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Urgyen House website

Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 11:57

Urgyen House website

Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 11:57

After Sangharakshita’s death, the Uddiyana Trustees (the charity which is dedicated to preserving his legacy) renamed the annexe where Sangharakshita spent his final years, Urgyen House. 

Urgyen House was Sangharakshita’s home for the last five-and-a-half years of his life. This building and the Sangharakshita Library (which is located in a different building at Adhisthana) provided not only living quarters for Sangharakshita but a place for his entire collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts.

The Uddiyana Trust has now embarked on a project to...

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An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

On May 9th 2020, the international Triratna community celebrated Buddha Day. And in the process raised 57 lakh rupees | £60,000 | $75,000 for Coronavirus relief in India.

As part of an extraordinary day, with thousands of people online from all around the world, we reached out to our sangha friends in India, who were already pouring their energy and love into helping alleviate great hardship on the ground. Here is an update on the amazing work they have been...

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Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic that is putting many people and communities in desperate circumstances in India, a number of appeals have been initiated by Triratna Trusts and individuals both in the East and the West.

In Europe, The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma/India Dhamma Trust and the Karuna Trust/Karuna Germany are all active in raising and distributing emergency relief funds to people in need in India. In addition, Subhuti launched...

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Thoughts for the Day: Buddhist Reflections on Brexit and the Coronavirus Crisis

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 18:06

Since 2006 Vishvapani has been contributing to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day: a prominent daily slot featuring reflections on the news from a faith perspective. 

Vishvapani comments: 
“I often see Buddhist friends commenting on politics, usually from leftwing perspectives and often assuming that their perspective is the correct expression of their Buddhist principles. Thought for the Day forces me to do something different. Because it’s an uncontested slot on public service radio (with no interviewer...

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In memory of Rob Burbea

Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:27

In memory of Rob Burbea

Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:27

Rob Burbea, who died aged 54 earlier this month, was a Dharma teacher loved and valued by many of us in the Triratna community. His clear teachings on emptiness and the imaginal may prove to be of great significance for the development of Dharma traditions in the West. Rob was steeped in the Insight meditation tradition in the USA and Europe. He was also, among other things, a classical and jazz guitarist, a climate activist and a lover of...

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Buddhist Action Month 2020: For the Earth 🌍

Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 11:11

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) - an annual festival of social action overseen by the Network of Buddhist Organisations - has been taking place every June since 2012. This year is no exception, despite the changed circumstances, with sanghas going online to offer opportunities to engage with this year’s theme - “…for the Earth”, where the suggestion is to put this phrase in the title of any event that’s being organised for BAM 2020. 

Read more about the theme for this...

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Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue 2021

Tue, 12 May, 2020 - 10:41

Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue 2021

Tue, 12 May, 2020 - 10:41

The Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue is an initiative to document every four years, for 40 years, a selection of Art and Culture that represents the unfolding exploration of how to convey the Dharma into a globalised culture and so form the aesthetic foundations for a society based on caring for all that lives. It will collate work for no cost to artists, and distribute work to Triratna Buddhist Centres and beyond at no cost to those institutions. 

Sangharuci, an Order member based in Birmingham, UK, is now looking for artists, musicians, dancers, poets, writers, arts...

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Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 13:07

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 13:07

We are very happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Gus Miller took place on Sunday 5th April at the London Buddhist Centre.

The ordination was not public, but was live-streamed (you can see it here).

Gus becomes Sthiramanas, a Sansksrit name meaning Steadfast Mind. (Registered spelling Sthiramanas.)

Maitreyabandhu was his private preceptor and Paramabandhu was his public preceptor.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Coronavirus Grants for Triratna Order Members

From Abhayaratna Trust on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:21

Coronavirus Grants for Triratna Order Members

From Abhayaratna Trust on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:21

The Abhayaratna Trust is responding to the financial hardship resulting from the spread of Covid-19 by offering short term relief through cash grants of up to £500 per Order member as support at this time.

Many Order members are self-employed and the sudden loss of income has left some of them without the resources to pay food and utility bills and with rent shortfalls. Access to state benefits can be too slow or not available in many countries. 
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Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 21:57

Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 21:57

We are delighted to announce that Itir Binay from Melbourne, Australia was publicly ordained in Melbourne on Saturday 28th March, 2020.

Ex-Itir becomes Varadhī. Her name means ”She who has the highest wisdom”. (Westernised spelling: Varadhi). Her Public Preceptor is Maitripala and her Private Preceptor is Chittaprabha.

The ceremony was witnessed by over 100 members of the Melbourne Sangha live on Zoom. You can watch a recording of the ceremony here which ends with a beautiful wave of sadhus around the world.

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