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FutureDharma Fund launches: pass it on!

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 13:59

FutureDharma Fund launches: pass it on!

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 13:59

Stopping at a roadside service station during a journey many years ago, Sangharakshita surprised his companions by throwing a coin into the wishing well outside. “Did you wish for Enlightenment?” they joked. “No”, he answered, “Enlightenment is guaranteed if you make the effort. I wished for money. With money you can start Buddhist centres.”

Triratna’s FutureDharma Fund, aiming to raise £3-5 million and £500K in annual income by 2021, launched last Saturday at the Combined Order Convention at Wymondham in...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Money Awakening Retreat

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 15 Jul, 2016 - 14:54

Money Awakening Retreat

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 15 Jul, 2016 - 14:54

In May Amalavajra ran a Money Awakening Retreat at Adhisthana.  Participants from the UK, Europe and Mexico spent a weekend together reflecting on their relationship with money.  Through meditation, puja and workshops they explored how we earn, spend, save and donate our money, and learnt how our relationship with money is part of our spiritual life.  Meditating on the Buddha Ratnasambhava, retreat participants were encouraged to focus on the 3rd and 2nd precepts: Live Simpler, Give More

If you’d like...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Liz joins FutureDharma Team

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 13 Jul, 2016 - 15:35

Liz joins FutureDharma Team

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 13 Jul, 2016 - 15:35

Liz Bassett joined FutureDharma Team in April.  Working alongside our Lead Fundraiser, Amalavajra, Liz is our new Communications & Donor Care Manager

A GFR Mitra, Liz has moved down from Glasgow, her sangha of 8 years, to live and work at Adhisthana.  She has previously worked in the NHS as well as the charity and education sectors, and is very happy to be working for Triratna.  Her first task is producing the new FutureDharma website that will go live...

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma: for all Triratna and the world

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 23:46

FutureDharma: for all Triratna and the world

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 23:46

The FutureDharma Fund is coming! 

FutureDharma is a significant new international Triratna fund, intended to provide greatly improved financial support for Triratna worldwide as we move into our second 50 years, at a time of real challenge for humanity and the planet.

Amalavajra is the ECA’s fundraiser. He writes: “Grounded in Bhante’s vision, FutureDharma is a collaboration between Triratna’s International Order Office, College of Public Preceptors and European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA), as well as its International Council.

The Fund will focus on developing the depth, unity and breadth Triratna needs in order to respond...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Amalavajra seeks Fundraising Assistant for major new Dharma fund

By Amalavajra on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 12:24

Amalavajra seeks Fundraising Assistant for major new Dharma fund

By Amalavajra on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 12:24

Amalavajra seeks Fundraising Assistant for major new Dharma fund

I have been asked to raise £5 million for a bold new international programme of Dharma projects that will create unity and depth of practice within Triratna and allow us to reach out to more and more people around the world. I especially need help with administration and donor care.

You are:

  • Happy and confident with detailed work and simple IT systems such as databases and websites.
  • Able to communicate well with donors and help them with their enquiries.
  • Prepared
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Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Written a few thousand pounds back (when we were 50% there), this is a great Triratna News report on the fundraising for Bhante’s birthday present. Amalavajra, Triratna’s fundraiser in Europe, explains his enthusiasm.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/sangharakshita90-appeal-halfway-there

PS Today we’re 58% there! We still need another £41,000 and we’ve got just 28 days to raise it. That’s £1464 per day.

But that shouldn’t be hard. Yesterday we raised more than that!

Make your donation here....

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 2

By Munisha on Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 - 23:23

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 2

By Munisha on Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 - 23:23

Amalavajra finishes his series of posts with some books to get you thinking even further about your relationship with money.

Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered, by E F Schumacher. 
The classic text on progressive economics from a former colleague of J.M. Keynes, including a chapter called ‘Buddhist Economics’.

The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do about It, by Triratna Order member Vaddhaka
After his Enlightenment the Buddha...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 1

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 1

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser lists some sources of inspiration for refreshing your relationship with money. First, some talks:

Vaddhaka’s barnstorming talk on Going Beyond Capitalism - A Buddhist Perspective (61 minutes). On video or audio.

Sangharakshita on Buddhist Economics (Audio, 76 minutes) 
This lecture lays down the principles underlying the creation and use of wealth, and explores the principles of generosity and right livelihood as signified by the Goddess Sri’s promise to give everything...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money by giving more

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

Awakening money by giving more

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

More ideas from Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser, for reviewing your relationship with money.

“The second Buddhist precept is ‘With open-handed generosity I purify my body.’

  • Recognise the abundance you enjoy by writing down at the end of each day five things you have been given. (Even a bus ride counts!)
  • ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ (Howard Thurman) Take seriously that dreamwork (for
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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Spend less; live more simply

By Munisha on Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Spend less; live more simply

By Munisha on Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with further ideas for looking at your relationship to money.

“The third Buddhist precept is ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment I purify my body.’ So:

  • Meditate every day for the rest of June to gain the stillness and clarity to know what matters to you. Committing to a regular slot, eg 20 minutes first thing each morning, helps to actually do this. Try this led meditation.
  • Sit comfortably and do nothing more than watch the birds or clouds, or drink a
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