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At the Dharma Toolkit we want to offer easy access to Buddhist approaches to life that can help you through the pandemic – and beyond!

Whether you’re brand new to Buddhism and meditation, or experienced in the ways of the Dharma, we hope you’ll find something here for you.

Join some of the best teachers from Buddhist Centres and retreat venues in our community for a series of online events to inspire and guide.

Meditate with us live online, six day a week!

All our classes are offered by donation. If you can, donate to allow others who can’t afford it to access these vital Dharma resources when they need them most.

Thank you!

Donate and support Dharma classes online

Suscríbase al boletín por correo electrónico de Dharma Toolkit para más detalles de nuestro nuevo programa de eventos.

¡Ponte al día en todos nuestros eventos en vivo pasados! Visita y suscríbete a nuestro canal en YouTube

En el espacio llamado Dharma Toolkit ofrecemos un acceso realmente sencillo a la perspectiva que ofrece el Budismo con respecto a la vida y que puede ayudarte durante esta pandemia ¡y mas allá!

Ya sea que te resulte nuevo el Budismo y la meditación, o que ya tengas experiencia en el Dharma, esperamos que encuentres algo para ti.

Conoce a algunos de nuestros mejores maestros de los Centros Budistas y centros de retiros que forman parte de nuestra comunidad en esta serie de eventos en línea en los que encontrarás inspiración y guía.

Todas nuestras clases se ofrecen por donativo. Si te es posible, dona para que permitas que otros que no pueden hacerlo tengan acceso a estos recursos del Dharma cuando más los necesiten. 

¡Gracias!

Dona y apoya las clases de Dharma en línea

Subscribe to the Dharma Toolkit Newsletter for details of our events program.

Catch up on all our past live events! Watch and subscribe to our new channel on YouTube.

At the Dharma Toolkit we want to offer easy access to Buddhist approaches to life that can help you through the pandemic – and beyond!

Whether you’re brand new to Buddhism and meditation, or experienced in the ways of the Dharma, we hope you’ll find something here for you.

Join some of the best teachers from Buddhist Centres and retreat venues in our community for a series of online events to inspire and guide.

Meditate with us live online, six day a week!

All our classes are offered by donation. If you can, donate to allow others who can’t afford it to access these vital Dharma resources when they need them most.

Thank you!

Donate and support Dharma classes online

Suscríbase al boletín por correo electrónico de Dharma Toolkit para más detalles de nuestro nuevo programa de eventos.

¡Ponte al día en todos nuestros eventos en vivo pasados! Visita y suscríbete a nuestro canal en YouTube

En el espacio llamado Dharma Toolkit ofrecemos un acceso realmente sencillo a la perspectiva que ofrece el Budismo con respecto a la vida y que puede ayudarte durante esta pandemia ¡y mas allá!

Ya sea que te resulte nuevo el Budismo y la meditación, o que ya tengas experiencia en el Dharma, esperamos que encuentres algo para ti.

Conoce a algunos de nuestros mejores maestros de los Centros Budistas y centros de retiros que forman parte de nuestra comunidad en esta serie de eventos en línea en los que encontrarás inspiración y guía.

Todas nuestras clases se ofrecen por donativo. Si te es posible, dona para que permitas que otros que no pueden hacerlo tengan acceso a estos recursos del Dharma cuando más los necesiten.

¡Gracias!

Dona y apoya las clases de Dharma en línea

Live Events

Events Around Buddhism and the Climate Crisis

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

Dhivan and Shantigarbha in Conversation

Part of the Triratna Earth Sangha Conference

Saturday 25th September
USA PST 11:30 | México 13:30 | USA EST 14:30 | IE & UK 19:30 | Europe CET 20:30 | India 12:00 (next day) | Australia AEST 04.30 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 07:30 (next day)

The first ethical precept in Buddhism outlines the central importance of non-harm in all our behaviour. Of course, in the Buddha’s day over 2,500 years ago, there was no climate emergency, or impending biodiversity loss, or species extinction. So how do we, as Buddhists today, respond creatively to the crisis we find ourselves in?

Are there lessons we can draw from the Buddha’s life and teachings, and those of other Buddhist practitioners throughout the ages? What is a Buddhist perspective on ecology?

Shantigarbha will be joined in conversation with Dhivan, as they bring to bear on this crucial topic stories from the Pali Canon, Jataka tales, White Lotus Sutra, and the fundamental Buddhist teaching of interconnectedness and dependent arising.

This conversation is part of the Triratna Earth Sangha conference, supported by the European Chairs Assembly as part of their strategic priority on Dharmic Engagement with Social and Ecological Issues.

Suggested donation for this event:
$15 / £10 / €12.50 (single event donation via the Earth Sangha Conference)

This event is offered freely, in the spirit of dana (generosity). At the same time, we would deeply appreciate your financial contribution. Proceeds will be split between the Triratna Earth Sangha (TES) and the Buddhist Centre Online. TES funds will go towards supporting eco-projects and funding a part time coordinator to continue their work.

+ About Dhivan and Shantigarbha

Dhivan was born in Somerset, England, in 1965. After obtaining a BA in Religious Studies and a PhD in the philosophy of love at Lancaster University, he moved to Cambridge to live and work with Buddhists. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2004, receiving the name ‘Dhivan’, meaning ‘thoughtful’ or ‘intelligent’. In 2009 he gained a degree in Sanskrit and Pali from the University of Cambridge, to allow him to read Buddhist texts in their original Indian languages. He teaches philosophy and religious studies and enjoys writing fiction and poetry.

Visit Dhivan’s website

Shantigarbha is an international NVC trainer, certified with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication. He teaches on CNVC’s International Intensive Trainings (IITs) and coordinated the New Future Process’s Social Change and Peacemaking working group.

In 1996 he was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means “seed of peace”. He currently serves on the Triratna International Council,  is Secretary of the Triratna Trust (the Order charity), and coordinates the Triratna Restorative Pilot Project.

Visit Seeds of Peace by Shantigarbha

Triratna Earth Sangha Conference 2021

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Akasharaja

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David Loy

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Angela Lombardi

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Katja Behrendt

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Amalaketu

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Shantigarbha

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Diana Eliis-Webb

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Maitridevi

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Analayo

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Tejopala

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Parami

Conference begins Friday:
USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEST 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 06:00 (next day)

The Triratna Earth Sangha is a group of Triratna Order members, Mitras and Friends worldwide who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises we face, and see it as part of their practice to do something about them.

Join them in September for a weekend of talks, workshops and practice exploring how we as Buddhists can respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

The conference will involve keynote talks from Zen teacher and Buddhist activist David Loy on The Ecosattva Path; and from Bhikkhu Analayo, monk and author of the book and online course Mindfully Facing Climate Change. As well as the the launch of the Triratna Earth Sangha initiative, and workshops on how to set up a group in your area. The conference will finish with a Shambala Warrior Puja.

This initiative is supported by the European Chairs Assembly.

Visit the Triratna Earth Sangha’s website for the full programme

Suggested donation for the conference:
$175 / £125 / €150
$90 / £65 / €75 per day.
$15 / £10 / €12.50 for single events

This event is offered freely, in the spirit of dana (generosity). At the same time, we would deeply appreciate your financial contribution. Proceeds will be split between the Triratna Earth Sangha (TES) and the Buddhist Centre Online. TES funds will go towards supporting eco-projects and funding a part time coordinator to continue their work.

Triratna Earth Sangha and COP26
In the Triratna Earth Sangha we are all too painfully aware of the Buddha’s core teaching that actions have consequences. The accelerating destruction of ecosystems in the natural world caused by greed, hatred and ignorance is causing untold suffering to beings of many kinds, and we feel that it is our duty as Buddhists to do what we can to raise awareness of the plight of the planet, demonstrate an alternative way of life based on stillness, simplicity and contentment and act to relieve suffering where we can.

In this crucial year 2021, we are particularly concerned that the Conference of the Parties – COP26 – to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, should not be a wasted opportunity to change course globally before it’s too late. A number of actions are already either planned or at the development stage – click here for details. Some of these are interfaith actions, some Triratna. It would be great if we could get people mobilised from our movement to take part in all of them. There’s a form below that you can fill in to register your interest.

YES – sign me up!

The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency

How can we wake up to the climate and ecological emergency? An eight-week course for anyone wishing to ground their work in a Dharma context

Eight Saturdays: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

Sessions (2 hrs 15 mins, with break): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEDT 05.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 07.00 (next day)

To support group cohesion, we ask that you intend to attend at least seven of the eight sessions. If you are going to miss two or more of the sessions, would you be willing to book on the next cycle?

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About the course
This course follows Shantigarbha’s forthcoming book, The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency and explores the most pressing question of our times.

Buddhists give great importance to mindfulness, wisdom, compassion and interconnectedness, qualities that often make them deeply concerned about the environment and climate change. So what does Buddhism have to say about the climate emergency? How can we see it for what it really is, a crisis of empathy?

This is a course for Dharmafarers concerned about the climate, and eco-activists wishing to ground their work in a spiritual context. We’ll offer:

– Support to process your responses to the climate and ecological emergency in a safe environment.

– Support in making the the climate and ecological emergency part of your Dharma practice. How do you decide to get involved?

– Support for eco-activists to avoid burnout: training in nonviolence, love and wisdom.

What to expect
The chapters follow the Buddhist path from self-development to social change, inspired by the profound principle of nonviolence, or love. Each week we will send you the corresponding chapter(s) of the book and ask you to read them as preparation for the session.

● Week one: Crisis? What crisis?

● Week two: Touching the Earth

● Week three: Environmental ethics and compassion

● Week four: The Five Precepts

● Week five: The Burning House

● Week six: Anger, grief and gratitude

● Week seven: Transforming self and world

● Week eight: Be the change

This course will also involve small group work via Zoom breakout rooms.

 

+ Click to read more about the course

Learning objectives
– To use empathy to explore what it means to care about the environment.

– To be able to communicate the ethical basis of Buddhist environmentalism.

– To be able to bring awareness to uncomfortable feelings including anger, depression, denial, fear, overwhelm and grief that may arise as you look squarely at the climate and ecological emergency, and have tools to work with them.

– To cultivate gratitude towards the earth as fuel for acting.

– To understand, be able to express and embody, the principles of nonviolent social change.

– To find the emotional freedom to act now.

– To practise guided reflections to deepen your connection to the Earth and your awareness of interconnectedness.

Facilitation track
We are offering a facilitation track for Triratna Order Members who want to lead this course at their own local Buddhist centre. If you want to join the facilitation track, please indicate this on the registration form.

Preparation for participation
N.B. Preparation is not required to participate.

Video of Shantigarbha’s session on The Burning House (given at Buddhist Action Month, June 2020)

– A crisis of empathy: Shantigarbha’s book on empathy I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication

David Loy, Ecodharma: Buddhist teachings for the Ecological Crisis

Marshall Rosenberg: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, or watch one of the videos on our training preparation page.

NVC Life Hacks on YouTube

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This event is offered by donation. We know many are struggling financially through the pandemic. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

Suggested donation for the whole course: $150-110 / £110-80 / €130-90.

Attend all conversations in Zoom. We’ll send you the link when you register.

This event may be recorded and parts published online for others to access. Only the leader’s video will be used.

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Shantigarbha is a Buddhist mediator and activist. He is an experienced teacher of both Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1996, he was given the name Shantigarbha, which means ‘Seed or Womb of Peace’. Through his practice of Buddhism, he came across NVC and has been sharing it as a certified trainer since 2004. Within the Triratna Buddhist Community, he holds responsibilities as an Order Convenor, a member of the International Council and supporting restorative practices.

He has trained members of Extinction Rebellion in Nonviolence and De-escalation skills.

Find out more about Shantigarbha

Further information
For more information on Nonviolent Communication, see What is NVC?, the Centre for Nonviolent Communication , or contact us directly.

This event is offered by donation. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

Suggested sliding scale donation for the whole course (pay what you can):

$150-110 / £110-80 / €130-90

International Sangha Day:
May our communication be Sangha

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Sunday November 21
Two sessions—come to one or both.

Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focuses on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict and confusion, polarisation and the undermining of what’s really true and of value. But at its best communication can elevate us, spark us off and delight us. Like the dakini, the mythic sky-dancer, we can break the bonds of greed, hatred and delusion and inspire others to do the same.

  • But what does sangha look like at its best?
  • How can our communication with one another be Sangha?
  • What do we need to do to allow Sangha to flourish?

Join us on 21st November as we explore how Sangha can be ‘an incomparable source of goodness for the world’.

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First session (2.5 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 13:00 | Australia AEST 18:30 | New Zealand 20:30

Second session (2.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 |  Australia AEST 06.00 (Monday) | New Zealand NZDT 08.00 (Monday)

International Sangha Day:
May our communication be Sangha

Sunday November 21
Two sessions—come to one or both.

Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focuses on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict and confusion, polarisation and the undermining of what’s really true and of value. But at its best communication can elevate us, spark us off and delight us. Like the dakini, the mythic sky-dancer, we can break the bonds of greed, hatred and delusion and inspire others to do the same.

  • But what does sangha look like at its best?
  • How can our communication with one another be Sangha?
  • What do we need to do to allow Sangha to flourish?

Join us on 21st November as we explore how Sangha can be ‘an incomparable source of goodness for the world’.

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First session (2.5 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 13:00 | Australia AEST 18:30 | New Zealand 20:30

Second session (2.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 |  Australia AEST 06.00 (Monday) | New Zealand NZDT 08.00 (Monday)

This event is offered by donation. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

 

Meditation | Meditación

Viveka and Paramananda

Weekly meditation times | Tiempos de meditación semanales

We are offering two open meditation spaces Monday to Saturday every week. Connect here with the meditations

Ofrecemos estos dos espacios de meditación de lunes a sábado todas las semanas. Conectarse a las meditaciónes

Buddhism | Budismo

How to Really Save the World:

The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to reschedule this retreat. The new dates are:

Friday November 26 – Thursday December 2 2021

‘CHANGE YOUR LIFE!’ These words on a poster in Scotland in 1977 revolutionised Parami’s view of herself and of the world. 45 years later, she’s going stronger than ever as a force for good in her exemplification of the Dharma, and in her pursuit of ethics, generosity and friendship in the great spirit of the “Bodhisattva Ideal” – living for the benefit of all beings.

The world still needs changing – more than ever. But how can we really save it? Can Buddhism offer a plausible way of ending the world’s suffering? Sangharakshita’s vision of a ‘new world’ where “we relate to one another as individuals, a world in which we are free to develop to the utmost of our potential, and in which the social, economic, and political structures will help us to do that” remains a beautiful vision. How are we to bring about such a world – by changing the system or by changing ourselves?

If you have these questions – and still want to give it a go – this retreat is for you!

Come and join Parami and friends online in August for an international retreat in Spanish and English (simultaneous translation available for all sessions).

This is how we really save the world – reserve your place and be part of the solution!

Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

La vida en el Dharma como una revolución para todos

Siete días de meditación, exploración dinámica, y amistad profunda y compasiva: un espacio para formular tus propios ideales.

Dirigido por Parami y amigos en inglés y español.

Debido a circunstancias inesperadas, hemos tenido que reprogramar este retiro. Las nuevas fechas y horarios son:

Del Viernes 26 de noviembre al jueves 2 de diciembre 2021

“¡CAMBIA TU VIDA!” Estas palabras de un póster en Escocia en 1977 revolucionaron la visión que Parami tenía de ella misma y del mundo. Cuarenta y cinco años después, más fortalecida que nunca como una fuerza para el bien por su ejemplificación del Dharma y en el camino de la ética, generosidad y amistad en el grandioso espíritu del Ideal del Bodhisattva – existiendo por el beneficio de todos los seres.

El mundo necesita un cambio, más que nunca. Pero, ¿cómo podemos realmente salvarlo? ¿Puede el Budismo ofrecer una manera plausible para acabar con el sufrimiento del mundo? La visión que ofreció Sangharakshita de un “mundo nuevo”, donde “nos relacionemos con todos los individuos, en un mundo en el que seamos libres para desarrollar nuestro máximo potencial, y en el que las estructurar sociales, económica y políticas nos ayuden a hacerlo” permanece únicamente  como una hermosa visión. ¿Cómo podríamos crear un mundo como ese? ¿Tendríamos que cambiar el sistema o transformarnos a nosotros mismos?

Si te has hecho estas preguntas y aún lo quieres intentar, ¡este retiro es para ti!

Ven y acompaña a Parami y amigos en este retiro internacional que se llevará a cabo en línea en inglés y español (con traducción simultánea disponible en todas las sesiones).

Así es como realmente podemos cambiar al mundo, ¡reserva tu lugar y sé parte de la solución!

How to Really Save the World:

The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to reschedule this retreat. The new dates are:

Friday November 26 – Thursday December 2 2021

‘CHANGE YOUR LIFE!’ These words on a poster in Scotland in 1977 revolutionised Parami’s view of herself and of the world. 45 years later, she’s going stronger than ever as a force for good in her exemplification of the Dharma, and in her pursuit of ethics, generosity and friendship in the great spirit of the “Bodhisattva Ideal” – living for the benefit of all beings.

The world still needs changing – more than ever. But how can we really save it? Can Buddhism offer a plausible way of ending the world’s suffering? Sangharakshita’s vision of a ‘new world’ where “we relate to one another as individuals, a world in which we are free to develop to the utmost of our potential, and in which the social, economic, and political structures will help us to do that” remains a beautiful vision. How are we to bring about such a world – by changing the system or by changing ourselves?

If you have these questions – and still want to give it a go – this retreat is for you!

Come and join Parami and friends online in August for an international retreat in Spanish and English (simultaneous translation available for all sessions).

This is how we really save the world – reserve your place and be part of the solution!

Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

La vida en el Dharma como una revolución para todos

Siete días de meditación, exploración dinámica, y amistad profunda y compasiva: un espacio para formular tus propios ideales.

Dirigido por Parami y amigos en inglés y español.

Debido a circunstancias inesperadas, hemos tenido que reprogramar este retiro. Las nuevas fechas y horarios son:

Del Viernes 26 de noviembre al jueves 2 de diciembre 2021

“¡CAMBIA TU VIDA!” Estas palabras de un póster en Escocia en 1977 revolucionaron la visión que Parami tenía de ella misma y del mundo. Cuarenta y cinco años después, más fortalecida que nunca como una fuerza para el bien por su ejemplificación del Dharma y en el camino de l Érica, generosidad y amistad en el grandioso espíritu del Ideal del Bodhisattva – existiendo por el beneficio de todos los seres.

El mundo necesita un cambio, más que nunca. Pero, ¿cómo podemos realmente salvarlo? ¿Puede el Budismo ofrecer una manera plausible para acabar con el sufrimiento del mundo? La visión que ofreció Sangharakshita de un “mundo nuevo”, donde “nos relacionemos con todos los individuos, en un mundo en el que seamos libres para desarrollar nuestro máximo potencial, y en el que las estructurar sociales, económica y políticas nos ayuden a hacerlo” permanece únicamente  como una hermosa visión. ¿Cómo podríamos crear un mundo como ese? ¿Tendríamos que cambiar el sistema o transformarnos a nosotros mismos?

Si te has hecho estas preguntas y aún lo quieres intentar, ¡este retiro es para ti!

Ven y acompaña a Parami y amigos en este retiro internacional que se llevará a cabo en línea en inglés y español (con traducción simultánea disponible en todas las sesiones).

Así es como realmente podemos cambiar al mundo, ¡reserva tu lugar y sé parte de la solución!

Shantigarbha

This event is offered by donation. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

Suggested donation for the whole retreat:
$175 / £125 / €150 or $35 / £25 / €30 per day.

Este evento se ofrece por donativo. Si te es posible, dona hoy y apoya a que quienes no pueden costearlo, puedan asistir. ¡Muchas gracias!
 
Donativo sugerido por el retiro completo: 
$175 / £125 / €150 or $35 / £25 / €30 por día.

 

Viveka and Paramananda

Welcoming Liberation

A Monthly Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection.

Last Saturday of every month: 2 hours

Next meeting: September 25.

USA PST 09:00 | México 11:00 | USA EST 12:00 | IE & UK 17:00 | Europe CET 18:00 | India 21:30 | Australia EST 02.00 (Sunday) | New Zealand 04:00 (Sunday)

This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience and who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander, South East Asian, Native Hawaiian, Latinx, Arab/Middle Eastern, biracial, mixed heritage, multiracial, and any others identifying as non-white.

What is the space?
A monthly welcoming two-hour on-line international and intentional Triratna community space for:

  • Authentic connection and co-creating culturally diverse community (sangha)
  • Deepening dharma practice through meditation, reflection and real conversations
  • To practice welcoming, empathy, healing, wholeness, complexity, liberation and joy
  • Learning from each other and with a variety of BIPOC/BAME Triratna order members and community members
  • Making more possible genuine connection with the Triratna Buddhist community in this space, and beyond

We celebrate the multiplicity of “BIPOC/BAME” spaces in Triratna being offered by different Buddhist Centers. We hope many from those spaces will also benefit from this distinctly international space and that those looking for a space can find a home here

Where:
On Zoom – you will be emailed the link to join when you register

Supporting this space:
Anyone can make a donation to resource this space and the programming.

We know many in the Triratna community, who in racialized societies live as a white identity, are supportive of the people the space is for, even though you do not walk in the shoes of racialized discrimination directly. What is the invitation to you? You are welcome to give us the gift of well-wishing and understanding the need for this kind of space to create room to breathe and be together. You may also make a solidarity donation to assist with the practical costs of this gathering.

Donate below (please indicate it’s for ‘Welcoming Liberation’)

Contact us

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Who is this space for?
This invitation is offered with the wish we all be free to self-define and be in choice about how we name social identities. The wish is for this description to be open and also draw a skillful boundary so it is clear who the space is for.

  • This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience
  • And who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander, South East Asian, Native Hawaiian, Latinx, Arab/Middle Eastern, biracial, mixed heritage, multiracial, and any others identifying as non-white.

What will we do together?
In the first season of this space we will attend to:

  • Community building and exploring how we can co-create the kind of community and space where we can flourish and liberation is possible
  • Share stories and engaging with a dharmic perspective on the rich complexity of who we are in all its dimensions. The sharing will be in smaller groups that will change from session to session.

Who is initiating the space?
Four order members across a range of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) identities met to initiate this space. Bodhilila, Singhashri, Vimalasara, and Viveka. The idea for this has emerged from our friendships, collective imagination and an opening in our Triratna community. We chose to launch the space now given the current momentum in Triratna of acknowledging the need to acknowledge the impacts of racism and as Buddhists to work actively on learning about and support anti-racism and building the conditions for sangha that is inclusive of BIPOC/BAME people. We will be reaching out to other members of our community to join us in making this space vibrant and abundant.

Supporting this space:
Anyone can make a donation to resource this space and the programming.

We know many in the Triratna community, who in racialized societies live as a white identity, are supportive of the people the space is for, even though you do not walk in the shoes of racialized discrimination directly. What is the invitation to you? You are welcome to give us the gift of well-wishing and understanding the need for this kind of space to create room to breathe and be together. You may also make a solidarity donation to assist with the practical costs of this gathering.

Donate via thebuddhistcentre.com/give (please indicate it’s for ‘Welcoming Liberation’)

This event is offered by donation. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

Suggested donation:
$5  £5  €5 

Donations | Donaciones