Exactly 50 years ago today Urgyen Sangharakshita dedicated the Triratna Meditation and Shrine room (yes it was called Triratna!) in a basement below a shop in Covent Garden.
So many lives have been transformed by the Buddhist movement that grew from that simple ceremony.
Today FutureDharma Fund launches the Triratna50 Appeal will raise £500,000 this year to ensure that Triratna’s contribution to the world in its second 50 years is as extraordinary as in its first.
Here are some of the projects that we’re funding with your help.