It was hard to explain to my friends what I was doing for six weeks. I flippantly described my volunteer work at Karuna as a mixture of meditation, group therapy and telesales. Whilst this depiction clearly undersold my experience, on the surface the job did primarily involve calling up Karuna supporters and asking them to increase their donations – an activity undertaken by numerous charities.
And yet, I have come away from these six weeks with a profound sense of gratitude that...
Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, May 30 - June 20 Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street
How do we practice Buddhism in the modern world?
After 2500 years, the Buddha’s teaching is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This four week workshop will give participants an introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha, and all they need to begin their own practice! Basic meditation instruction will be given as well...
Q. There’s no shortage of Dharma materials available online, right? So why is the buddhistcentre.com so important?
Used by 60,000 people every month, free of charge, thebuddhistcentre.com is for everyone.
It brings us together. Regardless of where we live we can share a wealth of news, video, talks and led meditations. It’s an online space where we can communicate, learn, and support each other in our practice - even attend a mitra ceremony!
Neha Gajbhiye is a graphic designer, film-maker, and a GFR Mitra. She lives in Nagpur with her husband Maitriratna and shares her Buddhist practice with her family, who are also involved in Triratna. But it wasn’t always like this. Neha has worked through incredibly hard circumstances to create this life for herself and her family.
Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of our amazing projects that you help make possible. So, for July, here’s a smasher - India Dhamma Trust’s Young People’s Projects:
In India engagement with Buddhism gives some of the most disadvantaged people in society an opportunity to transform their lives and their communities. Dedicated Ordination teams and Dhamma teachers help provide the conditions for thousands of people to practice Buddhism. An ageing Indian movement however is no longer attracting...
Q: What’s the absolutely best thing about working for FutureDharma Fund?
A: Knowing that we’re helping you support some amazing Triratna projects.
Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of them. First up in June - Clear Vision Trust.
Now 50 years old, Triratna has grown and spread across the globe. We all practice in a diverse range of settings. Yet whether we’re part of a large urban sangha, attend a small local group, live in a community, on our own or in...
This conference will explore why Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism and why he encouraged his followers to do the same. We will look at how Buddhism is practised in India now, and how it has changed the lives of many of its followers. We will ask how Dr Ambedkar’s understanding of Buddhism can influence Buddhist practice all over the world, and we will examine what the future holds for Buddhism in India.
As followers of Dr Ambedkar living in Europe, your attendance, input,...