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What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

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

What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

From Triratna 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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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...

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Amalavajra - Your Money or Your Life

From Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 17:30

Amalavajra - Your Money or Your Life

From Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 17:30

Money makes for wonderful means but terrible ends. If we focus our life a mere symbol of relative value then we risk alienating ourselves from the very things we seek - love, meaning and rich experience. Could money instead be a means to not just a better world, but to Enlightenment itself?

Amalavajra is an ex-City broker turned fundraiser. This talk was given to a public audience as part of the June 2014 ‘BAM’ series: ...

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India - Compassion in Action (One World, One Sangha)

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

India - Compassion in Action (One World, One Sangha)

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Our Sanghas in India continue to be particularly hard hit by the Covid pandemic, and are now facing a potential third wave.

Our Ordination Teams in India continue to lead their Sangha in providing a coordinated and wholehearted response to the immediate practical needs of the people around them. People who thought they had been forgotten. 

Starting in March 2020, they have provided emergency food and medicines to people regardless of caste or religion. And with their generosity they’ve made manifest a vision of what...

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Building a Better Future (One World, One Sangha)

Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Building a Better Future (One World, One Sangha)

Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday we featured Kusaladevi’s fundraising support work that helped so many of our local Buddhist Centres not only survive the pandemic but thrive. We didn’t just want Triratna to survive - we wanted to help it continue to grow and reach out to more people.

The Triratna York Buddhist Group UK reached out to us and asked for help to convert an old empty shop and create York’s first Buddhist Centre. As they were planning to do this at a time when...

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Keeping our Buddhist Centres Thriving (One World, One Sangha)

Sun, 24 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Keeping our Buddhist Centres Thriving (One World, One Sangha)

Sun, 24 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday we featured the work our fabulous Triratna Translations Board are doing to to ensure that everyone can benefit from Dharma talks online. Talking about all the many different languages in which members of our Triratna sangha practice reminded me of the preciousness of our local contexts.

Our International Sangha is of course made up of the net of Triratna’s local sanghas. Without these there is no International Sangha. 

As soon as the Covid pandemic took hold FutureDharma committed to helping Triratna get online. Alongside this we...