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New Chair wanted for Brighton

By Development Team on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 16:04

New Chair wanted for Brighton

By Development Team on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 16:04

Subhadassi has decided that he will step down as Chair of Brighton Buddhist Centre this summer.  

The Centre is in a period of change, with some new initiatives in process and others that are still at the planning stage.  Amongst those that are already thriving are the young peoples group and weekly Dharma Night.  

We are looking to find a new chair with the energy and enthusiasm to continue moving the centre forward. There are many elements of our situation that will be...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Preceptors’ College Chair Handover

By Amaradaya on Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 13:19

The Preceptors’ College Chair Handover

By Amaradaya on Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 13:19

The annual international meeting of the Preceptors’ College took place from the 4th to the 14th November, 2019. It was Saddhaloka’s final meeting as Chair after almost five years of service, and half-way through the meeting he handed over to Ratnadharini, the incoming Chair, marking the transition with a ritual and rejoicings. Here we capture the handover ceremony and extracts from interviews with Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini.

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Introducing Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:50

Video - Introducing Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:50

Amaragita is the new Chair of Buddhafield. She’s been a trustee for Buddhafield these past six years and recently became the Chair after Jayaraja stepped down.

In this short video she introduces herself and talks about what Buddhafield offers and their vision.

Visit the Buddhafield website

Triratna News
Triratna News

Aryanita becomes Chair of the Paris Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Jan, 2019 - 17:25

Aryanita becomes Chair of the Paris Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Jan, 2019 - 17:25

Ujumani from the Paris Buddhist Centre writes: “After 11 years, Vassika has handed on the chairmanship of the Paris Buddhist Centre to Aryanita. Many people gathered on Sunday 27th January at the Buddhist Centre to celebrate this change - people from Brussels, England, the Alps, Clermont-Ferrand, the Mediterranean coast and, of course, from Paris and its region - including friends of the Centre from long ago, some of whom had not been to the Centre for a long...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Aryanita, la nouvelle présidente du Centre bouddhiste

By Ujumani on Sun, 27 Jan, 2019 - 16:49

Aryanita, la nouvelle présidente du Centre bouddhiste

By Ujumani on Sun, 27 Jan, 2019 - 16:49

Après quelque 11 ans, Vassika cesse d’être la présidente du Centre bouddhiste de Paris, et Aryanita la remplace : nous avons été nombreux aujourd’hui au Centre bouddhiste à célébrer ce passage, venus de Bruxelles, d’Angleterre, du Bourget-du-Lac, de Clermont-Ferrand, d’Argelès, et bien sûr de Paris et de sa région - incluant des amis du Centre de longue date, y compris certains qui ne...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

New Chair for the Colchester Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 12:02

New Chair for the Colchester Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 12:02

Colchester Buddhist Centre is the hub of a thriving, friendly community that now has a fantastic new building in the heart of the town centre, with more classes, events and an ever-growing Sangha. 

The current Chair, Amalaketu, is stepping down next year after 8 years, and is looking to hand onto a suitable candidate. At this stage they are looking for expressions of interest, by 31st December 2018. They are open to reviewing support options, and the role would officially start in September 2019, with...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

In a special ritual on Monday 9th March 2018 Suryagupta became the new Chair of the London Buddhist Centre - one of Triratna’s oldest and largest urban Buddhist Centres, outside of India.  Suryagupta is the first woman to become a chair of the LBC.  Furthermore, as a mother and a woman of African Caribbean heritage, she brings a breadth of experience to this important role in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Here is an interview with Suryagupta. 

1. Can you say a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Sunday the 16th September at the North London Buddhist Centre was multifaceted:
* Celebrating Padmasambhava Day,
* Holding four Mitra ceremonies (Afra, Charlie, Laura and Remi),
* Rejoicing in the outgoing chair, Visuddhimati,
* And inaugurating Ratnaprabha as the new chair.

Look out for the ceremonial Vajra (a brass thunderbolt symbolising transformation).

Ratnaprabha will kick off with a series of public lectures on Saturday mornings at 11:30, inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to the Fire Worshippers, “The World is...

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