A lotus with seventy petals – a symbol for one European young Buddhist sangha
From Friday the 2nd, until Sunday the 4th of June, the first Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention was held in Berlin. Seventy young Buddhists from ten European countries came together to explore the theme ‘one sangha’. How can young Buddhists from different countries become one sangha? The relationship between unique individuals in all their diversity vs. their commonalities and shared values, was the central topic of the weekend.
Posted by arthakusalin on Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32
We did some silent sittings in the city of Ghent to express the value of more stilness and silence in daily life. Several people were sympathetic, several others were not interested, we got one or two a bit more harsh reactions and two people joined us in silent sitting….We will probably do more silent sittings in autumn. It is quite challenging to meditate in the open, just sitting, very vulnerable and at the same time rather vigorous. It tastes like more…....
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...
Posted by charlotte-l on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 20:34
Making the most of adversity: Devamitra turns cancer into his spiritual friend
Reposted from the London Buddhist Centre’s blog, Devamitra writes….
“When I first saw it, my mind went straight to Keats — “… that drop of blood is my death warrant — I must die.” He had spat it from his lungs, but my blood had gushed out at the head of my urine. There was no mistaking it any longer; that slightly muddy colour, which for weeks had escaped at the beginning whenever I passed water,...
Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14
To coincide with the International Conventions, the India Dhamma Trust is arranging a special pilgrimage for Order members and Mitras who wish to gain a living experience of the unity of Triratna.
From the heartlands of Ancient Buddhism, order members and mitras will follow itineraries that attend the Order or Mitra conventions at Bodh Gaya, and take in the traditional pilgrimage sites of Shravasti, Kusinara, Lumbini, Vaishali and Sarnath, before combining to travel to Nagpur to explore Triratna...
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The overall theme for the gathering is Our Future Dharma — What the World Needs Now
On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning of the event we will listen to talks by Prajnaketu (European Young Buddhists Coordinator), Dhammamegha (International Council Secretary) and Arthakusalin (Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre) - they will explore the Three Jewels as gifts we have to give the world.
Each afternoon will be taken up by a range of workshops which...
Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.
By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.
Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...