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From Ireland to New Zealand and back again (One World, One Sangha)

Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

From Ireland to New Zealand and back again (One World, One Sangha)

Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Although she’s originally from New Zealand, Celia has lived in Dublin for 14 years. She’s a member of the Dublin Sangha and loves the Dharma classes there.

In spring 2020 Celia travelled to New Zealand on what she thought would be a 2-week trip to see her family. But New Zealand went into lockdown and she found herself stranded on the other side of the world from her life back in Dublin, Ireland.

It was a really tough time for Celia. She needed to find...

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When your local sangha is online (One World, One Sangha)

Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

When your local sangha is online (One World, One Sangha)

Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

In yesterday’s post we shared Alex’s experience of being able to reach out online, along with his sangha in Brazil, and practice with our international Sangha. 

Zoe lives in Singapore, and unlike Alex, doesn’t have a local sangha. In fact Zoe is the only practising member of Triratna in Singapore. Her nearest sanghas are in Australia and India! Despite this Zoe is a Mitra and is training for Ordination.  

We all know the importance of having a local sangha where we can study and practice and share...

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Being part of our International Sangha (One World, One Sangha)

Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Being part of our International Sangha (One World, One Sangha)

Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Alex lives in Sao Paulo Brazil. He loves being part his sangha and helps Manjupriya, the only Order member in Brazil, run their activities. Theirs is the only Triratna sangha in Brazil. In fact their nearest neighbours are our Sangha in Merida, Venezuela - 2,700 miles away!  

Being able to take part in International Sangha Day: A Festival of Light was an unexpected and precious opportunity for Alex and his sangha. It’s not possible for him to travel from Brazil to go on...

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A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times (One World, One Sangha)

Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times (One World, One Sangha)

Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

When the pandemic hit in spring 2020 many of us went into immediate lockdowns. As our local Buddhist Centres were forced to close their doors many worked with tremendous resource and ingenuity to move their sanghas online. It really was incredible to see.

The Buddhist Centre Online team responded with a gift to our Sangha in the form of the Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times. This almost magical resource of podcasts, talks, retreats, courses, and live meditation sessions...

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Buddhism, the Environment, and You

Wed, 22 Sep, 2021 - 15:32

Buddhism, the Environment, and You

Wed, 22 Sep, 2021 - 15:32

Buddhism, the Environment and You

Sunday October 3rd 10.30am to 12.30pm

It’s a crucial time in the relationship of humans with our environment. How to live? What to do? Come and join some of the most thoughtful members of our Order as they reflect on the issues, and how they can be addressed in our Buddhist practice.

You are invited to take part in this event hosted by North London Buddhist Centre, FutureDharma and Windhorse Publications.

[You can attend in person at North London Buddhist Centre or via Zoom: ...

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Get Funding for your Dream Dharma Project

Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 11:30

Get Funding for your Dream Dharma Project

Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 11:30

Did you know that you can apply for small grants of up to £3,000 from FutureDharma? 

The grants are 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.

Some projects we have supported in the past with our small grants are:

  • Room rental costs for the Clacton-on-sea Mitra group
  • Travel costs for visiting Order Members to Estonia
  • Fitting out a new Dharma library at the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, Mexico
  • Decorating the new York
  • ...
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Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Job opportunity: Finance & Systems Director

We’re looking for a talented individual to join our team and Board of Directors as Finance & Systems Director. Could it be you?

Full time

£16,926 (or £19,565 if you live in Greater London) (the UK Real Living Wage)

Plus needs-based supplement for dependents, 8 week’s leave, £1,500 retreat allowance, and pension contributions

Open to applications from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Closing date 30th September 2020

Interviews: week beginning 12th October 2020-09-07

Start date: December 2020/January 2021

FutureDharma Fund

In the last five years FutureDharma has grown to support...

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The Importance of Sangha in India

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 15:13

The Importance of Sangha in India

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 15:13

The world is in lockdown. In many ways the world is on fire. In this compelling talk, Subhuti focusses on the suffering of thousands of people in India, and rejoices in the Order members and mitras who are bringing food and the Dharma to them. He urges us all to play our part in “bringing something out of the fire”. Subhuti emphasises how our Sangha is making a difference in society, and reminds us that the creation of true Sangha is...

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Webinar: "Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres"

Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 - 15:19

Webinar: "Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres"

Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 - 15:19

Dear Friends,

I’m writing on behalf of Future Dharma, in partnership with the Sikkha Project to invite you to an online webinar: Effective Fundraising for Triratna centres. The webinar will take place on Friday, June 12th at 9:30am (BST) and then again at 5pm (BST), taking into account the needs of the different time zones. We hope people from around the world will be able to participate.

Triratna has moved swiftly to respond to the Covid crisis, by offering online content and engagement through live-streaming and...

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FutureDharma launch Thrive Online Appeal

Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:00

FutureDharma launch Thrive Online Appeal

Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:00

FutureDharma Fund and India Dhamma Trust are launching Triratna’s Thrive Online Appeal, and we need you to join us. 

Our world is in lockdown. COVID-19 is changing everything: nobody knows what our world will look like in a year’s time. For some, the challenge of lockdown is overwhelming, causing a tragic surge in depression, addictions, and domestic violence.

This distanced, suffering world needs the Three Jewels more than ever.

The problem is that our centres are closed. The core of what Triratna has offered the...