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Triratna Thrive: How FutureDharma is responding to the Coronavirus
FutureDharma exists to enable an abundantly funded, effective and well-resourced Triratna community that can respond to a suffering world and provide a progressive pathway to liberation.
The established purpose of FutureDharma is to seed and support Triratna Sanghas around the world, funding Dharma projects which promote unity, depth and breadth internationally, especially new projects which are bold and innovative. However a new approach is needed for this unprecedented time of rapid change, uncertainty and challenge.
How is FutureDharma responding to the Coronavirus crisis?
Throughout Triratna there needs to be: (i) a strong sense of Triratna as an international community, of unity and commonality, and of being in this together, (ii) help and encouragement for centres and groups to survive and thrive through this period and to sustain and resource their Sanghas through effective online activities, and (iii) encouragement for Sanghas and projects to, where possible, extend their activities and reaching out to new people – offering meditation and the Dharma at this time of stress and distress
The FutureDharma Directors, team and Trustees are very keen for FutureDharma to play a part in meeting these needs and helping Triratna to survive and thrive. Clearly continuing to operate in the same manner as the last 4 year is not an option and after careful consideration the FutureDharma Directors and Trustees concluded that FutureDharma will:
work with existing and new projects partners to respond to the challenges of the coronavirus and capacity-building through offering the skills and experience of the FutureDharma team.
It was also concluded that it is not within FutureDharma’s remit or ability (due to limited funds and likely high demand) to provide emergency funding for Centres facing financial difficulties or crisis (however skills and experience can be shared).
Working with projects partners and capacity building
FutureDharma and the team will:
FutureDharma Directors and Trustees. May 2020
Directors: Nandavajra, Amalavajra, and Viryanaga
Trustees: Paramabandhu, Subhadramati, Jvalamalini, Satyajyoti, Aryajaya and Dhammarati