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Interested in Buddhist chaplaincy (UK)?

Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 - 09:57

A message from the Buddhist Chaplaincy Support Group (UK) for those interested in finding out more about training as a Buddhist chaplain.

“Dear All,

We are pleased to contact you about opportunities for interested individuals to attend a course to find out more about what Buddhist spiritual caregiving/ Buddhist Chaplaincy is about.

This is the ninth consecutive year (2011-2020) and all these years we have been working hard to develop suitable support for those who...

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BCSG handbook579.64 KB
BCSG application form350.82 KB
Chaplaincy course advert181.09 KB
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Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

As usual on the last weekend of September, the European Buddhist Union is holding its annual meeting - at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy. Sadly most of the roughly 40 participants from many traditions all across Europe are on Zoom this time, for obvious reasons (and your trusty Liaison Officer, Munisha, is sitting in a little hut in Sweden.)

The morning has begun with a presentation from the hosts and the local mayor, followed by the...

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Jamyang London Celebrates Black History Month

Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 10:12

Jamyang London Celebrates Black History Month

Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 10:12

You may be interested in this information about events run by Jamyang London (UK), part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), which has come to me at the Triratna Liaison Office. They write:

“October marks Black History Month in the UK.

Across the country, events will be taking place to celebrate the contributions Black people have made to all aspects of society and culture. This year, the shadow cast by the tragic state killings of...

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European Buddhist Union magazine: summer edition 2020

Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 14:54

European Buddhist Union magazine: summer edition 2020

Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 14:54

Here is the summer edition of the European Buddhist Union’s magazine, drawing on the talks and presentations from September 2019’s gathering outside Barcelona, where the two themes were:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating Buddhism using online media
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Amsterdam: vacancy for a Professor of Buddhism

Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 - 11:30

Amsterdam: vacancy for a Professor of Buddhism

Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 - 11:30

The VU (Vrije Universiteit) University of Amsterdam is looking for candidates for the position of Professor of Buddhism:

https://werkenbij.vu.nl/ad/professor-of-buddhism/164w8r

(The picture is from the university’s advert.)

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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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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...