By Munisha on Thu, 12 Feb, 2015 - 21:26Last month saw the first of the year’s two gatherings of Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) at Adhisthana.
Around 35 Chairs from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe met 5th -12th January, joined at times by Public Preceptors Dhammarati, Paramabandhu, and Ratnadharini and Lokeshvara as International Order Convenor, as well as the Development Team employed by the ECA. (See below.)
This very harmonious and effective meeting began with small groups and continued with...
In early January (5th to 12th) around 35 members of the ECA, from the UK and mainland Europe gathered at Adhisthana for the first of their biannual assembly. They were joined by representatives from the College of Public Preceptors and the Order office for a very significant, effective and harmonious meeting. Here you can find a report briefly summarising the presentations and discussion, a Vision and Strategy document and the minutes of the business meeting. If you want...
By Munisha on Tue, 10 Feb, 2015 - 16:59At their January meeting at Adhisthana, Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) agreed their vision and strategy for 2015.
Their vision for Triratna is summed up in one paragraph:
Triratna is an international Buddhist community loyal to Sangharakshita’s vision, working in harmony and sustained by spiritual friendship; dedicated to the attainment of Enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
Their strategy is based on the four lines of acceptance recited at ordination:
By Munisha on Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - 15:05Every year Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) invites applications to its Growth Fund, for projects encouraging/enabling more people to learn basic meditation and Dharma with Triratna. The closing date is 30th April 2015.
Nandavajra writes from the ECA’s Development Team, “This year we have around £7000 available to be given out in sums of up to £1000 each to Triratna projects around the world (excluding India, for which Karuna have a separate fund.)
Triratna Chairs Assembly Growth Fund 2015 – taking the Dharma out into the world.
Applications are being invited for the Triratna Growth Fund for 2015. The purpose of the Growth Fund is to encourage the growth of the Triratna Community where growth is defined as an increase in the numbers of people coming to us to learn basic meditation and Dharma.
In 2015 we have a total of around £7000 available and we envisage this being given in...
By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 16:00In glorious weather, 35 Chairs of Triratna’s urban centres, retreat centres and businesses in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe met at Adhisthana in Herefordshire, UK, 21st - 31st July. Accompanying this article is a small selection of photos from the meeting. (Apologies for the lateness of this news. Triratna News’ editor has been very preoccupied with family responsibilities.)
Known collectively as the European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA), they were joined by guest Chairs from Australia and...
Here is a summary report of the summer European Chairs Assembly meeting held at Adhisthana from 21st to 31st July. It’s easier to read that working your way through the more detailed reports and minutes
These are reports from the July 2014 ECA meeting held at Adhisthana. They include the minutes of the AGM and business meetings and notes on presentations to the meeting. There are also notes from three days of the meeting that brought together the Chairs and representatives from the College of Public Preceptors and explored collaboration across our community, strategic vision and fundraising. Please contact Nandavajra for further details.
The closing Avalokiteshvara mantra from the final evening of the Triratna European Chairs’ summer assembly… We moved from the meetings space to the bonfire where the song of compassion for the world met the great flame of impermanence. Meetings and partings…
By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Feb, 2014 - 05:14Lokabandhu writes with a report from the recent gathering of Triratna’s European Buddhist Centre Chairs for their bi-annual ‘Assembly’ - known universally as the ECA and one of the primary mechanisms within Triratna for keeping its worldwide Sangha united and vibrant. He says -
“This was the second meeting of Triratna’s European Chairs at Adhisthana, and a much quieter affair than its exceptionally busy gathering last summer. Some 45 Chairs gathered for a week-long assembly...