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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 12 - The Ministry of Presence

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 12:17

A mythic sense of things is never far away in today’s conversation about radical imagination: at the most intimate levels of close, personal friendship; and also culturally, historically, politically, and spiritually as we try to meet the moment of crisis to which we are all witnesses.

With Viveka and Upayadhi we discuss taking cues from anticipatory communities who deal with systemic suffering every day, and who have stored up effective responses to some of the issues we are all now facing. The...

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Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 15:06

Here are Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2020 by Triratna’s Safeguarding team, part of Triratna’s Ethics Kula.

(See below for more information on Safeguarding, the Safeguarding team, the Ethics Kula and the difference between Safeguarding matters and Matters of Order conduct.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures are a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva activity of protecting living beings from harm.

The model Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the...

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Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:47

Here are the Triratna Model Safeguarding policies 2020 and Ethical Guidelines 2020, which replace any model documents not dated 2020 - as well as two new guidance documents.

Triratna Model Safeguarding policies 2020 and Ethical Guidelines 2020

  1. Triratna worldwide general advice on Safeguarding 2020 (These are introductory notes, not a policy.)
  2. The Triratna Model Child Protection policy 2020
  3. The Triratna Model Child Protection Code of Conduct 2020
  4. The Triratna Model Safeguarding Adults Policy 2020
  5. The Triratna Model Ethical Guidelines 2020 (unchanged since 2019 but please update your document so it says 2020)

These model documents are public. Once you have updated your own policies (and your council has adopted them) it’s a good idea to...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 11 - A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life (Live Q & A)

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 00:41

As part of our week-long Home Retreat on ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds - A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life’, we are delighted to host here for a live online Q & A, Vajragupta the author and Dharma teacher behind the retreat itself.

A great, wide-ranging and practical discussion about what this classic Buddhist teaching has to say to us about caring for ourselves and each other during the current coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic. And what...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 10 - Covid Emergency in India (A Home Retreat Appeal)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 00:12

I confess, when I sat down to record this podcast yesterday I somehow didn’t expect it to have the impact it did. I’d seen all the news stories, shaken my head, wondered at how human beings can meet such complex, painful realities as what’s unfolding in India right now. But here they were - my friends - talking about what I can do about it. What you can do too. 

We’re spending a week - in whatever ways we can manage...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 9 - Breathing Space

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 16:30

Dr. Paramabandhu Groves is the co-author with Dr. Jed Shamel of ‘Mindful Emotion - A Short Course in Kindness’, and the pioneering spirit behind the Breathing Space project in London. Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy he specialises in recovery work with those suffering from long-term depression and addiction issues.

As you might expect from someone who has lived for 30+ years in Dharma-centred community, Paramabandhu has also turned to developing resources for mental health based around core Buddhist practices...

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Frome Triratna Dharma Resources Online

By Dhammadassin on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 15:59

Dear Sangha friends, 
Hoping you are keeping well and strong in your practice.

We are in the process of putting together our own online presence locally, and will be in touch about that soon. 

In the meantime, there’s lots of material, opportunities, and options to support your Dharma practice online - here are some links you might find interesting and helpful:

There’s a whole world available via the London Buddhist Centre Online 
...

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