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Vatican greetings for Buddha Day/Wesak 2020

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Here is this year’s greeting to Buddhists worldwide from the Vatican.

THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
THE VATICAN

Message for the Feast of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri 2020
2 April 2020
Buddhists and Christians: 
Constructing a Culture of Compassion and Fraternity

Dear Buddhists Friends,

1. On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, we extend our heartfelt greetings and good wishes to you and to all Buddhist communities...

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Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Across Europe (and much of the rest of the world) Buddhists of all traditions are deeply affected by the arrival of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, just like everyone else.

Triratna is a member of the European Buddhist Unionwhose president wrote to all members today.

In the UK and much of the rest of Europe Buddhist temples, centres and retreat centres area closed. Many countries are in ‘lockdown’, people required by law to stay at home most of the time.

Here in Sweden where I...

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European Buddhist gatherings 2019

Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 13:39

European Buddhist gatherings 2019

Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 13:39

The end of September saw, as usual, the annual gatherings of the European Buddhist Union, and Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

This year the venue was Sangha Activa, a Spanish group in the Sakya lineage of the Vajrayana Tibetan tradition in the countryside an hour north of Barcelona. I attended both meetings as Triratna’s Liaison officer and Vajratara (who lives and works at Tiratanaloka) joined me for the Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

Sangha Activa several years ago took...

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Thanks for doing it for us, Munisha!
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Full reports from the Shakyadhita conference 2019

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

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.

Dharmamodini was also present, running the stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts, Triratna’s shop in Sydney.

See the Triratna News...

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Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

Faith for the Climate Network: Speaking out on Climate Change

Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 12:03

On 26th June I represented Buddhists at a gathering of the interfaith group, Faith For The Climate Network, which preceded a Mass Lobby of the UK parliament.

Over the last couple of years I have spoken a few times about climate change in my regular Thought for the Day slot on BBC Radio 4. As a result, the co-ordinator of the Faith for the Climate Network invited me to join other faith ‘leaders’...

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The Gen-X 2019 Podcast

Fri, 28 Jun, 2019 - 22:43

At the end of this podcast you’ll discover about six minutes of musical joy as we’re played out by the amazing marimba band from Great Vow Zen Monastery, hosts of the 2019 Generation-X Dharma Teachers conference near Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA

But before that… A terrific round-table conversation with some of the organizers and participants gathering to look at ethics and power dynamics in the life of Buddhist communities. Join Candradasa, Rebecca...

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Really appreciated listening to this. Thanks everyone who made it happen 

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Thankyou all. That was a very heartening podcast hearing how you are all learning from each other, building friendships, sharing inspirations and integrating the lessons being learned from the generation of pioneers. 

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Thank you! Good to hear back from you all. xx Munisha

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Excellent that the future is about Buddhists of all different lineages coming together and sharing experience, and about how Buddhists engage and interact with the world. SADHU!

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The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now: Mass lobby of UK parliament 26th June

Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 11:30

The Time is Now have written to Triratna, via the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK:

“On 26th June, The Time is Now mass lobby of UK Parliament is taking place, and many faith organisations, faith communities and faith leaders, are taking part.

Workshops, an interfaith Walk of Witness, and interfaith Speaker Event are all taking place ahead of the mass lobby itself. 

Former Archbishop Rowan Williams, with Qari Asim MBE, Vishvapani, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Christine...

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Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019 this weekend

Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 09:20

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference takes place this weekend at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA.

This year those attending this biennial North American conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri, an American who lives London, UK.

There’s no conference website but the attached booklet gives all details of the programme and those attending from a wide variety of Buddhist traditions in North America. The main topic is ethics,...

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Bodhimitra International Lay Buddhist Forum 2020

Mon, 10 Jun, 2019 - 12:33

Bodhimitra International Lay Buddhist Forum 2020

Mon, 10 Jun, 2019 - 12:33

I have just received this invitation. I post it here in case anyone is interested to know about it or attend.

Bodhimitra ILBF <bodhimitra.ilbf [at] gmail.com>

Dear all,
We are delighted to inform you of the upcoming Bodhimitra International Lay Buddhist Forum in Korea in October 2020.
Please follow the link below for more information and the call for participation.

https://bodhimitra.com/2019/06/08/ilbf2020cfp/

With metta,
Master Hwaling and the Bodhimitra team....

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