Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) was initiated by the Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) (www.nbo.org.uk) to inspire and support social change and care for the environment. In 2015 Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe got involved and in the years that followed BAM was represented by actions and activities across Britain, in Europe, Australia and North America.
“For the month of June, BAM encourages Buddhists of all traditions to take their practice off the cushion and into the world, to exemplify compassion, ethics, meditation, and insight in the real world and in contact with others. BAM invites us to make more conscious the connections between our ethical commitment as Buddhists and the needs of other beings – human and otherwise, our society and our environment; and it offers us the opportunity to explicitly explore and discuss the ethical issues facing Buddhists in the 21st century.” (NBO-website)