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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Las Venezolanas (en Español)

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 17:06

Una  conversación de Parami con un maravillosos grupo de mujeres Venezolanas Mitras de la Comunidad Budista Triratna, hablando de la importancia de la practica del Dharma en un país donde hay una enorme turbulencia política y económica.

Su respuesta es clara: en época de guerra lo que la gente necesita  es paz y compasión  y esto es precisamente lo que el dharma ofrece. Una evocación conmovedora y urgente desde una perspectiva vital.

Grabado en Mexico, Abril 2017

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Applications Invited to Triratna's Growth Fund 2017

Posted by Mokshini to European Chairs' Assembly on Tue, 25 Apr, 2017 - 12:17

Applications are invited for Triratna Growth Fund for 2017!

The purpose of the Growth Fund is to encourage the growth of the Triratna Community where growth is defined as an increase in the numbers of people coming to us to learn basic meditation and Dharma.

Applications are open to anyone - if you are a chair or lead a Triratna Group you might well have a project in mind yourself; or know of initiatives around your Centre, Group and Sangha that would benefit from a grant from the...

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices From Mexico - Upeksamati On How To Start A Buddhist Centre

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 16:52

Continuing our series of in-depth conversations with Buddhists in Mexico, here is the irrepressible Upeksamati: Dharma pioneer in his homeland and founder of the Mexico City Buddhist Center. 

We hear of his own Buddhist training in England in the 1980s and ’90s and how that influenced his approach to bringing what he learned back home again. We get, in effect, a crash course in the essentials of starting a new Buddhist Center - at scale, and with ambition!

Always engaging, always in love with...

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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

Posted by Centre Team to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 14 Apr, 2017 - 16:33

Updated April 26th 2017 to fix some broken links in PDF version.

From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) in response to questions people have asked about historical controversy and unskilful behaviour in FWBO/Triratna, and the ways these are sometimes represented online. The main intention is to provide, in good faith, information we believe to be accurate. We wish to represent what are often complex issues in a fair-minded way without over simplifying, aware that other views...

Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Special action for 2017 - #6: 'Climate Change for Beginners: a workshop'

Posted by Mark103 to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 22:45

I’m keen to encourage more open discussion of climate change and the ethical issues it brings with it. I’ve facilitated a few sessions with Triratna groups on this topic, so have put together some notes for anyone who wants to hold a short workshop on this topic. Alongside this, I’m going to put together a short video on climate change and why it matters to Buddhists, which I will post here soon. 

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Summer Programme & Magazine

Summer Programme & Magazine

Posted by LDNBuddhist to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 16:29

Summer time is here and we’re pleased to announce a new issue of our magazine, The London Buddhist, and a fresh programme of events. Whether you’re just starting to explore meditation and Buddhism or have been coming to the centre for years, we hope there’ll be something to catch your imagination. Enjoy!

 

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sounds From Triratna50 At Aryaloka, USA

Posted by bhpruitt to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 17:23

Some great sounds from a day celebrating Triratna at Aryaloka on the north-east coast of the USA. Bettye Pruitt from Portsmouth Buddhist Center interviews Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka, the Triratna Center in Portland, Maine, about her travels in traditional Buddhist countries. Shaun Bartone leads the singing of the song is “I Became Awake” by Canadian folk singer Tony Dekker of the band Great Lake Swimmers. And then we get a longer harmonized chanting...

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

Full time vacancy for IT Manager at Karuna Trust

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 17:12

Full time vacancy for IT Manager

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

Karuna is currently recruiting for an I T Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining IT systems to enable our fundraising, programmes and finance teams to carry out their work as effectively as possible.

We offer a generous and flexible support package...

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Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Triratna50 In The North!

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna@50 on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 15:40

Sanghadhara at the UK Northern region event in Sheffield to mark the 50th anniversary of Triratna as a Buddhist community. Talking to Dharmamayi and Moksatara (Padmasagara couldn’t make it!). Catching up on highlights from the day, and reflecting on what it’s like as younger Order members to hear stories from “the old days”.

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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Special action for #5: a course called 'Saving the Earth'

Posted by Vajracaksu to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sun, 9 Apr, 2017 - 19:12

For the second year running for BAM I’ll be offering a free meditation & Buddhism course in Istanbul called, “Saving the Earth” based on Akuppa’s book. I’ve designed a 6 week course for regulars that can be used for English speaking Triratna centres and groups. The book is now 8-9 years old but I also include more up to date material written last year by Tejopala. There are just a few copies of the book left by e-books are available. If...

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