At their January meeting at Adhisthana, Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) agreed their vision and strategy for 2015.
Their vision for Triratna is summed up in one paragraph:
Triratna is an international Buddhist community loyal to Sangharakshita’s vision, working in harmony and sustained by spiritual friendship; dedicated to the attainment of Enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
Their strategy is based on the four lines of acceptance recited at ordination:
With loyalty to my teachers, I accept this ordination.
In harmony with friends and brethren, I accept this ordination.
For the attainment of Enlightenment, I accept this ordination.
For the benefit of all beings, I accept this ordination.
The full document lists the practical actions to be pursued under each strategy point, including 8 priorities. To find out what they are, have a look at the document!
Nandavajra, leader of the Development Team employed by the ECA, comments: “This vision and stragegy is an important step in developing unity and coherence in Triratna. It is a collaborative and consultative venture, bringing together and involving the ‘three strands’ (Preceptors’ College, Movement and Order), which will help give direction to Triratna as we collectively deepen our understanding and expression of Sangharakshita’s vision of the Dharma life.
Furthermore, the vision and strategy will shape a major and exciting fundraising drive which should see a significant improvement in the resourcing of Triratna and our ability to take the Dharma out into the world for the benefit of all beings.”
Although the ECA is responsible only for Triratna in Europe, they will be very happy if Chairs beyond Europe find it useful and inspiring.