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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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European Buddhist Union weekend at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:58

European Buddhist Union weekend at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:58

The last weekend in September saw the annual gathering of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), this year hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana. This was followed as always by the annual meeting of the group, Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE). Both were enormously successful meetings in terms of the working atmosphere and topics, and people’s enjoyment of each other and their surroundings. (I attend both each year, in my capacity as Triratna’s Liaison officer, looking after...

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Thank you for the work you do with this Munisha. It seems more vital than ever that we come together with other Buddhist Organisations to share and learn from each other. I am moved to hear how others Buddhists are thinking of us and how much Sangharakshitas life and work is held in such high esteem by others. Metta, Sraddhadipa
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Dear Sraddhadipa,

Thank you very much. Yes, it is heartwarming - and it’s interesting when people think so well of him who also know about the controversial aspects of his life.

Metta,
Munisha

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Just worth adding that Triratna has been very active in the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK and the European Buddhist Union for many, many years, thanks to the work of Kulananda, Vishvapani, Lokabandhu, Dhammarati and I, who have served on both committees over the last 20 years, I estimate!

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Buddhist Teachers in Europe at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:24

Buddhist Teachers in Europe at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:24

This year’s meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE) was hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana at the very start of October. Following straight on from the European Buddhist Union meeting it was much smaller: eight to 10 people attended each day, including Sangharakshita. BTE is a chance for informal discussion on topics of current common interest, this year on the topic of ‘Buddhists in Dialogue with European Societies’, taken from the title of a conference held in Berlin in...

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Triratna Safeguarding talk at the German Buddhist Union

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:10

Triratna Safeguarding talk at the German Buddhist Union

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:10

I’d like to report briefly on a visit to the German Buddhist Union (DBU) annual meeting in April this year – with apologies for the considerable lateness of this report.

The Diamond Way Sangha, at their wonderful lakeside Europe Centre in Bavaria, were wonderful hosts to around 50 representatives from various Buddhist traditions in Germany, including Triratna’s Vidyagita and Karunada. Their theme being ethics in sanghas, I was invited to address them on the topic...

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New Buddhist union for Ireland

Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 11:45

New Buddhist union for Ireland

Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 11:45

Over on Triratna News, read all about the creation of Ireland’s first umbrella group for Buddhist organisations.

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European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

As the ‘Liaison Officer’ for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, I’m the person who looks after Triratna’s co-operation with other Buddhist traditions on matters of common interest. As part of this work, each September I attend the AGM weekend of the European Buddhist Union  (EBU) and the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe. This year both took place at the Benchen Katsang Retreat Centre just west of Warsaw, Poland. Next year will see them...

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Thank you so much Munisha for all you do for Triratna in Europe. When are you coming to Australia? xx

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Thanks! Plans may be afoot… x M