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Gratitude Puja - translations

Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 - 15:51

Here are the links to the translations of the Gratitude Puja which was part of the online Sangha Day celebration on 21 November 2021. 

Albanian | Danish | Dutch | Finnish | French | German | Hebrew | Hindi | Norwegian | Portuguese | Spanish | Swedish

The puja was...

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Accessible online Sangha meetings/events

Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 10:25

People are different! Not everyone is equally able to participate in Zoom (and other online conference systems) and have particular needs which this document will help us navigate. 

Many thanks to a number of mitras from the Manchester and Blackburn Sanghas in the UK for putting this together.

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Over 30 Policy/Procedure Template Documents (for mostly UK use)

Wed, 28 Jul, 2021 - 14:58

Dear responsible person at a Centre or Group

The policies and procedures contained in this document are intended to be adapted and tailored to your specific needs. Obvious slots exist for you to drop in your organisation name, or the job title of the relevant person, but it’s important to read through the policies fully before deciding whether further changes are required!

There are also consistent references to some key terms like “staff”, “volunteers”, “beneficiaries”, “Chief Executive”. Using “find and replace” it should be...

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The Tiratanavandana (Pali, Hindi and English)

Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 22:25

We noticed there wasn’t a single post for publicly uploaded versions of the The Tiratanavandana (Pali, Hindi and English). Please find various versions attached.

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Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 09:55

Here are the Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021, which replace any model documents not dated 2021 - as well as two updated guidance documents.

Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

  1. Triratna worldwide general advice on Safeguarding 2021 (These are introductory notes, not a policy.)
  2. The Triratna Model Child Protection policy 2021
  3. The Triratna Model Child Protection Code of Conduct 2021
  4. The Triratna Model Safeguarding Adults Policy 2021
  5. The Triratna Model Ethical Guidelines 2021

These model documents are public. Once you have updated your own policies (and your council has adopted them) it’s a good idea to put them on your website, perhaps under the heading ‘About us’, or ‘Our values’.

There are two...

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decision-making process and consensus

Sun, 7 Feb, 2021 - 19:50

Mokshini kindly shared these documents on the decision-making process and consensus:

  • decision-making by consensus - Dhammarati
  • consensus diagram - Dhammarati
  • Decision making - notes from a talk given by Vajragupta at the ECA Jan 2014
  • Ideas on Consensus as Practice in Council Meetings 2013
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Changes to The Buddhist Centre Online in 2021

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 16:00

Changes to The Buddhist Centre Online in 2021

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 16:00

A first set of new year changes to The Buddhist Centre Online as we enter the next phase of Triratna’s online platform.

Stay up-to-date and get early access to test versions of the site in 2021!

feedback [at] thebuddhistcentre.com (Email us with your thoughts) or support [at] thebuddhistcentre.com (get in touch for technical support)

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Covid-19 updates for UK

Tue, 3 Nov, 2020 - 13:23

Covid-19 updates
Up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for different parts of
the UK can be found as follows:

For Wales
https://gov.wales/coronavirus-circuit-break-frequently-asked-
questions#section-53267
https://gov.wales/guidance-funerals-covid-19.

For Northern Ireland
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-
regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you

For Scotland
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-local-
measures/pages/central-belt/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54661494

For England
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-

need-to-know

For Wales

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-circuit-break-frequently-asked-
questions#section-53267
https://gov.wales/guidance-funerals-covid-19.

For Northern Ireland
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-
regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you

For Scotland
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-local-
measures/pages/central-belt/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54661494

For England
...

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If your website is showing to some as 'unsafe'...

Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 - 09:53

If your website is showing to some as 'unsafe'...

Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 - 09:53

This from Dhammamegha:

We have had some trouble at Windhorse Publications earlier this year where access to the site was blocked for potential users. It turned out that there was a Vodafone algorithm that was wrongly applied to us. This applied to both Vodafone contracts and broadband supplied by them, including by third parties. Vodaphone’s algorithm made the judgement that the site contained indecent or inappropriate material. 

Because I’m a Vodafone user, I know that there are other Triratna sites that have had similar...

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How Sheffield and Brixton Centres are doing hybrid classes

Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 12:47

How Sheffield and Brixton Centres are doing hybrid classes

Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 12:47

Most of this is on the more complex end of what’s possible but hopefully it will interest some situations.

The video is a little over 18 minutes long and has:

Aryadasa and Vicki from Sheffield talking about the why and how they went about it

7:00 - Vicki shows us the actual equipment they use and how it’s set up

14:35 - Aryadasa describes a simpler, cheaper option

16:45 - a few shots of it in action at their Sangha night

17:50 - a sense of how they set things up in Brixton

Equipment used in Sheffield:

  • Computer
  • ...