On Sunday August 14 (5.30 - 8.00), Margo, Dassini & team will host an evening where Margo will talk about her experience on a Karuna appeal. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion, and we’ll end the evening in the shrine room.
This evening sits happily within the build up to our Dana Economy launch.
We would like to invite you to participate in a mini Dana appeal this evening to contribute foodstuffs to a local food bank. Please bring along non-perishable...
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September A weekend of rituals and celebrations
Here’s a happy and significant date for your diary - the Dana Launch weekend, culminating on Padmasambhava Day, Sunday 11 September.
We’re having a weekend of ritual and ‘sangha actions’ (that means doing stuff together!) to celebrate the launch of our dana economy, both in the centre and out and about in the streets and the park. We’d love you to join us.
Friday 9th September - purification and opening the mandala Yes, it...
A Culture of Giving led by Dassini: Relaunching the “let’s drop class charges and give the Dharma away” action plan. Please come along and give your support to making this beautiful idea happen in the world. The centre council and other enthusiasts welcome you to take part in discussion and planning.
The evening will start with soup which will be provided, but please bring some vegetarian food to accompany and share.
In 2015 we stopped making charges for classes, courses, and Sangha activities, and invited all of us to keep them happening by giving money and energy.
We responded generously – our regular monthly donations have almost doubled. Thank you to everyone who has given, on behalf of everyone who has been through our doors this year to contact the Buddha-Dharma as expressed in our Sangha!
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.
By Dassini on Thu, 19 Feb, 2015 - 14:27Transitioning to a dana economy:
Big Dana Discussion 2 (for all oms and mitras) Friday 20 February 6.30pm - 9.30pm at GBC
At the first Big Dana Discussion we resolved to meet again within 4 weeks, and so here we go..
The format for this evening is a conversation cafe, starting with homemade soup and bread. Feel free to bring any cake. Vegan baking in particular is always welcome, as are gluten-free offerings. If you’d...