Amalavajra from Future Dharma Fund - which supports Triratna projects around the world - invites two young people to share their stories of transformation.
We hear from Deepak, a young man from India, whose life has been changed utterly since coming across Triratna when he was seventeen. He movingly shares his story of growing up in the caste system and how practising the Dharma allowed him to ‘reclaim his humanity’. Gleysa from Venezuela, who has recently finished the Dharma Life...
Triratna News recently reported from the 16th Shakyadhita conference, held in the Blue Mountains, Australia in June. This conference was attended by Kusalacitta (Australia) and Karunadeepa and Tarahridaya (India) and here we publish their full reports.
Shakyadhita (‘Daughters of the Buddha’) is the international association of Buddhist women. Over the years a number of Dharmacharinis have attended its conferences.
Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India. Dharmamodini was there to run a stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts.
Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education,...
“To be a chair is not to be a particular kind of person…they are very different. But what they do have in common, is a love of Triratna, a love of the Dharma and a longing to help…”
The 2019 Summer ECA - European Chairs’ Assembly - took place at Padmaloka in the UK. We are joined by Aryanita from Paris, Vanaraji from Mid-Essex, Jayaraja from Buddhafield and Amritasiddhi from Nagpur, India, all reflecting on how...
On 2 March 2019 , PTP team and Khemadhamma visited Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Learning Club at Chikhala Mines, Bhandara. On this day, the opening ceremony was organized by local staff. The Sarpanch and local activists helped to happend and participated in this programm.
Karuna has contributed to a new report just launched by a group of NGOs. The report has found that caste and other forms of “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD) continues to be a barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015. This form of discrimination occurs in at least 20 countries and is often associated with slavery.
In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations and revisiting and learning further from past mistakes.
“Restorative” practice, or process, is a methodology that can be used in many situations “to prevent conflict, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively”. Having developed from...
33 young people from Wardha, India, recently made a commitment to follow the Buddhist path in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community during a Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony. More than 500 people were present to witness the public declaration they made of their ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels. Here is a short video by Triratna India Media about this event.
What we have is a very wonderful problem and the wonderful problem is that so many people are seeing the value of Buddhism in India and they are wanting to embrace Buddhism and the Buddhist path - and they are wanting to do that in their hundreds. But, of course, as we know, Buddhism is a path of practice. It requires careful study and training…it requires spiritual friendship. So who is going to meet these people?