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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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Free Buddhist Audio

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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Triratna India

Webinar on Relief work in India

By Sudipta on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:48

Webinar on Relief work in India

By Sudipta on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:48

Following the success of the Buddha Day appeal, which raised 57 lakh rupees (£60,000 or $75,000) for Coronavirus relief in India, the Coronavirus Relief Work India team have decided to host an hour long webinar about relief work in India on Sunday 19th July to update donors from the West and India.

West Coast USA 02.30 | Mexico 04.30 | East Coast USA 05.30 | UK & IE 10.30 | Europe 11.30 CET | India 15.00...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

By Suddhaka on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

By Suddhaka on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

At the end of March, we launched our Karuna Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to provide emergency relief to people in India and Nepal affected by the devastating impacts of the Coronavirus crisis. 

The lockdown was announced on March 24th and within a few days our partners were alerting us to  a catastrophic economic crisis affecting an estimated 460 million migrant and casual labourers who depended on daily wages for subsistence and a massive movement of people as migrants tried to travel back to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

On May 9th 2020, the international Triratna community celebrated Buddha Day. And in the process raised 57 lakh rupees | £60,000 | $75,000 for Coronavirus relief in India.

As part of an extraordinary day, with thousands of people online from all around the world, we reached out to our sangha friends in India, who were already pouring their energy and love into helping alleviate great hardship on the ground. Here is an update on the amazing work they have been...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Thoughts for the Day: Buddhist Reflections on Brexit and the Coronavirus Crisis

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 18:06

Since 2006 Vishvapani has been contributing to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day: a prominent daily slot featuring reflections on the news from a faith perspective. 

Vishvapani comments: 
“I often see Buddhist friends commenting on politics, usually from leftwing perspectives and often assuming that their perspective is the correct expression of their Buddhist principles. Thought for the Day forces me to do something different. Because it’s an uncontested slot on public service radio (with no interviewer...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

For Nothing Is Fixed - Getting Real with Viveka and Paramananda, Episode 1

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 02:16

For Nothing Is Fixed

For nothing is fixed,
forever, forever, forever,
it is not fixed;
the earth is always shifting,
the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born,
and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us.
...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

The River Under the River (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 27)

By Centre Team on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 22:27

“Deserving a place in a realm where miracles happen”

Let’s start with this image: there’s a river under the river. Then follow it via the works of William Stafford and the creative lives of members of the Wolf at the Door group: poets and writers exploring the interplay of modes of attention in their chosen art forms, mediated by the practice of Buddhism.

The wolf is there too. Alive and real and, sometimes, scary. But this...

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