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Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

The first time we visited the Covid ward five people lay naked on beds. Two weeks later the long ward was full of people on closely packed beds. The next morning we got a desperate call from the Director of the hospital asking for help.

We - myself and members of the Triratna sangha in Merida - were at the hospital for three reasons: to help with the weekly donation of liquid soap, to research protective clothing which we are...

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A New Buddhist Centre for York

Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 - 11:25

A New Buddhist Centre for York

Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 - 11:25

A new Triratna Buddhist Centre is currently taking shape in the heart of historic York in the UK, just round the corner from the famous Minster.

This will be the new home of the York Buddhist Group which was started in November 2017 by Shakyapada, and three mitra friends: Mark Jones, Kate Readman and Ley Robinson, using a hired room in a York community centre. As the Group grew, it moved to the York Quaker Meeting House in 2018 where more...

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Closure of Clear Vision

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 10:47

Closure of Clear Vision

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 10:47

It is with sadness that the Trustees of Clear Vision have announced its closure from September 2020. Over the past 35 years Clear Vision has been a vital part of the FWBO/Triratna Community having documented much of our community’s history through video, particularly Newsreels, Triratna Newsbytesfilming Sangharakshita’s talks, events and tours, and much more. Clear Vision has also developed the beginnings of a photographic archive and library and video archive, a range of award-winning ...

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Ordination in Poland

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 09:56

Ordination in Poland

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 09:56

We are delighted to confirm the first ordination of an Order Member in Poland. The ex-Wojciech Janowski from the Krakow Sangha was ordained during a short retreat south-east of the city. His private ordination was on Thursday 30th July and his public ordination on Saturday 1st August.

Wojciech becomes Maitrinanda, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He whose joy is love’.

His private preceptor is Santaka and Amogharatna is his public preceptor.
 
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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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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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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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Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, how have Triratna Buddhist Centres and team-based right livelihood businesses been responding?

By now most Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups have closed their doors - but many have opened up on the digital universe and invited their sanghas to join them online. Various Triratna Centres across the world are now offering courses classes, pujas, urban retreats and other events online. Now is a great time to try out joining in some of the...