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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Vacancy at Karuna: Full-time Programme Manager

By Karuna on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 16:43

Vacancy at Karuna: Full-time Programme Manager

By Karuna on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 16:43

Inspired by Buddhist values Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Our work focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

We’re looking for a new Programme Manager to join our dynamic London-based team. The job involves working with projects and partner organisations in India and Nepal, including a number of our Indian Triratna Trusts, to deliver positive change in the lives of people from Dalit and other marginalised communities.

You’ll need to...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Advanced Pali reading course

By dhivan thomas jones on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 12:56

Advanced Pali reading course

By dhivan thomas jones on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 12:56

(Posted on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies:)

This summer, Prof. Gombrich will run another Advanced Pali reading course in Oxford in August. The dates for this course are as follows: arrive Wednesday evening, 14th August, depart Friday morning 23rd August. There will be no class on Sunday 18th August. This course will be unlike the introductory course.  It will mainly consist of reading texts together in class.  This year that will include poetry and commentaries; some texts will be distributed in advance.

As in previous years,...

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Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

Adjusting Oneself

By dharmalata on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 06:05

Adjusting Oneself

By dharmalata on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 06:05

Adjusting Oneself 
 
This is a subtle one so I hope I do it justice.
 
Sometimes when I’m sitting in the meditation room at Jayakula, our Buddhist community house in Coogee and someone enters or leaves the space I adjust my posture. And I adjust it because I want to be seen having a good meditation posture. I want to be taken seriously as a practitioner.
 
I’m aware that they may look...

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Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now have written to Triratna, via the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK:

“On 26th June, The Time is Now mass lobby of UK Parliament is taking place, and many faith organisations, faith communities and faith leaders, are taking part.

Workshops, an interfaith Walk of Witness, and interfaith Speaker Event are all taking place ahead of the mass lobby itself. 

Former Archbishop Rowan Williams, with Qari Asim MBE, Vishvapani, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Christine...

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Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

Les travaux ont commencé ! The building work has started!

By Vassika on Tue, 18 Jun, 2019 - 15:04

Les travaux ont commencé ! The building work has started!

By Vassika on Tue, 18 Jun, 2019 - 15:04

I visited the Centre yesterday and already walls had disappeared and there was rubble everywhere! It’s very exciting to see the space changing shape.

Now I’m busy thinking about floors, kitchen units, paints and lighting…

I’m delighted to say that we have managed to pass the half-way mark with our fundraising, which is very encouraging, but we still need help to reach our target.

If you’d like to participate, please have a look at our fundraising page or centrebouddhisteparis [at] gmail.com...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference is currently underway at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA

This year those attending this biennial conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri from London, UK. A variety of other Buddhist traditions in North America will also be represented. This is the fifth gathering of this kind, which has happened every two years since 2011.

The main topic is ethical transformation - exploring...

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Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

Full-time or Part-time

By dharmalata on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 05:19

Full-time or Part-time

By dharmalata on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 05:19

Full-time or Part-time?
 
There’s been a bit of an evolution in the way I think about metta practice. It started when I was at a drinks evening in an inner-city pub with Gina and a few of her theatre friends.
 
I was critiquing my behaviour after the evening and wondering if I’d been friendly and generous enough in the way I’d engaged with the group and it led me to think ‘Well next time...

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

The Great Plant Give Away at ‘Hidden Gems’- the TBRL Charity Shop for the Croydon Buddhist Centre

By Mokshadarshini on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 15:58

The Great Plant Give Away at ‘Hidden Gems’- the TBRL Charity Shop for the Croydon Buddhist Centre

By Mokshadarshini on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 15:58

Every year ‘Hidden Gems’ marks Buddhist Action Month. It’s a great way of engaging with our customer and local community. In previous years we have given out information about being vegan with its environmental benefits; last year we highlighted ethical issues around  the clothing industry.

This June we wanted to bring out generosity and to thank our customers and people who donate to us. Our shop runs on dana- people giving us their unwanted items and with some love and care, we re- home them, in the process supporting four Buddhists...

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Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Imágenes de la Liberación. 23-29 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:44

Imágenes de la Liberación. 23-29 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:44

En este retiro descubrimos cómo una práctica budista nos ayuda a enriquecer y ennoblecer nuestras vidas haciéndonos más sensibles y conscientes de sus ilimitadas posibilidades. Vamos a explorar la vida humana y sus retos a través de unos mitos y símbolos milenarios, rescatados de un texto budista tradicional llamado el Sutra del Loto Blanco, que nos transmiten la belleza y el profundo significado de estar vivos.

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Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Retiro de Verano I: La Meditación y el poder de transformación, 16-22 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:41

Retiro de Verano I: La Meditación y el poder de transformación, 16-22 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:41

Meditación y el poder de la transformación.
¿Alguna vez te has preguntado si la vida tiene sentido? o ¿te has preguntado por qué sufro tanto? ¿Qué puedo hacer para entenderme mejor, para darle más significado a mi vida? Vamos a buscar respuestas a estas preguntas explorando  la práctica de la meditación como herramienta de transformación en el día a día en el contexto del triple sendero de la ética, la concentración y la sabiduría....

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