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Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community.  They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.

Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.

It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...

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Sounds fantastic! :) Good on you all! But I didn’t understand the word ‘almshouses’, what does that mean?

Many kind wishes

Vajracaksu

 

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Hi Vajracaksu,

Almshouses are properties provided out of charity to those who can’t afford housing. ‘Alms’ is a word for charitable giving. It’s a tradition with quite a long history and you can see some pictures of historic almshouses on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almshouse

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Thank you Akasapriya for that. The link you provided offered this little of information about the UK situation:

“Some 2,600 almshouses continue to be operated in the UK, providing 30,000 dwellings for 36,000 people.”

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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Thanks for your words of support, Vajracaksu.  There’s a good bunch of people involved, and we are optimistic and excited about it,

Tejasvini 

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Great :) Wishing you all every success Tejasvini,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

In late July, a GFR Mitra completed a 5 day ‘modern pilgrimage’, walking over 120 miles from Adhisthana to the Liverpool Buddhist Centre, in central Liverpool.  Along the way, David Tyfield carried four heavy texts from the newly published Complete Works of Sangharakshita, and signed by Bhante himself at Adhisthana the day before setting off.  Inspired by the great fabled pilgrimage of the 7th Century Chinese monk Xuanzang, mythologized in the Monkey Tales of...

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Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani is the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day: a comment on the news from a faith perspective on the main BBC radio news programme.

Here are his recent talks: 

10.1.18 The Skill of Ethics
Education focuses more and more on learning skills. The Buddhist idea of ethics as skilfulness makes a link between ordinary skills and he rely of ethics and spiritual life.
Listen here.

1.5.18 1968:...

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Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

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Launch of Global Pioneers' Fund

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 14:59

Launch of Global Pioneers' Fund

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 14:59

A new fund - the Global Pioneers’ Fund - was launched by FutureDharma at the recent Combined Area Order Weekend in Adhisthana.  Sanghadeva, a ‘serial pioneer’, painted a vision of 3,200 Triratna Centres around the world in another 50 years’ time. The call to support pioneering work inspired about 150 gifts from Order Members totalling £54,000. 

Sanghadeva was speaking on Sunday to 350 Order Members from around the UK and Ireland who had gathered at Adhisthana to...

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Italian-speaking volunteers wanted for translation of Sangharakshita's work

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 12:08

Italian-speaking volunteers wanted for translation of Sangharakshita's work

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 12:08

Val Cartei is a mitra training for ordination in Brighton, UK. She’s a published author in both English and Italian, now working with Triratna’s Translations Board.  She is now looking for some volunteers to help her with translating some of Sangharakshita’s writings into Italian:-

She writes: “I am looking for Italian speaking volunteers with proofreading and editing skills to help me produce high-quality translations into Italian of Sangharakshita’s works. I have so far translated The Noble Eightfold Path, Who is the Buddha?...

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Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, is on his first Karuna Appeal! He’s been sharing how it’s been going on the Young Buddhist blog

A Karuna appeal is an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community while also raising money to help support and empower India’s Dalit community.

Prajnaketu has been sharing his experiences during the appeal: knocking on that first door to help raise money for projects in India, getting his first Standing Order, and...

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Young Indian Futures

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:07

Young Indian Futures

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:07

Young Indian Futures has been successfully giving independence and dignity to young people from poor families in some of the most underdeveloped parts of India; and the project is growing, giving a bright future and freedom from poverty, to more and more underprivileged young people.

It’s a small Triratna project, funded entirely by voluntary efforts, based at Aryaloka Computer Institute, Nagpur, India. The Young Indian Futures Project gives training in computing, and other desirable employment skills, to young people from deprived communities in India. Over...

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Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

It’s just gorgeous - the candlelit evenings in the rainbow tent with friends gathering, onion bhajis, chai and music”.

The Buddhafield East Café sells tea, vegan cakes and onion bhajis to raise money for Buddhist projects. The people working in the café get a ticket into the Buddhafield Festival, and they form a team-based right livelihood for a week - meditating, tuning in with each other each day and having fun together as they work. This Newsbyte...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

We are delighted to announce that the following seven women received their Public Ordination at Adhisthana Retreat Centre on Sunday August 12th 2018. 

Public Preceptor: Dayanandi

Maggie Muir becomes Hrdayaka
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘r’ long last ‘a’) 
Name meaning: “She who has a (kind) heart”  
Westernised spelling: Hridayaka
Private Preceptor: Jayadevi

Sara Inkster becomes Moksavadini
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘s’, long second ‘a’ long last ‘i’)
Name meaning: “She who speaks of...

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