Vacancy at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre: Centre Manager
An opportunity to work in team-based right livelihood in Birmingham!
Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 7 June: Interviews: Week commencing 17 June
We’re looking for a flexible, energetic and effective organiser with a welcoming approach and good communication skills to join the Centre Team and, in particular, to take responsibility for the day-to-day administration of our thriving Buddhist Centre. So you’ll also need to be attentive to detail and competent in the usual kinds...
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.
Dana, or generosity, is top of several traditional Buddhist lists of fine ethical qualities to be cultivated. For any Triratna Centre, there’s a big decision: charge for classes or retreats and run the risk that some people will be put off booking, or run a “Dana economy” – relying entirely on donations - and risk a financial shortfall?
Samachitta is Chair of Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK). She writes: “All Buddhist classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been free since 2009.
For the month of June, the public classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been focusing on the themes from BAM. Last night 16th June, Maitrisara presented a slide show on the Centre’s Carers Project, now in its 11th year. Through this project, unpaid carers of family members learn methods to take care better care of their physical and emotional health. Over the life of the project so far, day workshops and overnight breaks have been available to 600...
Birmingham Buddhist Action Month continues with a day retreat on Sunday 7th June. The day is Called Big Picture Dharma: The Wealth Gap and Estonia based Order member Vaddhaka is leading events based on his new book The Buddha on Wall Street: Whats Wrong with Capitalism and What we Can Do About it?
By Munisha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 17:51Buddhist Action Month has started well. In fact, it started early: the Birmingham Buddhist Centre launched their events at the end of May! They report:
“After a launch evening on the 27th May, we’ve asked the Birmingham sangha to take a green precept for the month. People are making pledges on the Centre’s Facebook page and on a noticeboard in the cafe.
So far this ranges from signing up for a local organic veg box delivery...
By lokabandhu on Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 11:44Job Vacancy at the 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.
By dharmashalin on Wed, 20 Mar, 2013 - 10:28Triratna Day 2013: Celebrating Gratitude with our wider community
Hosted by the Young Buddhists group
Saturday 6th April, Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Sangharakshita has said many people who visit him thank him for starting the Triratna Buddhist Community. He has observed that they nearly always express gratitude for two things: his clear conceptual presentation of the Dharma, and the warmth of the alternative culture provided by the Sangha. This Triratna Day we will be hearing about Sangharakshita’s...