“Last year I attended the meeting of Young Buddhists in Berlin. It was an incredible experience! I met young people from other countries, and it surprised me that we could connect really well despite cultural differences.
The atmosphere was very nice, open and fun. We had really...
In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event. Video created by the amazing Clear Vision Trust.
In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event.
A lotus with seventy petals – a symbol for one European young Buddhist sangha
From Friday the 2nd, until Sunday the 4th of June, the first Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention was held in Berlin. Seventy young Buddhists from ten European countries came together to explore the theme ‘one sangha’. How can young Buddhists from different countries become one sangha? The relationship between unique individuals in all their diversity vs. their commonalities and shared values, was the central topic of the weekend.
I started visiting the Norwich Buddhist Centre in 1992, having decided to explore Buddhism during an extended cycling tour of Ireland in the summer of the previous year. I became a Mitra and asked for ordination in 1993, the same year in which I participated in my first door-knocking appeal for the Karuna Trust. A year later I had the good fortune to move to Padmaloka and join the Support Team as gardener and...
Simone Deiringer is a Mitra in Triratna’s Berlin sangha, Germany, training for ordination and exploring possibilities for a project enabling sangha to live and work together near Berlin.
She writes: “I am looking for somewhere close to Berlin where we can establish a collective project, living and working together. Right now I am investigating a small agriculture and gardening business for sale in the Uckermark (an hour and a half drive from the city): 10 hectares of land with buildings and a working horse!