College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Dear Order members and friends,

A week or so ago we received news of the death, at the age of 95, of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the Order of Interbeing and the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism, and well known for his teachings on mindfulness, peace and ecology. I still have my copy of ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’ from 1988, when there were far fewer Dharma publications generally available in the west, and remember how...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Here are some photos from the 2020 Winter European Chairs Assembly meeting which took place at Adhisthana. The ECA meeting is a chance for those chairing Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe to come together, practice the Dharma, develop friendships and discuss issues of relevance to their sanghas and the Triratna movement, as a whole.

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Farewell from Nandavajra

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:24

Video - Farewell from Nandavajra

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:24

Farewell to Nandavajra who has been the stalwart director and member of the ECA Development team for the past six years. Here he says his farewells and shares what he has enjoyed about his time working for the ECA.

In a comprehensive rejoicing for him on the last night of the European Chairs Assembly (ECA) meeting his good friend and Chair of Brighton Buddhist Centre, Subhadassi, described him as “the grandfather” of the meeting due...

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European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:20

Video - Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:20

Munisha, Triratna’s Safeguarding and Liaison Officer and member of the Development Team, talks about what she loves about her work.

Read more about Safeguarding in Triratna

+Follow the Triratna in the Buddhist World space

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Aparajita and Gunabhadri on working for the Development Team

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:17

Video - Aparajita and Gunabhadri on working for the Development Team

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:17

Gunabhadri and Aparajita from the ECA Development Team talk about what they love about their work during the 2020 Winter meeting.

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Maitridevi on the ECA's new strategic priorities

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:35

Video - Maitridevi on the ECA's new strategic priorities

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:35

Maitridevi from Taraloka outlines some of the strategic priorities that the European Chairs Assembly have agreed upon during the 2020 Winter meeting - and speaks more fully on the priority close to her heart: Dharmic engagement with social and ecological issues.

Listen to a podcast about the ECA’s new strategic priorities

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

What The World Needs Now - futuredharma fund video

By mokshini on Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 - 15:27

What The World Needs Now - futuredharma fund video

By mokshini on Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 - 15:27

This video introduces FutureDharma Fund and Zoe Lim, a Mitra in Singapore whose life has been changed by online Dharma.

Thanks to the futuredharma team for producing this 9 minute film!    

Triratna News
Triratna News

Meet the new Triratna Safeguarding team

By Munisha on Wed, 8 Nov, 2017 - 18:21

Meet the new Triratna Safeguarding team

By Munisha on Wed, 8 Nov, 2017 - 18:21

Safeguarding work in Triratna, in progress since 2013, has developed enormously in the last three months. As the overall Safeguarding officer (Munisha) I’d like to bring you up to date.

Training On 4th October, around 30 Safeguarding officers and trustees from Triratna centres across the UK, and Saddhaloka (Chair of Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors), gathered at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre for our second training day. After last year’s training in child protection, this year we worked on ‘Safeguarding adults’ with the help of an...

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Aryanisha on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Aryanisha 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,...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Here in Suffolk, UK, days come and go, the rain pours down, the duck family continues to parade around (see previous report), and the Chairs are still meditating, doing puja, chatting, walking and listening to presentations and small groups.

They’ve looked at the work of Triratna’s Translations Board; members of the College and Adhisthana Kula have visited to explain the work they’re doing to address painful aspects of Triratna’s past; and the ECA’s Safeguarding officer, Munisha, has...

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