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.
Farewell to Nandavajra who has been the stalwart director and member of the ECA Development team for the past six years. Here he says his farewells and shares what he has enjoyed about his time working for the ECA.
In a comprehensive rejoicing for him on the last night of the European Chairs Assembly (ECA) meeting his good friend and Chair of Brighton Buddhist Centre, Subhadassi, described him as “the grandfather” of the meeting due...
Maitridevi from Taraloka outlines some of the strategic priorities that the European Chairs Assembly have agreed upon during the 2020 Winter meeting - and speaks more fully on the priority close to her heart: Dharmic engagement with social and ecological issues.