration for AYOS came from the annual Jewish event, Mitzvah Day. […]

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