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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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FutureDharma Champions

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

FutureDharma Champions (group)

Created by Liz_Bassett 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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KM4 Australia

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 20 Nov, 2017 - 12:40

KM4 Australia

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 20 Nov, 2017 - 12:40

“In a continent as vast as Australia, our Triratna centres are often hundreds if not thousands of kilometres apart…”

KM4 Australia is a fantastic new project that will support Order members in outlying centres and GFR training across Australia. But it can only happen with your gifts.

Here Maitripala explores what it means to engage in Kalyana Mitrata across an entire continent.

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FutureDharma at the International Gathering

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 - 13:59

FutureDharma at the International Gathering

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 - 13:59

A huge thank you to everyone who gave to FutureDharma at the International Gathering 2017 at Adhisthana. It was an amazing weekend of friendship, worship and sunshine, of puja, bonfires and singing, and of course, our vegan FutureDharma doughnuts!

Our lovely team were to be found in the barn, telling people all about FutureDharma projects, and helping them make their pledges to support them. During the Sunday evening puja, Amalavajra led a short meditation and gave us the opportunity to offer our pledges...

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"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

Money often substitutes for other things we want. But how to tell the difference? Amalavajra, a banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser, explores how his relationship with money has changed.

Listen to an interview with Amalavajra on his life as banker and buddhist

In May 1999, at the age of twenty-five, I was a bond dealer at JP Morgan, a major US investment bank just off Fleet Street. I had always wanted to be, yes, a ‘millionaire’, and was now well...

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Bringing us Together

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Bringing us Together

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Q. There’s no shortage of Dharma materials available online, right? So why is the buddhistcentre.com so important?

Used by 60,000 people every month, free of charge, thebuddhistcentre.com is for everyone.  

It brings us together. Regardless of where we live we can share a wealth of news, video, talks and led meditations. It’s an online space where we can communicate, learn, and support each other in our practice - even attend a mitra ceremony!

Inspired to Give to FutureDharma and support thebuddhistcentre.com and our other amazing projects?

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What does this gardener know about investments?

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 16:01

What does this gardener know about investments?

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 16:01

Sanghadeva loans some of his savings to Triratna Projects.

When you meet Sanghadeva you realise how much he values community. As his name would suggest, he’s all about sangha - he’s been living and working in communities for over 36 years.

Sanghadeva was one of the first people to move to Adhisthana in 2012. When the small community of Order members arrived to live, practise and work together there, they began to rebuild and convert the buildings around themselves. There was no central heating;...

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Friendship is most important

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 13:14

Friendship is most important

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 13:14

Following last week’s film about India Dhamma’s Young People’s Projects, this week Liz celebrates the achievements of a young member of our Sangha in India.

Neha Gajbhiye is a graphic designer, film-maker, and a GFR Mitra. She lives in Nagpur with her husband Maitriratna and shares her Buddhist practice with her family, who are also involved in Triratna. But it wasn’t always like this. Neha has worked through incredibly hard circumstances to create this life for herself and her family.

Neha...

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Young People in India choose lives full of meaning

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 12 Jul, 2017 - 16:37

Young People in India choose lives full of meaning

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 12 Jul, 2017 - 16:37

Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of our amazing projects that you help make possible. So, for July, here’s a smasher - India Dhamma Trust’s Young People’s Projects:

In India engagement with Buddhism gives some of the most disadvantaged people in society an opportunity to transform their lives and their communities. Dedicated Ordination teams and Dhamma teachers help provide the conditions for thousands of people to practice Buddhism. An ageing Indian movement however is no longer attracting...

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Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Q: What’s the absolutely best thing about working for FutureDharma Fund?

A: Knowing that we’re helping you support some amazing Triratna projects.

Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of them. First up in June - Clear Vision Trust

Now 50 years old, Triratna has grown and spread across the globe. We all practice in a diverse range of settings. Yet whether we’re part of a large urban sangha, attend a small local group, live in a community, on our own or in...

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