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Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 15:51

Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 15:51

Members of Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA: the Chairs of Triratna centres, retreat centres and other initiatives in Europe) take seriously their responsibility to protect children and adults from harm in the course of Triratna activities.

The ECA employs an overall Safeguarding officer, Munisha, who works with the Safeguarding Adviser, Amaladipa, who is very senior in the criminal justice system in the UK.

Triratna has model Safeguarding policies and ethical guidelines, updated every year. 
Read about the 2020 documents and find...

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Amalavajra

Does your centre need help with the financial challenges of Coronavirus?

Fri, 20 Mar, 2020 - 15:38

Does your centre need help with the financial challenges of Coronavirus?

Fri, 20 Mar, 2020 - 15:38

Keturaja, Danayutta, Maitrinara and I, from the Triratna Money Group have just met to discuss how we might help Triratna centres deal with their fall-off in income now that most have closed their doors.

We’d be willing to research, summarise and share, for example, government crisis support schemes in the UK, and ways of negotiating rent and mortgage ‘holidays’.

However before doing this work we’d like to know whether you would find this useful. Please reply in the comments box.

With metta,

Amalavajra, FutureDharma Fund...

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Hi Amalavajra. Windhorse Publications is not a centre, but we’ll definitely be affected. I’d find what you’re suggesting very helpful. Thank you ! 

Ratnaprabha's picture

Yes, very useful, thanks, Ratnaprabha

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yes please

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Here in Stockholm we had just taken out a very large loan for ground source heating at Dharmagiri retreat centre, which was going to be a challenge even before coronavirus struck - and all our other Triratna centres around Europe will be strongly affected.

So if you can also research European crisis funding, please do!

Many thanks,
Munisha

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Thanks for your responses.

Keturaja and Danayutta will be on the ECA Zoom on Wednesday to respond to you in relation to emergency financial management. And Nandavajra will explain how FutureDharma will help you to fundraise. Spoiler: we have already hired Kusaladevi 2.5 days pw for this.

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Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

Wed, 6 Feb, 2019 - 13:03

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

Wed, 6 Feb, 2019 - 13:03

If you’re interested in Sangharakshita’s seminars in book form for your Centre Library or community, , Lulu have a 20% off discount until midnight on 7/2/19, simply quote TWENTY19 at checkout…  You’ll find the seminars (and his Collected Lectures) by going to Lulu and searching for “sangharakshita seminars” or “sangharshita lectures”…

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Munisha

Adults at risk/Vulnerable adults training event

Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:32

Adults at risk/Vulnerable adults training event

Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:32

Booking now open for a half day training event for Triratna Safeguarding officers and trustees in the UK and Ireland, helping us all develop our understanding of the definition of ”Adults at risk’ previously known as ‘Vulnerable adults’.

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Birmingham Buddhist Centre 
12 noon bring your own lunch
1pm-4pm training with an external trainer from the CCPAS

Bookings by email to 
munisha [at] triratnadevelopment.org

Who can attend?
This is an event for Order members...

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Munisha

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Here in Suffolk, UK, days come and go, the rain pours down, the duck family continues to parade around (see previous report), and the Chairs are still meditating, doing puja, chatting, walking and listening to presentations and small groups.

They’ve looked at the work of Triratna’s Translations Board; members of the College and Adhisthana Kula have visited to explain the work they’re doing to address painful aspects of Triratna’s past; and the ECA’s Safeguarding officer, Munisha, has...

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Old and new....

Sun, 23 Jul, 2017 - 15:06

Old and new....

Sun, 23 Jul, 2017 - 15:06

After 7 years the chairs decided that it was time to update their ECA group photo! The previous image showed the ECA at their summer meeting at Vajrasana in 2010, so exactly 7 years ago. 

Many people who were chairs in 2010 have since moved on … and there are many new faces on the 2017 photo -  and of course there are some centres and projects that didn’t yet exist in 2010! 

But if you have a spare 5 minutes you...

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European Chairs Assembly July 2017

Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 08:21

European Chairs Assembly July 2017

Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 08:21

The European Chairs Assembly is taking place 17-27 July 2017 at the LBC’s beautiful new Vajrasana retreat centre in the Suffolk countryside. 

Twice a year the chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe as well as the chairs or representatives from the main Triratna projects such as the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna, Clear Vision and Dharmachakra, come together - for a week in January, and 10 days in the summer. It is a significant event in the life of a chair....

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Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly seeks new Safeguarding officer

Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 10:11

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly seeks new Safeguarding officer

Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 10:11

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly seeks new Safeguarding officer

We are looking for an Order member to carry on the development of Safeguarding policy and practice begun by Munisha in 2013.

This is an opportunity to join a happy and successful team, and to play an extremely helpful role in the life of Triratna: you will work as an extension of the European Chairs’ Assembly’s Development team, under the team leadership of Nandavajra and supported by Munisha. Ensuring co-ordination across Triratna, you will also work...

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European Triratna's Safeguarding rollout well under way

Sun, 15 Jan, 2017 - 15:35

European Triratna's Safeguarding rollout well under way

Sun, 15 Jan, 2017 - 15:35

At the end of this month’s gathering of Triratna’s European Chairs, there was a show of hands to establish how many centres now had Safeguarding officers and policies for the protection of children and “vulnerable adults”.

Of Triratna’s 35 urban centres and retreat centres in Britain, Ireland and the rest of Europe, 30 had Safeguarding officers and had adopted safeguarding policies, or were in process of doing so.

This is an extremely good rate of progress. We began talking...

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