Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.
“This dewdrop world Is but a dewdrop world And yet —”
- Kobayashi Issa
Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.
We wanted to give you a heads-up on the new books we are publishing in 2019.
The Complete Works
Eight volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita have already been published, and we look forward to the launch of four new volumes in April. The existing 251 subscribers to The Complete Works will automatically receive the new volumes upon publication – you too can subscribe to join these individuals and Centres. Volumes are also available for individual purchase.
Here’s Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.
The International Course took place in October 2018 in Adhisthana with 14 Order Members who hold positions of responsibility in Triratna from the US, Germany, India, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Mexico. The course ran for four weeks and was an opportunity to develop the deep connections and shared vision that our founding generation forged in 1970s squats.
Danabhadri talks about her experience of preparing food in the kitchen of the Dhanakosa retreat centre - including practising mindfulness while chopping vegetables, approaching cooking as a puja, and wisdom reflections on the interconnectedness of our food chain.
In 2019 Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding. Thanks to grants from FutureDharma and the European Chairs’ Assembly we are finally able to turn our attention to sustainable mobile development for all Triratna central websites and services.
We’re looking for:
An experienced junior or senior front-end developer.
An experienced Android developer.
An experienced iOS developer.
If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma with work on mobile applications excites you, we’d...
“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ (From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)
Clear Vision works to document the life of the Triratna Buddhist Community, keeping us connected around the world and over the years, by creating and sharing a visual record of events and protecting the video and image archive of our Founder, Order and Movement.
Immediately after Bhante’s death we began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and to do all we could to ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the...