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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

By SophieAnn on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

By SophieAnn on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Since March, Taraloka has been unable to run residential retreats, Finally, last weekend, our first, small, socially-distanced retreat was due to begin. Then, the Welsh Government declared our county, Wrexham, to be in strict lockdown again.


Now, we can’t even offer solitaries, donations from which, alongside those from online retreat attendees, had been seeing us through. Even when we can offer residential retreats again, social distancing means they will be for small numbers only, so we will be running them...

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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2020

By ratnadharini on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 23:22

Chairs' Letter – July 2020

By ratnadharini on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 23:22

Dear Order members

At the end of June I moved back to Adhisthana and though I like the simplicity of my cell-like bedroom cum office, people on the other end of Zoom calls have been commenting on the bare walls as, until recently, the only painting was above my desk and behind the computer screen. 

Covid-19 and the topic of race and racism, have continued to be major concerns, both within and without our sangha. Both wake up calls...

Community Highlights
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...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the Buddhist path. Please donate here.

Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

An unintended consequence of the viral pandemic is that, rather than walking to my office at the university, I walk for exercise each day in the local woods. And I am not alone: lots of us seem to be taking the unexpected opportunity to find pleasure in springtime woodland. As I’ve been walking in the woods, I’ve been thinking more about Buddhist environmental ethics (see also Mettā for Plants). It’s often thought that Buddhism is eco-friendly because of its...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Aryaloka Corona Relief Emergency Appeal

By aryaketu on Sat, 11 Apr, 2020 - 17:12

Aryaloka Corona Relief Emergency Appeal

By aryaketu on Sat, 11 Apr, 2020 - 17:12

The Covid19 pandemic affects all of us and highlights our global interconnectedness. We are all suffering but those suffering most are those with the fewest resources – the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies. Nowhere more so than in India where the rapid nation-wide lockdown on 22 March has resulted in untold misery and hardship for many millions of daily labourers unable now to leave their homes to work and feed their families. Even worse hit are the many...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – March 2020

By ratnadharini on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

Chairs' Letter – March 2020

By ratnadharini on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

These letters will be published here each month, as well as in Shabda, and preceptorscollege.online, as a means to communicate the ongoing work of the College Chair and updates on current discussions and decisions. Responses are welcomed.

Dear Order members,

I have just been part of witnessing the ordination of Varadhi in Melbourne, on Zoom, along with 106 others. Watching the communication between Maitripala, as Public Preceptor, and Itir / Varadhi, with the Buddha, Avalokitesvara, and Bhante...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, how have Triratna Buddhist Centres and team-based right livelihood businesses been responding?

By now most Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups have closed their doors - but many have opened up on the digital universe and invited their sanghas to join them online. Various Triratna Centres across the world are now offering courses classes, pujas, urban retreats and other events online. Now is a great time to try out joining in some of the...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

By Munisha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

By Munisha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Across Europe (and much of the rest of the world) Buddhists of all traditions are deeply affected by the arrival of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, just like everyone else.

Triratna is a member of the European Buddhist Unionwhose president wrote to all members today.

In the UK and much of the rest of Europe Buddhist temples, centres and retreat centres area closed. Many countries are in ‘lockdown’, people required by law to stay at home most of the time.

Here in Sweden where I...