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Celebrate the 65th ‘Ambedkar Day’ with us

Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 - 14:06

Celebrate the 65th ‘Ambedkar Day’ with us

Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 - 14:06

Dear Sangha, Jaibhim!

I want to invite you to two exciting hybrid events to celebrate the 65th ‘Ambedkar Day’, that you can join in-person or online:

Bristol: 12th Oct 7.30-9.30pm Join online here

Cambridge: 17th Oct 2-4.30pm Join online here

Please put them in your diaries!

With so much emphasis on socially engaged Buddhism, few other people in history have demonstrated what this means more effectively than Dr Ambedkar;

Ours is a battle not for wealth; nor for power, ours is a battle for freedom; for reclamation of

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India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

From Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

From Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

The Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second and third waves of COVID in India.

The remits of the three charities are different – the Abhayaratna Trust works with individual order members, Karuna Trust with the wider community and FutureDharma / with Triratna movement organisations and projects...

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Mahasraddha

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic that is putting many people and communities in desperate circumstances in India, a number of appeals have been initiated by Triratna Trusts and individuals both in the East and the West.

In Europe, The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma/India Dhamma Trust and the Karuna Trust/Karuna Germany are all active in raising and distributing emergency relief funds to people in need in India. In addition, Subhuti launched...

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Triratna Thrive Online: How FutureDharma is responding to the Coronavirus

Fri, 15 May, 2020 - 14:38

Triratna Thrive Online: How FutureDharma is responding to the Coronavirus

Fri, 15 May, 2020 - 14:38

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...

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Working Together - FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust

Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 12:06

Working Together - FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust

Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 12:06

We’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re going to be working a lot more closely with India Dhamma Trust. 

With the world in lockdown, no-one is unaffected. In India conditions are hard. Food is difficult to come by and expensive. Many people don’t have homes or sanitation. People that do have homes often live with many family members sharing a small space. There is mass migration with migrant workers returning to their home villages. The sangha in India are responding to the needs...

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Too many people in the night in the rain: Impressions from Venezuela

Tue, 25 Jun, 2019 - 18:05

Too many people in the night in the rain: Impressions from Venezuela

Tue, 25 Jun, 2019 - 18:05

In October 2018 Saraha paid a visit to Venezuela, part funded by Future Dharma, to support the sangha and Vajranatha, who is the only Order member in the whole of Venezuela. Saraha writes a full account of his time there and gives us some impressions of what it is like for those living and practising the Dharma in the midst of a volatile political landscape. 

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“It really felt like a good and useful thing to do. People, mountains, landslides… The...

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2018 Annual report now published

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 15:00

2018 Annual report now published

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 15:00

“More of the same, reaching more and more people.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Speaking just a few months before he died, this was Sangharakshita’s ongoing vision for Triratna. FutureDharma exists to help make this beautifully simple vision a vibrant reality.

We set out in 2016 with nine Dharma Priorities, the blessing and support of the College of Public Preceptors, and the fervent belief that members of Triratna love our sangha and want to give other people the opportunity to benefit from it. From the get go we have supported...

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Thank you to Jai

Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 13:53

Thank you to Jai

Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 13:53

Thank you to Jai

Jai Teather will be leaving the FutureDharma team, and the Adhisthana community, at the beginning of March and as Director I want to thank him, on behalf of the team and trustees, for all that he has contributed to the project. All of us involved in FutureDharma are inspired by and love the project but, as a project in its infancy, the work can be demanding; Jai has been with FutureDharma for a year but, after careful consideration...

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FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Fund’s Major Project round for funding in 2019 is now open for applications. Major projects are those seeking more than £3,000 overall, which can include large multi-year projects.

Although demand usually always outstrip our capacity to provide funding, inviting a broad range of applications each year, particularly internationally, helps to ensure that we support the most effective projects which offer the best value for the funding available.

Major projects funded in 2018 include:

  • Supporting the development of Young People’s activities throughout
  • ...
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Your gifts are passing on the Dharma in Venezuela

Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:24

Your gifts are passing on the Dharma in Venezuela

Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:24

If there’s no way people can travel to a retreat, then why not fly the retreat to them! 

Aryavacin (Nottingham, UK), Manjusiha (Padmaloka, UK), and Padmashalin (Valencia, Spain), have done just that.

The location? Merida, Venezuela.

The three friends landed last week and immediately began leading a valuable retreat programme.

The situation is tough in Merida. Vajranatha is the only Order member in the sangha, in fact in the whole of Venezuela. He’s been working heroically to keep Merida’s thriving sangha going.

Recent economic turmoil in Venezuela has...