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Vesakh Greetings from the Vatican

Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 - 13:14

Vesakh Greetings from the Vatican

Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 - 13:14

The Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue recently published its annual message for the feast of Vesakh, headed
‘Buddhists and Christians: Promoting a Culture of Care and Solidarity’.

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Buddhist weddings consultation: England and Wales

Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

Buddhist weddings consultation: England and Wales

Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

As Triratna’s Liaison officer, working with other Buddhists for the good of Buddhism in general, I have long been a member of the committee of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK. As such, on Friday I attended a Law Commission consultation on the future of weddings law in England and Wales: specifically on weddings that are both (in our case) Buddhist and legally binding.

As the Law Commission has said:

“In our consultation paper, we make provisional proposals for a new...

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EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

You are invited to the European Buddhist Union’s online conference
“Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective”.

Saturday 24th April
10.00-19.00 CET (9.00-18.00 GMT)

All welcome.
Donations requested.

Speakers include

Roshi Joan Halifax
Ven. Lama Ngawang Dorje Dondrub
Dario Doshin Girolami
Claudine Carayol
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Kirsten DeLeo

Registration and more details

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Call for workshop proposals: Western Dharma Teachers' Conference

Mon, 11 Jan, 2021 - 14:03

Call for workshop proposals: Western Dharma Teachers' Conference

Mon, 11 Jan, 2021 - 14:03

The International Western Dharma Teachers’ Gathering will take place online, 20th-24th October 2021.

Bookings and more details (including scholarship applications)

The Steering Committee, which includes Triratna’s Vimalasara, are now inviting proposals for workshops. They write:

“We are happy to invite workshop proposals for the International Western Dharma Teachers Virtual Gathering between October 20-24, 2021 to offer a full, enriching and authentic experience for teachers.  

This year’s theme is Facing Truth: Love, Equity & Justice on the Path of Awakening and we are seeking 1-hour workshops related to the following topics:

Environmental...

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Survey: calling Buddhist chaplains in north America!

Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 12:58

Survey: calling Buddhist chaplains in north America!

Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 12:58

The Mapping Buddhist Chaplains in North America Research Survey attempts to answer fundamental questions about Buddhist chaplaincy as a professional field. While several universities have been training and graduating Buddhist chaplains—some for more than a decade—there are no clear data on how many and where Buddhist chaplains are currently working.

If you work, volunteer, or are training for any chaplaincy setting (health care, higher ed, corrections, military—or any other sector) and you self-identify as Buddhist, please complete this survey about your work...

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European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

Prompted by recent allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Tibetan teacher Dagri Rinpoche, the European Buddhist Union has published this statement on misconduct by Buddhist teachers.

Triratna has been a very active member of the EBU for many years, sending a series of Liaison officers to its meetings, of which I am the latest. As part of EBU discussions of misconduct in several Buddhist organisations I have talked very openly about the controversial aspects of Triratna’s past. I...

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Death of K.R. Norman

Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 11:24

Death of K.R. Norman

Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 11:24

The Western Buddhist Review writes with the sad news of the death of Pāli scholar Kenneth Roy Norman, born in 1925, and the same age as Sangharakshita. His translations of early Buddhist texts in verse are more scholarly than poetic, but allow modern Western Buddhists to get close to the word of the Buddha.

From Rupert Gethin, President of the Pali Text Society:

“Roy or Mr Norman, as he liked to be known, was one of the...

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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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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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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...