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We're looking for a new Communications Manager. Could it be you?

Tue, 15 Mar, 2022 - 14:28

Are you a Mitra or Order Member wanting to work in a forward-looking Right Livelihood Team?

FutureDharma is seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual to join us as our new Communications Manager. Could it be you?

As Communications Manager you’ll help take FutureDharma and our work into its next phase, developing a strategy to further broaden our supporter list using our own and partners’ email and social media channels.

You’ll also work closely with our fundraisers, supporting their work by supplying them with inspiring content and stories...

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Vacancy - Supporter Care Officer

Wed, 23 Feb, 2022 - 15:14

Are you a Mitra or Order Member wanting to work in a forward-looking Right Livelihood Team?

We’re seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual to join us. Could it be you?

As Supporter Care Officer you’ll play a vital role right at the heart of our team.

You’ll take care of our supporters, thanking them for their gifts, answering their enquiries, and ensuring that their gifts are securely processed and recorded. You’ll also work closely with our fundraisers, supporting their work by supplying them with accurate data...

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What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

From Community Highlights on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 17:19

What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

From Community Highlights on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 17:19

Saturday, April 9 2022

Triratna Day 2022 will focus on our contribution to the world: a vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (“beautiful friendship”), for the benefit of all. The day will be an experience of that, especially of being part of a global network of friendships for the good.

We’ll have four events—meditation, talk, a seminar and a puja—hosted from Adhisthana, Berlin, and the Americas. Translation will be available for some sessions. And our symbol will be Bhante Sangharakshita’s...

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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

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Tell us what you (really) think!

Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 10:00

Tell us what you (really) think!

Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 10:00

Over the last few weeks our friends at The Buddhist Centre Online have featured FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust - both our projects and our team. So you’ve probably heard quite a lot about us.

But what do you really think? Here’s your chance to tell us what projects inspire you, what you’d like to see less of, and why you give (or don’t give).

Complete our quick and easy survey and let us know what you care about most in our Triratna...

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One World, One Sangha - What’s Triratna done for me?

Sun, 31 Oct, 2021 - 11:30

One World, One Sangha - What’s Triratna done for me?

Sun, 31 Oct, 2021 - 11:30

I first went to the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in 2008. My life was ok, but I was looking for more meaning - something I could put all my energies into. I was going in circles. Sinhacandra, the Order member teaching meditation, reached out to me with kindness. And that made all the difference. 

I still kept changing relationships and homes, struggling to get a foothold. The Buddhists seemed to know how to work with change though. And Mitra study helped me connect...

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When you're not sure what to do, start by giving (One World, One Sangha)

Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

When you're not sure what to do, start by giving (One World, One Sangha)

Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday we shared the Sikkha Project’s work to support our Buddhist Centres to provide the best in Triratna’s Dharma teaching. When I was writing the post I was struck by how many times I used the word give - people giving their time, their expertise, their support.  

Our next project really showed us all how to give. When the pandemic took hold, Windhorse Publications found themselves in a tight spot. They rely on selling the majority of their books in our Centre...

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Sharing High Quality Dharma Teaching (One World, One Sangha)

Fri, 29 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Sharing High Quality Dharma Teaching (One World, One Sangha)

Fri, 29 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Wherever we are in the world, whether we attend a busy urban Buddhist centre or a small group, we can be sure that we’re receiving an integrated spiritual training from when we first attend a beginners course, right up until we join the Order.

This is due in large part to the Sikkha Project which provides online teaching resources so that our Buddhist Centres can teach as effectively as possible. 

During the pandemic The Sikkha Project really rose to the challenge of supporting our teaching...

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Sharing our Rich History (One World, One Sangha)

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Sharing our Rich History (One World, One Sangha)

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

For many of us reaching out to our Sangha in India was a natural response to the heightened fear of illness that the pandemic brought. If anything, it’s become clearer than ever before that we really are all connected.

The pandemic also provoked an increased sense of urgency to work with our minds. Over the next few days we’re going to share FutureDharma projects that preserve and promote the very best of Triratna’s rich heritage of Dharma teaching.

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Video Project is collecting video...

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India - A Coordinated Response (One World, One Sangha)

Wed, 27 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

India - A Coordinated Response (One World, One Sangha)

Wed, 27 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday’s post shared the incredible Emergency Relief Work our Sangha in India have been doing. The Indian Ordination Teams continue to play a huge role in this, supporting their sanghas to reach out to those in need.

In more usual times the Ordination Teams would fundraise for half of their costs with the other half met by generous donations to India Dhamma Trust. That’s not been possible for them to do during the lockdowns of course. We’re very happy to say FutureDharma...