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Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Following the previous Triratna News post on Buddhist demographics in England and Wales, we’ve located the 2011 census figures for Scotland too, with help from reader Maureen Carroll. They show a much larger increase in Buddhist numbers than in England and Wales.

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Scotland declaring Buddhism to be their current religion increased from 6,830 to 12,795.

Unfortunately the published geographical data is not as detailed as it is for England and Wales, Buddhism being lumped together with “All...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:

  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in Ladakh, part-funded
  • ...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44Clear Vision recently released Triratna Newsbyte 1, the first of their new twice-yearly video news bulletins from around the Triratna world, commissioned by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. And the Young Buddhists are in it!

In this 47-minute video:
  • The opening weekend of Adhisthana, UK
  • Vimalasara’s book launch at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK
  • Danabhadri at Dhanakosa, Scotland: Cooking as practice
  • Nagaloka Buddhist Centre, Portland, Maine, USA
  • Amoghalila and the Street Angels, Lancashire, UK
  • Young Buddhists’ gathering 2013, Adhisthana,
  • ...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 1, The principle of conditionality

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 10:10
On the first day of the This Being That Becomes retreat, Dhivan talks about the Buddha’s general formulation of conditionality, about the Four Noble Truths and about the three kinds of dukkha.
The Buddha’s words to Ananda: ‘This dependent arising is deep and profound. It is from not understanding and penetrating this Dharma that people have become like a tangle of string covered in mould and matted like grass, unable to escape from samsara with its miseries, disasters and bad...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Shrine with nidanas

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 09:45

Shrine with nidanas

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 09:45
A shrine emerged based on the conditions on this retreat: Nayaka’s vison of a bowl and a robe, Dhivan and I talking about rupas resembling real human beings that inspire both of us, Khemaka and Carole setting out to make it happen, Dhivan’s trip to New Zealand to lead study where he received a set of visual images representing the nidana chain. All must have started though, with the Buddha being born,...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, That Becomes

By yashobodhi on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 10:32

This Being, That Becomes

By yashobodhi on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 10:32*Updated* Click here for the archive of posts from this retreat, which has now ended.

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Yesterday evening a study retreat started here at Dhanakosa based on Dhivan’s book This Being That Becomes.

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The team members are Dhivan, Nayaka and myself. Khemaka is organising and there are 14 retreatants. It’s a perfectly sized group...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Dhanakosa seeks cooks

By lokabandhu on Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 20:02

Dhanakosa seeks cooks

By lokabandhu on Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 20:02Lisa writes from Dhanakosa, Triratna’s beautiful retreat centre in the Scottish Highlands, saying -

“Autumn is in full swing here at the moment. As the season changes, we’re enjoying the beautiful range of colours in the glen.

We are currently looking to expand our pool of volunteer cooks!

Do you feel confident cooking for between 20 and 30 people? Can you come to Dhanakosa for a week to cook for groups on retreat? Then...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Dhanakosa is recruiting

By lokabandhu on Mon, 31 Dec, 2012 - 22:09

Dhanakosa is recruiting

By lokabandhu on Mon, 31 Dec, 2012 - 22:09Pasadini writes with the news that DHANAKOSA IS RECRUITING! She says - Applications are invited to join our residential team/community at Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre in the beautiful Scottish highlands.

Essential characteristics of community members are:

- ability to contribute strongly in at least one key area
- willingness to work as part of a team
- good communication skills
- understanding of the value of providing retreat conditions for others
- interest in living...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Seek Out a Tree and Let it Teach You Stillness

By lokabandhu on Wed, 31 Aug, 2011 - 06:00

Seek Out a Tree and Let it Teach You Stillness

By lokabandhu on Wed, 31 Aug, 2011 - 06:00Dassini writes from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre with a photograph of their beautiful new Buddha. She says:

“This spectacular carving of the Buddha and Bodhi tree was made by Ajitasena and gifted to the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in 2009. It was carved from a single piece of fallen lime wood, found by Ajitasena near his home in Bristol. It is over 6 ft. tall and although you might expect it to be very imposing it has a...

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