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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

You may already have guessed which eBook we’re giving away this week. Given that the last two have been What is the Sangha? and Who is the Buddha? it may come as no surprise that we’re completing Sangharakshita’s trilogy with What is the Dharma?

If you’ve enjoyed reading Sangharakshita’s books about the three jewels, you might be interested to know that they are also available in print, as Volume 3 of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, The Three Jewels II.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in the United States

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 10:26

Ordination in the United States

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 10:26

We are happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Rob Devney of Seattle at the Dharmadhara Retreat Center in northern California on 20th September 2020.

Rob becomes Siladhara, a Pali name meaning “He who upholds ethical practice.”

Viradhamma was both Private and Public Preceptor.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Trustees of charities in the UK are held legally and morally responsible for Safeguarding their charities’ beneficiaries from harm in the course of their charities’ activities.

Triratna trustees may be interested in these dates (September 2020-February 2021) for online trustee training from Thirtyone:eight, who specialise in Safeguarding for faith organisations. This training will refer to the law and Charity Commission regulations in England and Wales.

Webinar: Safeguarding for Trustees

The Safeguarding team will be happy to have feedback from anyone attending these webinars.

Munisha
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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Public Ordinations Coming up at Padmaloka

By Satyakirti on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 15:54

Public Ordinations Coming up at Padmaloka

By Satyakirti on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 15:54

In just over a week Padmaloka will be opening it’s gates to men coming on retreat here for the first time since March. In the past few weeks we’ve been finalising our hygiene procedures, dusting off the dorms and hoovering down the carpets - heaving the great Padmaloka bellows and bringing the flames back up to retreat ready temperatures - so to speak.

The first retreat here will be an Ordination retreat, for five men who were due to be Ordained in April:

  • Clive Fletcher
  • Chris Petts
  • Michael Procter
  • Alex Stirling
  • Mike Whittam

Their Public Ordinations...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

launch of new Western Buddhist Review website and issue

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 20:42

launch of new Western Buddhist Review website and issue

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 20:42

Dear friends,

You’re receiving this message because you ‘follow’ the Western Buddhist Review on www.thebuddhistcentre.com. We are very grateful to the thebuddhistcentre.com for hosting our Review since 2013. But I’m writing to let you know that we now have a new website at www.westernbuddhistreview.com, and not only that, but a new issue of the Review, Volume 7, with articles by Dhivan, Silavadin, Matt Drage and Mitrānanda. Some book reviews and further articles will follow in due course, and we intend the...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Jamyang London Celebrates Black History Month

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 10:12

Jamyang London Celebrates Black History Month

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 10:12

You may be interested in this information about events run by Jamyang London (UK), part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), which has come to me at the Triratna Liaison Office. They write:

“October marks Black History Month in the UK.

Across the country, events will be taking place to celebrate the contributions Black people have made to all aspects of society and culture. This year, the shadow cast by the tragic state killings of...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

The Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 08:33

The Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 08:33

Triratna’s Adhisthana Kula published yesterday a public report on its work 2017-2019 to address ethical (and other) concerns in Triratna’s past.

Read the report.

The Adhisthana Kula, so named simply because it met at Triratna’s main centre, Adhisthana, was a group of seven women and men, senior Order members who volunteered to meet over many months and years to identify and address the matters of concern. As they say in their report:

“It is not our job to...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Notice of the Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ratnadharini on Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 21:57

Notice of the Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ratnadharini on Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 21:57

The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to issues from Triratna’s past. The members of the Kula worked together over the course of nearly four years to review historical difficulties in our community and find ways to address their lasting consequences. Towards the end of 2019, they published an update on the Adhisthana Kula webspace, stating an intention to summarise the work, making it clear what had been done so far and outlining next steps. It was a complex...