Womens’ Community Opportunity near the Birmingham Buddhist Centre
This is an exciting and unusual opportunity for women who are dedicated to their practice of the dharma, and who are interested in living in a Buddhist community to take this deeper in a more intense, collective context.
We are two GFR mitras, both in our mid-twenties and are looking to have conversations with other mitras, order members, and friends that are interested in community living. We are looking to set up a small community near the...
Samachitta, until recently Chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre, spoke at an International Women’s Day interfaith event at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) on 10th March 2016.
Here’s the text of her talk, ‘Women who have inspired me’ in which she talks about the Buddha’s aunt Mahaprajapati, Dipa Ma and Triratna’s own Maitrisara, Birmingham’s mitra convenor for women - whose picture currently appears next to a Triratna kesa in BMAG’s exhibition ‘Faith in Birmingham’.
Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK, has a new Chair. Maitrisara writes:
“At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, we have been welcoming our new Chair, Singhamati, and saying goodbye and thank you to Samacitta, our Chair for the last eight years. Samacitta is returning to Australia to care for her elderly mother.
The handover took place on on Triratna Day, 10th April, within the context of a sevenfold puja led by Paramartha, our Centre President and attended by nearly one hundred people.
The centrepiece will be the museum’s longstanding star, the Sultanganj Buddha, discovered by workers building a railway in India in 1862, but as Samacitta found, the museum’s collection features one or two more Buddhist surprises. She’s Chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre.
Part-time Maintenance and Improvement Supervisor To start Spring 2014.
Modest financial support package available (based on a two-and-a-half day working week).
Deadline for completed applications 28 February 2014.
Following the departure of Siddhimala to Dhanakosa after three and a half years, we are looking for another Triratna Buddhist to join the mixed team of eight Order members and Mitras running our Centre here in Birmingham.
Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Sun, 14 Jul, 2013 - 06:00Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre sits in the middle of a cluster of smaller towns and cities in the UK’s Midlands - Wolverhampton, Redditch, Warwick, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield… And now they’ve got their own Buddhist ‘outreach’ worker, in the form of Dharmashalin. A local Mitra led the fundraising, he concluded that the best contribution he could make was to stay in his well-paid job and support someone else to go out and teach. And so he did!
Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Wed, 26 Sep, 2012 - 05:32Samachitta, chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre, writes with news of their 25th Anniversary celebrations and a Grand Re-Opening - both coming up soon! The Centre has seen extensive building work over the past year and has been substantially altered inside, restoring the old front door as the new main entrance, among many other improvements. She says -
“This year, we are marking the 25th anniversary of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre. New and old friends will come...
Posted by lokabandhu to Birmingham Buddhist Centre on Tue, 25 Sep, 2012 - 14:33Sunday 30th September 2012 sees the 25th Anniversary celebrations at Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre. All are welcome to this festive celebration to mark 3 years of building refurbishments and 25 years of Birmingham Buddhist Centre activities. Here’s the programme:
2pm onwards Arrive and assemble on forecourt
2.30pm Ribbon-cutting ceremony Guided tours of the Centre Refreshments with a selection of delicious treats
The history of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre by Satyapala