Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Buddhist parenting: EBU pilot project

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:34

Buddhist parenting: EBU pilot project

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:34

The European Buddhist Union is piloting a project for Buddhist parents who would like share experience about Dharma practice in parenting.

The first meeting will take place on Zoom this Sunday 13th March, 17.00 - 18.15 PM CET (16.00-17.15 pm UK).

To participate, please email dharmaparenting [at] europeanbuddhistunion.org and you will receive further information and the Zoom link.

The aim of the meeting is to provide a virtual room where parents or family members can share their...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

The committee of the European Buddhist Union invites all Buddhists to meditate or otherwise practise “to promote a feeling of peace, togetherness and awareness”, tomorrow Friday 4th March, 21:00 - 22:00 CET.

They write

“Dear friends,

the European Buddhist Union is deeply concerned and saddened about the war in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities will end soon and a peaceful solution for the crisis is found. War affects all of us in a harmful way and especially in this century
...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-2022

By Munisha on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 11:47

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-2022

By Munisha on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 11:47

We offer sincere condolences to our fellow Dharmafarers in the worldwide Plum Village Tradition on the death of their founder, Thich Nhat Hanh, yesterday, 22nd January 2022. He was 95.

See Plum Village’s announcement of his passing and their memorial activities.

A Vietnamese Zen monk and teacher, Nhat Hanh founded the Order and Community of Interbeing (part of the Plum Village Tradition), and combined teachings from early Buddhism, Mahayana traditions and western psychology. He was prominent in the teaching...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

Triratna is a longstanding member of the European Buddhist Union (EBU) and as Triratna’s Liaison officer I have attended its annual meetings since 2012. Held on the last weekend of September every year, they’re hosted by one or other of the member organisations, often in retreat centres. 2018 saw them at Adhisthana.

This year we met at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy, a centre run by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), with...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

You are invited to the European Buddhist Union’s online conference
“Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective”.

Saturday 24th April
10.00-19.00 CET (9.00-18.00 GMT)

All welcome.
Donations requested.

Speakers include

Roshi Joan Halifax
Ven. Lama Ngawang Dorje Dondrub
Dario Doshin Girolami
Claudine Carayol
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Kirsten DeLeo

Registration and more details

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

Prompted by recent allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Tibetan teacher Dagri Rinpoche, the European Buddhist Union has published this statement on misconduct by Buddhist teachers.

Triratna has been a very active member of the EBU for many years, sending a series of Liaison officers to its meetings, of which I am the latest. As part of EBU discussions of misconduct in several Buddhist organisations I have talked very openly about the controversial aspects of Triratna’s past. I...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

As usual on the last weekend of September, the European Buddhist Union is holding its annual meeting - at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy. Sadly most of the roughly 40 participants from many traditions all across Europe are on Zoom this time, for obvious reasons (and your trusty Liaison Officer, Munisha, is sitting in a little hut in Sweden.)

The morning has begun with a presentation from the hosts and the local mayor, followed by the...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

European Buddhist gatherings 2019

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 13:39

European Buddhist gatherings 2019

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 13:39

The end of September saw, as usual, the annual gatherings of the European Buddhist Union, and Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

This year the venue was Sangha Activa, a Spanish group in the Sakya lineage of the Vajrayana Tibetan tradition in the countryside an hour north of Barcelona. I attended both meetings as Triratna’s Liaison officer and Vajratara (who lives and works at Tiratanaloka) joined me for the Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

Sangha Activa several years ago took...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Continuing our series of messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a post from the Facebook page of the European Buddhist Union, of which Triratna has been an active member for many years.

“The EBU would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Sangharakshita, who has passed away at the age of 93, was one of...

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