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Vatican message for Vesakh (Buddha Day)

Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 15:17

Vatican message for Vesakh (Buddha Day)

Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 15:17

Every year in May the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends its annual message to Buddhists worldwide, to mark the festival we know as Buddha Day in Triratna, also known as Wesak or Vesakh.

This year’s message is entitled ‘Buddhists and Christians: Standing Together in Hopeful Resilience’.

You can read the Message here.

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UK: opportunity to become a Buddhist prison chaplain

Mon, 25 Apr, 2022 - 15:39

UK: opportunity to become a Buddhist prison chaplain

Mon, 25 Apr, 2022 - 15:39

Angulimala Prison Chaplaincy, which provides the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) with Buddhist prison chaplains, seeks to recruit new chaplains.

Though some are volunteers, most UK Buddhist prison chaplains are paid by the MoJ on a part time, sessional basis.

You must be practising the five precepts and willing to teach Buddhism to people from different Buddhist schools and traditions.

For more details, please write to the Ven. Ajahn Khemadhammo at https://angulimala.org.uk/contact/

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'Unity in Diversity': European Buddhist Union conference 23-24 April 2022

Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

'Unity in Diversity': European Buddhist Union conference 23-24 April 2022

Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

Vassika from Triratna’s Paris centre will speak at this year’s European Buddhist Union conference on ‘Unity and Diversity in European Buddhism’.

The conference will take place at the Center for Spiritual Friendship Buddhism (Reiyukai) in Nantes, France and you can attend either in person or online.

Book your place (to attend in person or online).

You can also listen to a short interview with Vassika on this topic as part of the...

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Vassika interviewed for 'European Buddha' podcast

Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

Vassika interviewed for 'European Buddha' podcast

Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

Vassika is part of Triratna’s Paris sangha in France. This week she is interviewed for the podcast series ‘European Buddha’, which is a project of the European Buddhist Union. 

In preparation for the EBU conference in France in April, she was asked to speak on the theme of the conference, ‘Unity in diversity in Buddhism’. Bhante’s writings show this was a feature of his thinking from his earliest days and Vassika skilfully manages...

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Buddhist parenting: EBU pilot project

Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:34

Buddhist parenting: EBU pilot project

Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:34

The European Buddhist Union is piloting a project for Buddhist parents who would like share experience about Dharma practice in parenting.

The first meeting will take place on Zoom this Sunday 13th March, 17.00 - 18.15 PM CET (16.00-17.15 pm UK).

To participate, please email dharmaparenting [at] europeanbuddhistunion.org and you will receive further information and the Zoom link.

The aim of the meeting is to provide a virtual room where parents or family members can share their...

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Conference: Euro Buddhism and the role of Christianity

Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:27

Conference: Euro Buddhism and the role of Christianity

Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:27

Conference: Euro Buddhism and the role of Christianity
Salzburg, Austria
30th June - 4th July 2022

The European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies (ENBCS) is dedicated to the academic study of Buddhist-Christian relations around the world. While some of its conferences have focused on issues of doctrinal dialogue and religious practice, others have had a more regional emphasis or dealt with certain challenges emerging from a modern mindset.

The 2022 conference will investigate the development of...

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Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

The committee of the European Buddhist Union invites all Buddhists to meditate or otherwise practise “to promote a feeling of peace, togetherness and awareness”, tomorrow Friday 4th March, 21:00 - 22:00 CET.

They write

“Dear friends,

the European Buddhist Union is deeply concerned and saddened about the war in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities will end soon and a peaceful solution for the crisis is found. War affects all of us in a harmful way and especially in this century
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Thich Nhat Hanh: a letter of gratitude from Plum Village

Thu, 27 Jan, 2022 - 18:54

Thich Nhat Hanh: a letter of gratitude from Plum Village

Thu, 27 Jan, 2022 - 18:54

We reported on Sunday the death of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the worldwide Plum Village Tradition, at the age of 95.

As Triratna’s Liaison officer, responsible for our co-operation with other Buddhist traditions I wrote to offer our condolences. I received the following letter of gratitude, including a invitation to us all to join the funeral and cremation ceremony online on Saturday 29 January (not just teachers).

“Most Respected Teacher(s),

It is an honor for us to receive your
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Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-2022

Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 11:47

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-2022

Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 11:47

We offer sincere condolences to our fellow Dharmafarers in the worldwide Plum Village Tradition on the death of their founder, Thich Nhat Hanh, yesterday, 22nd January 2022. He was 95.

See Plum Village’s announcement of his passing and their memorial activities.

A Vietnamese Zen monk and teacher, Nhat Hanh founded the Order and Community of Interbeing (part of the Plum Village Tradition), and combined teachings from early Buddhism, Mahayana traditions and western psychology. He was prominent in the teaching...

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Rainbodhi resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists

Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 12:38

Rainbodhi resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists

Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 12:38

Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists in Australia and advocates for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community.

They have just published a brand new resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists and Buddhist organisations: ‘Welcoming the Rainbow -  A guide to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists’ to help Buddhists and Buddhist organisations to create safe and inclusive spaces.

You can download the booklet in pdf format or order a hard copy...