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Safeguarding for UK Buddhist charities: a Charity Commission webinar

Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 - 14:23

Safeguarding for UK Buddhist charities: a Charity Commission webinar

Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 - 14:23

Saturday 29th January 2022
10-11am (UK time)

A free webinar for trustees, Safeguarding officers, teachers, leaders and volunteers in Buddhist charities – and any Order member, Mitra or Friend who wants to know more about duties of Triratna charities in relation to Safeguarding adults and children from harm.

As Triratna’s Liaison Officer I’m a longtime committee member of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO). In that capacity (and as the ECA Safeguarding officer) I’ve asked speakers from the Charity Commission to explain...

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Sowing seeds of hope: online Buddhist events during COP26

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 12:08

Sowing seeds of hope: online Buddhist events during COP26

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 12:08

Sowing Seeds of Hope is a series of online faith meetings during COP26.

Monday 1st November sees a dialogue between Buddhists of several traditions on the theme ‘Can personal transformation lead to climate justice?’

Speakers include Triratna’s Shantigarbha and Parami.

Monday 1st November, 18.00-19.15 UK time

More information and registration here.

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Sunday 31st October: a BIPOC/BAME-centred evening online to mark the start of COP26

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 10:08

Sunday 31st October: a BIPOC/BAME-centred evening online to mark the start of COP26

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 10:08

Buddhists Across Traditions is a UK BIPOC/BAME-centred initiative. They’re offering an online meeting to mark the start of the COP26 climate change talks in Glasgow, which falls on the last day of the UK’s Black History Month.

Sunday 31st October

17.30-19.00 UK time/19:30:-21:00 SA/13:30-15:00 EDT/ 12:30-14:00 CDT/10:30-12:00 PDT

Information and registration here.

They write: “We come together with Baba Mandaza & Nobantu Mpotulo (Africa), Valerie Brown (USA) & Alan Lechusza Aquallo (Turtle Island/USA...

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Buddhist tips for mental wellbeing in London

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 09:51

Buddhist tips for mental wellbeing in London

Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 09:51

During the pandemic the UK’s much-loved National Health Service (NHS) has been developing online resources to support mental wellbeing in London, with the help of the major religions present in London.

The project ’Good thinking: digital wellbeing for London’ offers a wide range of free online help including problems with sleep, low mood, stress; also for parents, young people, employers and employees.

In the ‘Faith and belief communities’ section you’ll find ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing and Buddhism’, the ‘Good Thinking’ project’s resources developed...

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European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

Triratna is a longstanding member of the European Buddhist Union (EBU) and as Triratna’s Liaison officer I have attended its annual meetings since 2012. Held on the last weekend of September every year, they’re hosted by one or other of the member organisations, often in retreat centres. 2018 saw them at Adhisthana.

This year we met at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy, a centre run by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), with...

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International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

Still places available for the online International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering starting next week, Thursday-Sunday 20-24 October; also bursary places available.

On the Thursday Munisha (Triratna Liaison officer and ECA Safeguarding officer) will be giving a presentation on ‘Preventing harm in Buddhist communities and addressing it when it happens’, with a panel comprising Jan Chozen Bays, Lama Willa Miller and Scott Edelstein, author of Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why it Happens, When it’s a Problem and What We Can All Do.

Other...

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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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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...