Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.
When did Triratna Spain first come into being? Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:
1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.
“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” 
Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...
Sugarbha writes: “This is a really exciting project for Triratna Barcelona. Thanks to a legacy donation, in summer 2016 we secured a mortgage and purchased a building to convert into a centre. This is obviously a huge step forward for us, and for Triratna in mainland Europe.
We were able to secure the mortgage mainly due to a substantial sum...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 - 05:57Rijumati writes with news of Triratna’s burgeoning activities in Barcelona, where they’ve had a very busy year including finding a new venue for their activities, the arrival of several Order Members and their first death: Virananda, ordained in 1978. He says:
“Almost a year ago on our winter retreat the first three people from Triratna Barcelona became mitras: Frank Bergman, Juan Carlos Dudier and Maria Pardos. It was a very joyful moment.
By lokabandhu on Mon, 24 Oct, 2011 - 05:29For the past year Rijumati, Sinhendra and others have been working to create a Buddhist centre and Sangha in Barcelona. Things are going well, and he sends us this report -
“This autumn we’re greatly expanding our Sangha activities in Barcelona and Catalunya. Up until now our time’s mostly been spent maintaining the weekly class that was initiated some while back by the Sangha in Valencia and establishing ourselves in a new community with Bernard Stevens, a mitra from...