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Further Response from the Adhisthana Kula to the Observer Article, July 2019

From Adhisthana Kula on Sun, 28 Jul, 2019 - 21:45

Here is a further update from the Adhisthana kula about how we intend to take our work forward. Some of the steps we outline below are already in discussion or in process, and we recognise the need for much greater visibility of process and outcomes. We also recognise that we have been slow to implement some of our intentions.

A further update from the Adhisthana kula as to how we are addressing controversial aspects of Triratna’s past and what we are putting in...

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Triratna model Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2019

Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 21:36

Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults are published today, updated for 2019 by Triratna’s Safeguarding team, part of Triratna’s Ethics Kula.

(See ‘Who are the Ethics kula and Safeguarding team?” and ‘What is Safeguarding?” below.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures can be seen as a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva activity of protecting living beings from harm.

The model Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the initiative of Triratna’s International Council)...

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Read Samples of Upcoming Windhorse Publications

Read Samples of Upcoming Windhorse Publications

Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 12:27

Windhorse Publications have a number of new books in the pipeline for 2019 - from the next four volumes of the Complete Works of Sangharakshita to books by Vajragupta, Paramananda, Anālayo and David Brazier.   

Read more about Windhorse Publications in 2019 

Some good news: You can now read the forewords of the next four volumes of the Complete Works (which will be published and sent to subscribers in April 2019) online!

  • Vol 2: The Three Jewels I 
  • ...
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Triratna Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2018

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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Statement Against Buddhist Violence in Burma/Myanmar

Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 - 12:04

Today on Triratna News:

1) A statement against Buddhist violence against the mostly Muslim Rohingya people in Burma/Myanmar, signed individually and personally by senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order including Sangharakshita. The statement simply says that violence cannot be justified by Buddhist teachings.

2) Vishvapani’s broadcast this morning on BBC Radio Four’s Thought for the Day: ‘Burmese atrocities: the problem with a Buddhist state”. (Text and audio)

We first published a statement on this topic in 2013. In view of the even...

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New 'Adhisthana Writings' by Sangharakshita

Mon, 24 Jul, 2017 - 12:08

Today we are reporting on the publication of a new set of writings by Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

Just before Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday in August 2016, his friend Paramartha, was called away to the other side of the world where his mother was seriously ill. As it turned out he stayed away for nearly six months.

It was this rather unfavourable set of circumstances that was, apparently, the galvanising force that led to a resurgence in Sangharakshita’s creative or literary...

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Growth Fund 2016 open for applications

Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 17:37

Applications are invited to the Growth Fund, closing date 9th May 2016.

The Growth Fund is a small fund made available by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) every year, for local projects leading to a growth in numbers of people having access to Triratna classes in basic meditation and Dharma.

Mokshini writes from the ECA’s Growth Fund Committee with more detail.

“This year we have a total of around £6,418 to give away in small amounts of up to £1,000 each to Triratna projects around the world (excluding India, for which Karuna...

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Is Buddhist healthcare chaplaincy for you?

Fri, 18 Dec, 2015 - 19:19

Many of you were inspired by Clear Vision’s NewsByte video about Amitasurī’s work as a Buddhist healthcare chaplain in a hospital in Manchester, UK, earlier this year. 

If you’re in Britain, here’s an opportunity to find out more about this work and see whether it is something you’d like to take further. The Healthcare Chaplaincy Faith and Belief Group are offering a ‘Starting out in Healthcare Chaplaincy’ course in Manchester, UK, February-April 2016.

Open to those of any faith or belief group,...

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Sangharakshita@90 - A Life In Objects (Coming Soon!)

Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 - 19:07

Urgyen Sangharakshita turns 90 in August 2015 - and his birthday wish is that his legacy of written Dharma be secure and continue to reach people all over the world. To celebrate the campaign to raise the funds required for his Complete Works we’ll be bringing you a brand new series of 9 interviews with Sangharakshita - one for each decade of his life.

In these very personal conversations with Saddhanandi, Bhante chooses objects from each period of...

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UK Buddhist chaplaincy training course starts soon

Wed, 1 Apr, 2015 - 12:58

Kalyana Mitra: The Buddhist Chaplaincy Support Group is a UK Buddhist initiative offering training in chaplaincy work for Buddhists of all traditions. Their next training course starts on 12th April and runs for seven Sundays until 1st November, in London and Birmingham. See below for information.

They write: “The aim of these training groups is to explore and share experiences that help develop skills, competencies and capabilities in offering and providing spiritual and religious support to others in a wide...