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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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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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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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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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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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#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

Can Triratna really help change this suffering world?

Terrorism, environmental degradation, the consumerist tide of distraction and dissatisfaction: sometimes the world can seem broken.

Triratna is entering its next 50 years. Can Triratna offer more people ways to stay sane in a confusing world: ways to connect, to grow and to give?

FutureDharma Fund believes it can. The only long term solution to suffering is enough movements like ours creating a wave of kindness and wisdom in the world. Only this will transform the forces of...

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FutureDharma Fund Champions

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 31 May, 2017 - 16:24

FutureDharma Fund Champions

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Wed, 31 May, 2017 - 16:24

Would you like some free training in fundraising from Amalavajra? How about the chance to come to Adhisthana on one of our weekends? You will learn all about money and how to raise it for your centre and other Triratna projects.

You’ll be joining a sangha of amazing folk who come together to share ideas, get trained up, and sing silly songs whilst eating chocolate. They’re our FutureDharma Champions - a lovely bunch of people who volunteer their time to promote FutureDharma Fund and fundraising in...

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Future Dharma Fund launches #Triratna50 Appeal

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 16:02

Future Dharma Fund launches #Triratna50 Appeal

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 16:02

Exactly 50 years ago today Urgyen Sangharakshita dedicated the Triratna Meditation and Shrine room (yes it was called Triratna!) in a basement below a shop in Covent Garden.

So many lives have been transformed by the Buddhist movement that grew from that simple ceremony. 

Today FutureDharma Fund launches the Triratna50 Appeal will raise £500,000 this year to ensure that Triratna’s contribution to the world in its second 50 years is as extraordinary as in its first. 

Here are some of the projects that we’re funding with...

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