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Dedicating The 2018 International Council

Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 17:59

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna International Council! Follow in the dedicated International Council space all week for more recordings, podcasts, videos and pictures. Or connect daily on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook

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An evening at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre in Bhaja, India, to greet people from all around the world, gathering to look at how to take forward in unity an international, multi-lingual, cross-cultural spiritual community...

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International Council Newsletter March 2017 - PDF version

Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 10:43

Hello all 

Some people have been asking whether there is a PDF version of the IC Newsletter that went out on the Order address in March. Here it is now - though it loses a little in the formatting. 

Here you’ll find updates on the International Council’s consultations, new initiatives on Access and Inclusion, on Divesting from Fossil Fuels, and an update on the Sikkha project.

You’ll also find out more about how the International Council works and who is on it, as well as...

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What is a Triratna Centre? document

Sun, 18 Dec, 2016 - 21:25

The 2014 International Council meeting raised the question of what makes a bona fide Triratna Centre.

Principles and practices for Triratna centres were collated into a draft document. After widespread consultation through chairs and Area councils across the world, the International Council meeting in 2016 unanimously gave its full blessing to this final version.

This is the first time we have agreed on the principles of our lineage of responsibility. It is the fullest and most successful consultation the movement has conducted.

This is the document that has been agreed for use across...

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2016 International Council Meeting - summary

Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 10:34

The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.

Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.

It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...

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Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults 2016

Tue, 13 Sep, 2016 - 07:34

Ensuring the sexual, physical and psychological safety of young people and vulnerable adults is an expression of the First Precept: avoiding causing harm; cultivating loving kindness.

Mindful of their responsibilities in this area, over the last four years Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly has been developing its model policies for the protection of children and ‘vulnerable adults’, sent to every Triratna Centre and enterprise in Europe, and also shared with Triratna Centres around the world.

The 2016 versions were presented to the meeting of the International Council in August and...

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Triratna model ethical guidelines

Mon, 12 Sep, 2016 - 21:13

Updated March 8th 2017 to add a translation into French.

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Here are the model ethical guidelines for Triratna centres and enterprises worldwide, which were presented at the International Council and European Chairs’ Assembly in August and September.

As ‘model’ documents, they are a suggested form of words which may be adopted just as they are, adapted or translated into other languages.

They have been published along with the latest version of Triratna’s model documents for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults....

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Day 7 Summary - Imagining A Vision Into Being

Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 16:05

Dassini asks Viveka and Maitrisara, our amazing facilitators, what kinds of growth they see emerging from the 2016 International Council. And Viveka touches on how the spirit of friendship and imagination play a part in enriching our vision and the effectiveness of what we can offer the Triratna community around the world.

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Day 6 Summary - In Our Time Machine

Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 11:55

Summing up the last full day of the 2016 International Council, Parami travels with us in our time machine forward 30 years into the future to consider how the priorities this great international gathering takes forward might affect Triratna and the wide world. Internationality and possibility are our themes, so fire up the flux capacitor and let’s go back to the future…

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Buddhist Voices - Ratnashri and Vijaya From India

Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 08:41

Ratnashri from Mumbai and Vijaya from Nagpur talk to Dassini about their perspectives on the IC; being outside of India for the first time, and being inspired by the example of Dr Ambedkar to see learning and developing skills as having no age limit.

Vijaya shares her top 3 highlights from the meeting, the first being an approach to conflict resolution that builds confidence and supports individuals to see their own shortcomings in the light of the Buddha’s kindness.

Ratnashri ends the conversation...

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