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Addressing Our Collective History

Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Addressing Our Collective History

Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

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Since it was established in February 2017, the members of the Adhisthana Kula have been working together in response to renewed criticism of Triratna, and we recently published a ‘Next Steps’ document setting out how we intend to take this work forward. 

The first of...

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A Message of Apology and Regret

Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

A Message of Apology and Regret

Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

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Read about the background to this statement and our next steps in Addressing our Collective History

At the end of 2016 Sangharakshita published a statement of his regret and apology for occasions when, as he put it, ‘I have hurt, harmed or upset fellow Buddhists, whether within...

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Here is the accompanying document ‘Addressing Our Collective History’, which gives some context for this message and offers a sense of the next steps.

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We're still working on an acknowledgement..

Mon, 5 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

We're still working on an acknowledgement..

Mon, 5 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

On Sunday 28 July we posted a ‘Further Response from the Adhisthana Kula to the Observer Article, July 2019’.

In our first step under ‘Responding to the Past’ we said:

1. We will issue a clear statement of acknowledgement, regret and undertaking, inviting other order members to add their name or support to it. (1 week)

We also indicated that we had “added timelines in brackets after each point as a rough guide as to how long each step will take. If something is taking longer...

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Further Response from the Adhisthana Kula to the Observer Article, July 2019

Sun, 28 Jul, 2019 - 21:45

Here is a further update from the Adhisthana kula about how we intend to take our work forward. Some of the steps we outline below are already in discussion or in process, and we recognise the need for much greater visibility of process and outcomes. We also recognise that we have been slow to implement some of our intentions.

A further update from the Adhisthana kula as to how we are addressing controversial aspects of Triratna’s past and what we are putting in...

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An initial response to the Observer article critical of Triratna, July 2019

Sun, 21 Jul, 2019 - 12:02

An initial response to the Observer article critical of Triratna, July 2019

Sun, 21 Jul, 2019 - 12:02

On July 21st 2019, The Observer featured an article critical of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. As senior members of Triratna, we wanted to respond to some of the content, and to the general areas of concern raised around the conduct of members of the Order as they relate to the wellbeing of anyone connecting with our community.

The Adhisthana Kula is a grouping of senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who hold particular responsibility for...

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Triratna's Panel Process and Safeguarding - Questions and Answers (Part 1)

Wed, 23 Jan, 2019 - 17:46

From the Triratna Ethics Kula

We’ve had a lot of questions and requests for clarification in the Triratna Ethics Kula and we are keen to let people know more about our work, and to respond to some of the questions that have come our way. We hope then this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document will be a helpful start and provide some reassurance and clarity – we see it as possibly the first in a series where we share some of our thinking and...

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Triratna Controversy FAQ

Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 15:33

Version 2.0, published October 2018
- Added 14 new questions
- General minor textual changes to the introduction and text as part of incorporating the new questions.
- Correcting small details in older questions based on new information.
- Added a new section about the Triratna Panel Process work as part of Triratna Safeguarding.
- Updated the text to take account of Sangharakshita’s death in October 2018.


From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ in response...

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How Do We Have the Difficult Conversations?

Sat, 27 Oct, 2018 - 20:22

How Do We Have the Difficult Conversations?
Building reconciliation and a sustainable basis of trust for Triratna

We want to update everybody who has been following the work of the Adhisthana Kula. (See endnote 1.) This post will mainly focus on our considerations and conclusions as to whether some form of external independent inquiry was needed to look into difficult aspects of Triratna’s past and culture.

Our wish is that the debates that were reignited following a BBC local tv report in September...

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An Update On Restorative Process In Triratna (October 2018)

Sat, 27 Oct, 2018 - 20:20

This is a report on the Restorative work undertaken over the last year within Triratna, which was introduced in the Adhisthana kula’s posts of 13th April and 15th June 2017, entitled “A Reconciliation process” and “Why Restorative approach?”

Read “A Reconciliation process”

Read “Why Restorative approach?”

Listen to our podcast on Restorative Process in Triratna

In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to:

  1. Offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations;
  2. ...
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Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha on Restorative Process in Triratna

Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:59

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha give an excellent, practical introduction to using the Restorative Process in order to resolve disharmony within Triratna. Exploring its principles and its methodology, this short talk also provides a helpful overview of why the Restorative approach is considered such a good fit for a Buddhist community.

Recorded in India, spring 2018.

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Read more about how Triratna is applying Restorative...