“It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama
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Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans. Just like the Indian Dharma Revolution gave a voice to the Dalits and inspired a mass human rights movement, the Hungarian branch of the Triratna Community has developed the ‘Jai Bhim Network’. The Dr Ambedkar High School in Miskolc, Northern Hungary, is run by the...
A short report on the chairs meeting at Adhisthana July 2018, with headlines covering the main topics at the meeting; designed for chairs so they can give their trustees or other interested members of the sangha a flavour of what happens at these meetings
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FutureDharma supporters have brought Roma Buddhists from Hungary together with those from Belgium, India and Holland. Metta Vihara Retreat Centre recently hosted a unique Bodhisattva Ideal retreat, connecting Sangha members from across the world.
Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans. Buddhist Romas are few and far between, isolated, and lacking a Sangha which makes...
After reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time and Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What It Seems, in this piece written over three nights towards the end of June 2018, Sangharakshita reflects on the connection between science and poetry, and their common language of insight, intuition, inspiration and imagination.
We are glad to invite you for participation in NNBY’s 3rd International Buddhist Youth Convention (IBYC2019)- a unique opportunity to bring Triratna Buddhist youth Community from across the world. Theme: ”Building a New Buddhist World: United in Diversity” Lead By: Dh Subhuti Date: 21-27 Jan 2019 Venue:Three Jewels Centre- Bodhgaya, Bihar- India Fees: Indian participants: Rs. 4000/- International participants: Rs. 11500/- (£127 approx) (For food and lodging charges during the convention dates) Indian participants intake: 200 International participants intake: 50
Using this board, we collected ideas about the world we wish to inhabit. These pieces of paper are stylised feathers, and during the month as they collected they turned into a fantastic feather cloak (kakahu) that embodies a world more in line with our values. What we wrote follows.
The world we envision for the future is one where the arts are paramount, myth and legend carry our inspiration above the material world; appreciation and gratitude are valued over ownership and rights
Enlightenment must be within our reach! This FBA Dharmabyte, is called ‘The Seed of the Thus Gone’, an excerpt from the talk simply titled The Motive by Padmavajra.
This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’. The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa,...