College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – February 2024

By Vajrashura on Thu, 29 Feb, 2024 - 23:59

Chair's Letter – February 2024

By Vajrashura on Thu, 29 Feb, 2024 - 23:59

This month’s letter is written by Vajrashura, who first came across Triratna in Ireland, in 1999, at the age of 22. He was ordained in 2007 in Guhyaloka by Kulananda, and since 2009 has been the men’s Mitra Convenor for Dublin where he lives in a men’s community. He now also works for the Sikkha Project on a part-time basis and joined the College in 2020.

Hear more from Vajrashura in a talk he gave on Sadhana, White Tara and...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Vacancy at Rivendell - a place of myth, magic and meditation

By aparajita on Thu, 29 Feb, 2024 - 17:54

Vacancy at Rivendell - a place of myth, magic and meditation

By aparajita on Thu, 29 Feb, 2024 - 17:54

Rivendell has a unique opportunity for someone to come and experience working at this successful and well-loved Triratna retreat centre, that will have her 40th anniversary next year.

We would like to have someone join our team as our property caretaker (*this could be residential) for an initial 6 months. If things go well this could lead to a more permanent position: we would like applicants to be either Order members or TFO/GFR Mitras of any gender.

Our small team are looking...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

The Windhorse Trust are looking for a new team member

By aparajita on Tue, 27 Feb, 2024 - 17:13

The Windhorse Trust are looking for a new team member

By aparajita on Tue, 27 Feb, 2024 - 17:13

We are recruiting for a (trainee) Property Manager to join the Windhorse Trust team in  Cambridge. We are team-based right-livelihood based in Cambridge that is consistently the single biggest financial donor to Triratna projects. 

The role we are recruiting for will play a critical part in managing the maintenance of the Trust’s properties (involving an awareness of the different needs of the properties, managing contractors and doing some basic maintenance tasks); with scope for developing property maintenance services beyond the Windhorse Trust...

Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Dreaming the Real: Poetry Night

By Zoemel on Thu, 22 Feb, 2024 - 15:46

Dreaming the Real: Poetry Night

By Zoemel on Thu, 22 Feb, 2024 - 15:46

Dreaming the Real: Poetry Night
Saturday 24 February, 7:00pm-9:00pm
With special guests including Vishvantara and Annabeth Glittermouse Orton
A fundraiser for Tiratanaloka Unlimited, suggested donation: £15
In person and on Zoom

“Buddhism and art […] are indispensable to a balanced spiritual life.” Sangharakshita, The Meaning of Buddhism and the Value of Art   Developing the imagination and sensitivity for beauty is a key part of the spiritual path. Art can have a profound emotional impact and communicate the mystery...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Come and join our women's+ community in Sheffield

By aparajita on Thu, 22 Feb, 2024 - 09:28

Come and join our women's+ community in Sheffield

By aparajita on Thu, 22 Feb, 2024 - 09:28

Are you interested in living in a community house with other practicing Buddhists?

A new space will be coming up in summer 2024 in the Sheffield women+ community, Vajramandala. At full capacity, the community consists of seven Mitras / Order Members. We live in a beautiful big house and garden owned by the Buddhist Centre, 5 mins walk from the Buddhist Centre itself.  We cook for one another, meditate together and have one community night a week.  The available room is an attic room...