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The New Dharma Revolution in Hungary

Posted by Jai Teather on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 12:46

The New Dharma Revolution in Hungary

Posted by Jai Teather on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 12:46

FutureDharma supporters have brought Roma Buddhists from Hungary together with those from Belgium, India and Holland. Metta Vihara Retreat Centre recently hosted a unique Bodhisattva Ideal retreat, connecting Sangha members from across the world.

Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans. Buddhist Romas are few and far between, isolated, and lacking a Sangha which makes...

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FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Posted by Viryanaga on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Posted by Viryanaga on 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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FutureDharma Champions

Created by Jai Teather on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 15:07

FutureDharma Champions (group)

Created by Jai Teather on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 15:07

Welcome to the FutureDharma Champions page. 

Please click on the + Join and you will be able to see all our resources.

If you’re running a Gratitude & Giving Evening, click on the “gge resources” tab to get everything you need.

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Bhante blesses the FutureDharma Jambala rupa!

Posted by Amalavajra on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 18:59

Bhante blesses the FutureDharma Jambala rupa!

Posted by Amalavajra on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 18:59

Today Bhante Sangharakshita blessed FutureDharma’s Jambala rupa, and wished our whole team every success in raising money for our movement’s projects.

He said something like, “Money is necessary for all activities in the world. In the right hands it can make such a difference. There can be hardly any better use for money than Dharma work”

We talked about US...

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It’s very heartening to have Bhante’s blessing and encouragement. I like the simplicity of his vision for the next 50 years - ‘more of the same, reaching more people’. Well done team, Nandavajra

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Supporter Care Manager with complementary role/s

Posted by Nandavajra on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 10:28

FutureDharma Fund - pass it on

Would you like to help many more people around the world to transform their minds and lives?

Supporter Care Manager with complementary role/s (Systems Manager, Bookkeeper or Secretary)

We need robust and efficient systems to keep track of supporters’ gifts, and ongoing communication with supporters to thank and engage them further.

The core element of this role is Supporter Care Manager, ideally in combination with two smaller additional roles described below depending on your aptitude, interest and experience:

  • Supporter care: communication with our supporters
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Your gifts are passing on the Dharma in Venezuela

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:24

Your gifts are passing on the Dharma in Venezuela

Posted by Liz_Bassett on 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...

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Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

If you are planning, or already run, a Triratna Dharma project then FutureDharma Fund might be able to help. We have three different funding routes depending on your project - Central projects, Major Projects and the Small Grant Fund (details of each round provided below). 

You may submit an expression of interest to us anytime, but Central and Major Projects applications may only be submitted when each funding round is open. The small grant programme is open for applications throughout the year. Please contact ...

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FutureDharma Fund - Small Grants Programme

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 16:25

FutureDharma Fund - Small Grants Programme

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 16:25

FutureDharma is able to provide a number of small grants of up to £3,000 for inspirational Triratna Dharma projects and initiatives which have immediate funding needs or smaller local projects which are prevented from establishing themselves due to a lack of local funds.

Example of projects we supported with this fund in the 2017 include:

  • Flight costs for a Venezuelan mitra to attend a GFR retreat in Mexico.
  • Room rental costs for the Clacton-on-sea mitra group.
  • Matched funding for the new Colchester Buddhist Centre’s signage.
  • Travel costs for visiting
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A Library for Cuernavaca Centre, Mexico

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 13:42

A Library for Cuernavaca Centre, Mexico

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 13:42

Deepening Dharma practice, building sangha, outreach to other people - all of these are happening in Mexico at the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre thanks to gifts to FutureDharma Fund.

The Cuernavaca sangha have worked together to create a library full of Dharma books and electronic resources.

They tell us that the political situation in Mexico has led to much social inequality. Many young people have never had the opportunity to use a library. The sangha have created the library as a place of inspiration...

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This is great to see, thank you for sharing Liz - an inspiring project and moving to hear from the folk using the library about how important the library is given the unrest in wider culture in Mexico. 

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It is really inspiring. Lovely to see a library as a space of calm and energy.

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New Mitras in Clacton-on-Sea, UK

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 - 16:27

New Mitras in Clacton-on-Sea, UK

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 - 16:27

Sometimes just a simple thing like help with the rent can make all the difference and help people transform their lives.

On 5th December 2017 in Clacton-on-Sea, UK Grace Welfar and Pauline Anderson became Mitras, deepening their commitment to practice within the Triratna sangha. 

Grace and Pauline wouldn’t have been there without your gifts to FutureDharma. They both go to the Clacton-on-Sea study group, which brings 8 people together each week to study the Dharma and build sangha together. Your gifts help pay for...

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