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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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dhammamegha's picture

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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January 2020 ECA Report

Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 13:54

Here is a short report of the ECA Winter meeting that was held at Adhisthana from 4-11 January 2020.

Videos and a podcast recorded by Sadayasihi are to be found here:

Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield
Maitridevi on the ECA’s new strategic priorities
Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer
Listen to a podcast about the ECA’s new strategic priorities
video farewell from Nandavajra...

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Sadayasihi

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

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.

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Sadayasihi

Video - Farewell from Nandavajra

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:24

Video - Farewell from Nandavajra

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:24

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...

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Sadayasihi

Video - Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:20

Video - Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:20

Munisha, Triratna’s Safeguarding and Liaison Officer and member of the Development Team, talks about what she loves about her work.

Read more about Safeguarding in Triratna

+Follow the Triratna in the Buddhist World space

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Sadayasihi

Video - Aparajita and Gunabhadri on working for the Development Team

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:17

Video - Aparajita and Gunabhadri on working for the Development Team

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:17

Gunabhadri and Aparajita from the ECA Development Team talk about what they love about their work during the 2020 Winter meeting.

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Sadayasihi

Video - Introducing Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:50

Video - Introducing Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:50

Amaragita is the new Chair of Buddhafield. She’s been a trustee for Buddhafield these past six years and recently became the Chair after Jayaraja stepped down.

In this short video she introduces herself and talks about what Buddhafield offers and their vision.

Visit the Buddhafield website

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Sadayasihi

Video - Maitridevi on the ECA's new strategic priorities

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:35

Video - Maitridevi on the ECA's new strategic priorities

Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:35

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.

Listen to a podcast about the ECA’s new strategic priorities

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A short summary of the July 2019 ECA

Thu, 5 Sep, 2019 - 11:53

The attached pdf is a short summary report of the July European Chairs Assembly (ECA)  meeting at Padmaloka.

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