The annual international meeting of the Preceptors’ College took place from the 4th to the 14th November, 2019. It was Saddhaloka’s final meeting as Chair after almost five years of service, and half-way through the meeting he handed over to Ratnadharini, the incoming Chair, marking the transition with a ritual and rejoicings. Here we capture the handover ceremony and extracts from interviews with Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini.
The Oslo Buddhist Centre teams up with the Church of Norway to organize an Interreligious Pilgrimage, encouraging dialogue between different faiths and to explore their engagement and responses to the climate change crisis
In October 2018, Adhisthana offered its first International Retreat in order to form connections between those holding responsibility within Triratna all over the world, and to offer the participants further training and skills in their positions.
Buddhafield East Cafe goes from strength to strength, moving to the heart of the field at this years Buddhafield Festival. Clear Vision spends a few days with them to see how they make baking cakes into a spiritual practice.
In November 2017 Clear Vision went to visit the new Colchester Buddhist Centre to hear from the Chair, Amalaketu, about the acquiring of the building, the renovation, and how Triratna is flourishing there.
A few sangha members from Sheffield start up a new Buddhist run business in the city; a vegetarian cafe called Dāna. Clear Vision spends a day with them hard at work and we hear about the setting up of the project.