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Trustees for Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

On Mon, 20 August, 2018 - 10:17
Nandavajra's picture
Nandavajra

Trustees for Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

We are seeking two new Trustees for this Triratna Charity.  (Charity Trustees are volunteers, ie it’s not a paid role).

The Charity will be setting up a new right livelihood, creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site:  a place to honour death and the preciousness of life. We are still in the initial phase of looking for suitable land near Bristol, UK.  See below for our Mission Statement. See also our website http://www.tarasanctuary.org.uk and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheTaraSanctuary/

Suitable people would:

  • Have an interest in contemplation of death and dying as a dimension of Buddhist practice.
  • Be an order member or mitra in the Triratna sangha
  • Have one or more of the following skill sets:
    • Experience of working with people at end of life; or with those who have been bereaved; or organizing funerals and ceremonies (eg as a celebrant).
    • Some experience of finances and accounting, ability to prepare simple charity accounts.
    • Interest and skill in social media
    • Experience of practical ecology, permaculture or land management
    • Experience of or interest in charity governance.
    • Ability to write clear minutes and organise meetings.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, do get in touch with Dayajoti: Dayajoti.2 [at] gmail.com

Mission Statement

Tara Sanctuary exists to:

1) Make a beautiful place for burials, visiting graves, resting, dwelling, being with death, reflecting and meditating.

2) Support people of any faith, or none, to create meaningful funeral and burial ceremonies.

3) Be part of the shift towards a more open and insightful relationship to death

4) Benefit the environment through biodiversity, tree planting, and low carbon infrastructure.

5) Create a context for Buddhist retreats in nature with a powerful reminder of the fragility and preciousness of human life.

6) Create a non-profit livelihood guided by the Buddhist ethical precepts.

7) Build community through connection with and care for the land.

 Please see the ‘About’ section of our website for much more detail on these seven points. 

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Munisha's picture

I’m not sure if this is for Order members or mitras too, but Dassini in Glasgow is setting up as a funeral celebrant, and Debbie Jones (senior GFR mitra in Manchester) is also a funeral celebrant. https://djonescelebrant.com/

Love,
Munisha

Dayajoti's picture

Thanks Munisha.  It’s for OMs or mitras.