Triratna’s model policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2023, are now available over on the Triratna Resources page, along with guidance documents and the Triratna Model Ethical Guidelines.
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.
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.
Here are some photos from the 2020 Winter European Chairs Assembly meeting which took place at Adhisthana. The ECA meeting is a chance for those chairing Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe to come together, practice the Dharma, develop friendships and discuss issues of relevance to their sanghas and the Triratna movement, as a whole.