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Mindful Carers Project

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 15:58

Mindful Carers Project

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 15:58

Mindful Carers Limited is a very small company with a project as vast as the ocean - to bring more Buddhist values into long-term care (LTC). Co-Director, Dayasara has worked for many years in nursing and nurse education; his final paid job was in dementia care and he continues to volunteer in this field.  Dayasara would like to see a residential care home run on Buddhist principles, but the current social care funding situation makes that rather challenging to achieve, so...

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Interesting to read. Lovely idea. I have worked in End of Life care as a Complementary Therapist. I think the best I could give was being present with people which came from my Buddhist practice.
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I’ve been aware from afar of your engagement with this project for years. Just to say, I think it’s just FAB! I wish you all the ‘luck’ you need,

Lots of respect

Vajracaksu

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Hi dayasara, this sounds a beautiful vision. I am an OT working in rehab with most of my patients over 80. I have noticed the importance of being a good listener. It can be a pretty hectic arena with restricted staffing and resources which can go against mindful approaches! However it calls for smarter approaches..one ot sauggested we could have mindfulness led every morning on our ward for all staff and patients.. Mindfulness is a big movement in australia and I think most staff would understand and enjoy the approach. thanks for all your work x shantidevi

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How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

While Buddhist Action Month is no doubt a busy time for the many Centres and groups taking part, several have taken the time to keep us updated on how it’s been going for them.

From Padmasambhava’s arrival in Adelaide, Australia, to the Tree of Intentions in the North London Buddhist Centre to the colourful newsletter produced by the Mid Essex Centre aiming to raise awareness and funds for the homeless and refugees groups have been responding...

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The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Rohingya people need your money, urgently.

A new Buddhist global project has been set up to help the Rohingya people, a million of whom are living in the world’s biggest refugee camp, Bangladesh, as a result of Buddhist-led violence in Myanmar/Burma. After fleeing their burning villages, many of them now find themselves living in very difficult conditions facing monsoon rains.

Late in 2017 a number of senior Order members published strongly-worded statement pointing out...

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Hi Sadayasihi,

I’m grateful to you for posting this, and to all those who contributed to the statements in 2013 and 2017, set up this global project, spoken on radio and tv and taken other initiatives.  I have very much wanted to be part of a Buddhist response to the situation and here is the opportunity, and something I can forward to others who I know feel the same.  love Dayajoti

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Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain, June 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain, June 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose mind turns to loving kindness’
Westernised spelling: Maitrimati
Private Preceptor: Kalyanaprabha

Rachel Green becomes Karunatara
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a guiding star of compassion’
Westernised spelling: Karunatara
Private Preceptor: Dayanandi

Sue Haynes...

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Newsbyte: Lama's Pyjamas

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:43

Newsbyte: Lama's Pyjamas

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:43

“I had an idea of what team-based right livelihood was but, actually, working in this way has definitely exceeded all my expectations - I feel like I’m so much happier” - Abhayanandi

This Clear Vision Newsbyte takes a visit to Lama’s Pyjamas, a charity shop around the corner from the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green.  In the last year approximately £61,000 was raised in dana, which went towards supporting the activities in the London Buddhist Centre.
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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:25

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:25

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“As we come to the end of May, Adhisthana has become quite steamy. What with the hot summery weather and then the last few days of heavy showers and thunderstorms the air is humid and the hills have disappeared in a white haze of moisture. Having said all that, it’s been a glorious time for the gardens and gardening. Many new plants have gone in and now they...

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Windhorse Publications: Nautilus Award and New Books

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 15:47

Windhorse Publications: Nautilus Award and New Books

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 15:47

Here are some updates on what’s going on in Windhorse Publications.

Mindfully Facing Disease and Death by Analayo won a Nautilus Award in the category of ‘aging consciously’.  Analayo’s book is a practical guide for those facing disease and death by helping them to access the ageless wisdom of the Buddha’s teaching. The Nautilus Award was established in the U.S. in 1998 is an annual award in the genre of social and environmental justice. Sadhu!

A new expanded edition of ...

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Thanks, Sadayasihi! An update to this- I’ll Meet You There is now out! https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/ill-meet-practical-guide-e…

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It's Buddhist Action Month!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

It's Buddhist Action Month!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe.  In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.

In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...

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Triratna Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2018

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 14:56

Continuing work begun in 2013, Triratna’s Ethics kula and Safeguarding team present the 2018 updated model Ethical guidelines and model policies for Safeguarding children and adults in Triratna.

The Ethical guidelines are an internal statement of our values, complementing our model Safeguarding documents, which follow national requirements of charities in England and Wales.

These documents are made available to every Triratna Centre and Group, to use as the basis for their own documents.

Further documents are in development, concerning, for example: disability; bullying and harassment; the Safeguarding of...

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Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Triratna Sanghas all over the world have been planning activities as part of this festival of Buddhist social action. Beginning in 2012 as a day, this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations

This year we have an invitation to explore two particular angles of ‘transforming self, transforming world’:

transforming self: looking at the effect of digital technology on the well-being of us as individuals and on society
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