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Solidarity with India in the Time of Covid: Vishvapani's Thought for the Day, 7th May 2021

By Vishvapani on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:36

Solidarity with India in the Time of Covid: Vishvapani's Thought for the Day, 7th May 2021

By Vishvapani on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:36

It’s high spring in Britain as we move towards the end of lockdown. But in India it’s the hot season – 37 degrees in Delhi yesterday – and people are living through the fullest horror of the Covid nightmare.

It’s becoming impossible to ignore the gulf between what’s happening with Covid in the developed world and the developing world. According to the World Health Organisation eighty seven percent of vaccinations have been in wealthy countries, and in the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Solidarity with India: A Session of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By upekshapriya on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 15:32

Solidarity with India: A Session of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By upekshapriya on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 15:32

Ratnasagara, Shakyajata and Mahabodhi with an event to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India.

​Give direct within India to Trailokya Buddha Mahasangha Sahayak Gana

Re-watch on YouTube

Twelve members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few weeks in India. They are:

Danavajra, ordained 2003, aged 78, from Amaravati
Khemaprabha, ordained 1993, aged 93, from Pune
Amoghabhadra, ordained 1993, aged 51, from Corona relief team
Shilavajra, ordained 2017, from Uttar Pradesh
Jnanaghosh, ordained 2019, aged 38,...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Solidarity with India: An Evening of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 22:16

Solidarity with India: An Evening of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 22:16

Ratnasagara, Shakyajata and Mahabodhi with an event to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India.

​Give direct within India to Trailokya Buddha Mahasangha Sahayak Gana

Re-watch on YouTube

Twelve members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few weeks in India. They are:

Danavajra, ordained 2003, aged 78, from Amaravati
Khemaprabha, ordained 1993, aged 93, from Pune
Amoghabhadra, ordained 1993, aged 51, from Corona relief team
Shilavajra, ordained 2017, from Uttar Pradesh
Jnanaghosh, ordained 2019, aged 38,...

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Karuna Fundraisers

Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

By Padmadaka on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

By Padmadaka on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

As most of you know the situation in India is again becoming desperate. 

This second wave of COVID-19 is spreading faster; infection rates are more than double than at the previous peak and health facilities are being overwhelmed. Night curfews and local lockdowns are still paralysing many states, with devastating consequences for migrant workers. As before, it is the most vulnerable and marginalised people suffering most. 

Make a donation now and help us save lives

In March last year, Karuna launched...

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Triratna India

Urgent Appeal for 66 Order members in India

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 22:19

Urgent Appeal for 66 Order members in India

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 22:19

Dear Friends,

The second wave of covid is causing poverty, distress and death in India. Very sadly we have lost several members of the Order to covid in recent days. Currently 15 Order members are unwell with covid to the point of needing medicines and / or oxygen. With public health supplies running low, these things need to be paid for privately. We want to send £150 to each of these Order members to give them this ability.

Donate to the emergency appeal

Our...

Buddhist Centre Features
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Bringing Online Learning to the Slums of India (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 36)

By Centre Team on Thu, 4 Feb, 2021 - 20:07

This episode was recorded in October 2020 when the project to bring online learning to kids from Nagpur’s poorest communities was just getting started. Please support this vital work now if you can:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aryaloka

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Aryaketu is amazing. For 20 years he has been forging a life of extraordinary service in India with the Buddhist ‘Bodhisattva Path’ as the main context for his work. His vital, pioneering computer training school - the Aryaloka Institute - is all about the...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Safeguarding in online activities

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 15:24

We’re all used to teaching on Zoom these days.

So what do you do if a 15 year-old turns up unexpectedly? Do you know why pairs are not a good idea in classes where the participants aren’t already known to you?

And what can we do to help those finding themselves spending more time at home with depression, or with abusive parents and partners?

In April the Safeguarding team wrote to all the Safeguarding officers on its database with Safeguarding advice related to Coronavirus. That was before the creation of...

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FBA Podcast: Transcendental Refuge In the Time of Covid-19

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Candrika explores how we might work with the mythic dimension in our current situation of pandemic. There is so much going on in our local and global community. Candrika takes us through the wisdom and symbolism of the Five Buddha Mandala to help us make sense of the world, helping us to work with difficult feelings of fear, disruption, despair.

Talk given as part of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, Scotland, April 2020.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Letting Go Of Fear

By Centre Team on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

Letting Go Of Fear

By Centre Team on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

The Buddha was said to be completely fearless. What does that mean for us?

We all experience fear at times. And fear has its uses! It can spur us into action and help us avoid danger. But fear can also imprison us and paralyze us. It can stop us from leading the life we want. 

It’s a scary world sometimes. So how can we become fearless ourselves?

This is a beautiful animated film by Aryajit about how to face our fears and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

By dhsaraha on Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

By dhsaraha on Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

The first time we visited the Covid ward five people lay naked on beds. Two weeks later the long ward was full of people on closely packed beds. The next morning we got a desperate call from the Director of the hospital asking for help.

We - myself and members of the Triratna sangha in Merida - were at the hospital for three reasons: to help with the weekly donation of liquid soap, to research protective clothing which we are...

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