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Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 20:06

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 20:06

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

from Munisha, European Safeguarding officer, Triratna

Dear Friends, 

I’m sure, like me, you want to be absolutely sure Triratna is doing its Safeguarding properly, with sincerity and integrity. Over the last nine months I’ve read online much doubt and criticism in this area so I’d like to tell you about this work, so that you can decide for yourself.

I have been developing central Safeguarding policy for Triratna since 2013 and I’d like to reassure you that I am absolutely serious about this work: my family suffered for many years...

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Why Restorative approach?

Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Why Restorative approach?

Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Why Restorative approach?

In March this year, the Preceptors’ College committed to a number of steps that they would be taking in the coming months. They included:

  • encouraging and assisting the establishment of the facts about our past, including about Bhante, openly acknowledging what has happened and putting it on record;
  • actively seeking to resolve any harm that has been done, using the principles of the Dharma, with outside experienced guidance where appropriate.

We’d like to give a bit more information about a way in which we are...

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Mahamati

Urgyen Sangharakshita On Discipleship: A Postscript To ‘What Is The Western Buddhist Order?’

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:06

Urgyen Sangharakshita On Discipleship: A Postscript To ‘What Is The Western Buddhist Order?’

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:06

On 12th April Sangharakshita sent a letter to all members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, A Note on ‘Disciple’: a Postscript to ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’

We now share this here as in this letter Sangharakshita has clarified an  important aspect of the relationship of Order members to him, and him to them, and this is no doubt of relevance to the wider Triratna Community.

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A Note on ‘Disciple’: a Postscript to ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’
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lokeshvara

A Reconciliation Process

Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

A Reconciliation Process

Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

From the outside Triratna can look like a homogenous organisation, but from within for much of our history it’s looked more anarchic and un-systematic, relying on personal connections with each project or centre financially and legally independent.  This has had many advantages but one significant disadvantage is that when relations have broken down there haven’t always been sufficient formal or consistent ways of acknowledging and repairing harm or restoring connection.

We place a high value on friendship in our community.  One of...

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saddhaloka

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

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Women, Men and Angels: A Personal Statement by Subhuti

Fri, 3 Mar, 2017 - 14:07

Women, Men and Angels: A Personal Statement by Subhuti

Fri, 3 Mar, 2017 - 14:07

Introduction by Parami
In 1994, a book called ‘Women, Men and Angels’ was published, with the subtitle: ‘An Inquiry into the Relative Spiritual Aptitudes of Men and Women’. It was written by Subhuti, a senior Triratna Order Member, with the intention of elaborating on an impression or ‘idea’ that had originally come from Sangharakshita. While I am sure this was not Subhuti’s intention, the book had a painful effect on many people – especially women – even causing some to...

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Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past

Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 15:19

Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past

Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 15:19

An honest, thoughtful and heartfelt talk by Vishvapani exploring current issues. We recommend that you listen to it, and encourage others to listen to it.

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