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...
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
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
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...
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,...
By lokabandhu on Mon, 31 Dec, 2012 - 22:09Pasadini writes with the news that DHANAKOSAISRECRUITING! 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...
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...