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Gunaketu becomes General Secretary of the Buddhist Federation of Norway

Fri, 2 Feb, 2024 - 08:00

Gunaketu becomes General Secretary of the Buddhist Federation of Norway

Fri, 2 Feb, 2024 - 08:00

Dear Friends,

Recently I was appointed General Secretary of the Buddhist Federation of Norway (BNF), having been on the board of trustees since 2000. That was the year I started Triratna’s Oslo Buddhist Centre, returning home after many years at the Manchester Buddhist Centre.

The BNF is an umbrella organisation with 16 member communities with about 16,000 members, founded in 1979. Created to enable an application for money from the Norwegian government to fund Buddhist activities,...

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London: Multi-Faith Walking Meditation for Peace

Sun, 14 Jan, 2024 - 17:44

London: Multi-Faith Walking Meditation for Peace

Sun, 14 Jan, 2024 - 17:44

Buddhists Across Traditions invite you to this event in London on 21st January, facilitated by Plum Village UK and Quakers in Britain.

Details: https://plumvillage.uk/event/peace-is-every-step/

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Daisaku Ikeda 1928-2023

Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 15:20

Daisaku Ikeda 1928-2023

Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 15:20

Daisaku Ikeda, who died on 15th November at the age of 95, was founder president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), which grew out of the Soka Gakkai in the 1970s. Both are part of the tradition founded by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan.

Soka gakkai means ‘society for the creation of value’. Having been deeply affected by growing up in Japan during WW2 Mr Ikeda began to practise this type of Buddhism at the age of 19...

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Follow up event: Being Buddhist in Britain

Mon, 11 Dec, 2023 - 08:42

Follow up event: Being Buddhist in Britain

Mon, 11 Dec, 2023 - 08:42

Here is news of an online follow up to the conference Being Buddhist in Britain which we advertised here earlier.

Wednesday 13th December
7:30-8:30pm
Zoom

Due to bad weather during the weekend of the conference and disruptions to transport, the key speaker Dr. Caroline Starkey, was unfortunately unable to make the event.

However, Caroline will now deliver her talk and you can attend from home. (See registration details below.)

Dr. Caroline Starkey is Associate Professor of Religion and Society and Director of Liberal Arts...

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European Buddhist Union + Buddhist Teachers in Europe 2023

Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 15:56

European Buddhist Union + Buddhist Teachers in Europe 2023

Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 15:56

As every year on the last long weekend in September the European Buddhist Union held its annual 3-day meeting, this year outside Brussels, followed by the annual 3-day meeting of Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

(These meetings meet in different places around Europe year by year but this time we met in Brussels to mark the EBU’s transition to being registered as an organisation in Belgium, to enable easier access to the European political institutions in which the...

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Conference: Being Buddhist in Britain, 21st October 2023, Birmingham UK

Thu, 31 Aug, 2023 - 16:28

Conference: Being Buddhist in Britain, 21st October 2023, Birmingham UK

Thu, 31 Aug, 2023 - 16:28

A day of talks, workshops and discussions exploring what it means to be Buddhist in Britain today.

@ Birmingham Buddhist Vihara
29-31 Osler Sreet, Ladywood, B16 9EU
10:00-16:00

Register here: https://bit.ly/3qvF3Dh

The organisers write: “A wonderful opportunity for Buddhists from all traditions and backgrounds to meet and get to know each other and discuss how Buddhism is progressing in the UK in all its magnificent diversity.”

For more information:

https://www.nbo.org.uk/conference-being-buddhist-in-britain/

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Volunteer treasurer sought for Network of Buddhist Organisations UK

Tue, 23 May, 2023 - 07:20

Volunteer treasurer sought for Network of Buddhist Organisations UK

Tue, 23 May, 2023 - 07:20

Would you like to support the UK Buddhist community? 

The Network of Buddhist Organisations UK seeks a new volunteer treasurer. This is a small but vital role including processing membership payments, preparing accounts for Companies House and the Charity Commission, and assisting with various back-office tasks. We are a small organisation and our income for the year ending 2022 was around £1300.

Join us (including Munisha, Triratna’s Liaison officer) in our work of working for the good of all Buddhists within the...

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Death of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche (Michael Hookham) (1935-2023)

Mon, 15 May, 2023 - 12:02

Death of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche (Michael Hookham) (1935-2023)

Mon, 15 May, 2023 - 12:02

The death has been announced of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche of the Longchen Foundation, husband of Lama Shenpen Hookham of the Awakened Heart Sangha. He was 88.

Both attended teachings by Sangharakshita in the 1960s; Rigdzin Shikpo may be better known to Triratna readers as Mike Hookham, one of the ‘Three Musketeers’ mentioned in Bhante’s memoirs, Moving Against the Stream.

Lama Shenpen has published this post
https://buddhawithin.org.uk/2023/05/04/the-passing-of-lama-rigdzin-shikp…

Read more on the Tricycle website.

As Triratna’s Liaison officer I have...

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First Buddhist European Chaplaincy Conference 24th-25th June 2023

Wed, 3 May, 2023 - 14:04

First Buddhist European Chaplaincy Conference 24th-25th June 2023

Wed, 3 May, 2023 - 14:04

The European Buddhist Union’s international conference, “Buddhist Chaplaincy in Europe”, will take place in Rome, at Sapienza University and online on 24th-25th June 2023.

Pre-conference workshops will take place on 23rd June.

The purpose of the conference is to develop, organize and support Buddhist chaplaincy in Europe in order to provide support, training opportunities and materials for those engaged in Buddhist chaplaincy, and to identify spiritual and pastoral needs within Buddhist communities to encourage broader community cohesion and social integration.

Full information below.

Bookings and enquiries to ...

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Wesak greetings from UN Secretary General

Wed, 3 May, 2023 - 12:06

Wesak greetings from UN Secretary General

Wed, 3 May, 2023 - 12:06

A Wesak video greeting from UN Secretary General, António Guterres.