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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Hear the Call to Give

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:47

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Hear the Call to Give’, Vidyamala reminds us of the Buddha’s words that at the very least we can give. Our Bodhisattva journey, giving is the first paramita, the first training, because it is the complete opposite of grasping. Anyone can have a moment of open-handedness!

Excerpt from the talk ‘From Pinball Machine to River’, a talk given on the Manchester Buddhist Centre Sangha Retreat at Adhisthana on 21 May 2016.

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FutureDharma
FutureDharma

FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Fund’s Major Project round for funding in 2019 is now open for applications. Major projects are those seeking more than £3,000 overall, which can include large multi-year projects.

Although demand usually always outstrip our capacity to provide funding, inviting a broad range of applications each year, particularly internationally, helps to ensure that we support the most effective projects which offer the best value for the funding available.

Major projects funded in 2018 include:

  • Supporting the development of Young People’s activities throughout
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Dāna Cafe, Sheffield

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 15:38

Dāna Cafe, Sheffield

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 15:38

A Newsbyte from Clearvision about a new Buddhist run business in Sheffield: a vegetarian cafe called Dāna cafe.  Clear Vision spends a day with them hard at work and we hear about the setting up of the project and how the local Sangha played an important role in getting this project off the ground.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

2015 breaks Karuna's fundraising records

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 12:21

2015 breaks Karuna's fundraising records

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 12:21

Thanks to its “amazing” Buddhist volunteer fundraisers, in 2015 Triratna’s Karuna Trust had the best fundraising year in its 35-year history.

Karuna’s head of fundraising, Steven Murdoch, writes: “In a year when the UK charity sector was widely criticised for some dubious fundraising practices, Karuna had its most successful fundraising season ever. This means we are on course to send over £1M to our project partners working with persecuted dalit and tribal communities in India and Nepal.”

He attributes...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016 - Podcast No.3: Amalavajra on 'Awakening Money'

Posted by mokshini to European Chairs' Assembly on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 19:19

A wee report from day 3 of the 2016 Triratna European Chairs Assembly on Amalavajra’s ‘Money Awakening’ workshop. 

As Amalavajra points out, the Chair of a Triratna Buddhist Centre is likely to be one of the more influential people in their situation - so their views on money matter. 

We look at the 8 money archetypes, and the effect of giving more and more from a position of genuine generosity as we move towards a ‘gift’ economy within Triratna - a more appropriate term,...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Thank you - And Help Us Do It Again!

Posted by mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

Thank you - And Help Us Do It Again!

Posted by mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

The Urban Retreat 2015 has now come to an end. Thank you for taking part and helping make it such an inspiring week! We really hope you have enjoyed the contributions and resources posted on this site - may they be of benefit for a long time to come…

If you have enjoyed the retreat and benefitted from the Dharma materials provided, please help us do it again! You can easlily do that by donating to the online dana bowl on our Just...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating a “Dana economy”: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 3 Nov, 2015 - 12:35

Celebrating a “Dana economy”: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 3 Nov, 2015 - 12:35

Dana, or generosity, is top of several traditional Buddhist lists of fine ethical qualities to be cultivated. For any Triratna Centre, there’s a big decision: charge for classes or retreats and run the risk that some people will be put off booking, or run a “Dana economy” – relying entirely on donations - and risk a financial shortfall?

Samachitta is Chair of Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK). She writes: “All Buddhist classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been free since 2009.

Before...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money by giving more

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Action Month 2015 on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

Awakening money by giving more

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Action Month 2015 on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

More ideas from Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser, for reviewing your relationship with money.

“The second Buddhist precept is ‘With open-handed generosity I purify my body.’

  • Recognise the abundance you enjoy by writing down at the end of each day five things you have been given. (Even a bus ride counts!)
  • ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ (Howard Thurman) Take seriously that dreamwork (for
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