A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times (One World, One Sangha)

On Tue, 19 October, 2021 - 05:00
Liz_Bassett's picture

When the pandemic hit in spring 2020 many of us went into immediate lockdowns. As our local Buddhist Centres were forced to close their doors many worked with tremendous resource and ingenuity to move their sanghas online. It really was incredible to see.

The Buddhist Centre Online team responded with a gift to our Sangha in the form of the Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times. This almost magical resource of podcasts, talks, retreats, courses, and live meditation sessions appeared seemingly overnight. It quickly became an online home for any of us seeking support and connection into our wider Sangha. 

One of the most unexpected yet beautiful aspect of the toolkit was the new online retreats. The Buddhist Centre Online collaborated with Triratna retreat centres to host online retreats that we could attend no matter where we lived in the world. 

Maryellen lives in New Hampshire, USA. She was able to participate in an online retreat with women from all over the world, hosted by Taraloka, UK. Being on that retreat during the height of the lockdowns was a precious connection with Sangha when Maryellen needed it most.

It was really, really well done - the way they used technology to make us feel close and connected. - Maryellen

Without the generous support of FutureDharma supporters, The Buddhist Centre Online wouldn’t have been able to reach out to our Sangha with the Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times. 

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