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The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.


When did Triratna Spain first come into being?
Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:

1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.

1988: Moksananda...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Ecodharma joint Project Coordinator opportunity

By Nandavajra on Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 - 12:29

Ecodharma joint Project Coordinator opportunity

By Nandavajra on Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 - 12:29

Ecodharma joint Project Coordinator opportunity

Last year the Ecodharma Centre launched a new initiative – the Ulex Project (http://ulexproject.org/). The Ulex Project is about using activist education to build capacity, impact and resilience in progressive social movements across Europe. It takes an approach that recognises the inseparability of transforming the self and transforming the world. Although the trainings are framed in a secular way, the project is underpinned by principles of Dharma.

To meet the enthusiastic response to our work at our...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Ulex Project: An Update

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

The Ulex Project: An Update

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 14:46

It is now almost a year since the Ulex Project - an education centre which offers capacity building and training for social movements across Europe - was launched by Ecodharma.  Located about 40 kilometres from Ecodharma Retreat Centre, at the edge of a Catalonian village in Spain, Ulex is more physically accessible than the wilder, more mountainous Ecodharma. The building, a renovated farmhouse, can accommodate about 15 to 16 people as well as 2 to 4 facilitators.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

Ecodharma Launching New Pan-European Training Centre

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 10:45

As Europe faces serious social, political and ecological challenges, the Ecodharma Centre are offering a strategic Buddhist response. Since 2008, the Ecodharma Centre in Catalunya, has been innovating courses and retreats that combine inner and outer transformation. They bring Buddhism into relationship with environmental and social activism. This year they’re their expanding that work through a new pan-European training centre. It’s called the Ulex Project.

“We’ve spent years developing a dharma-inspired approach to activist training, on courses...

ecodharma
ecodharma

Launching the Ulex Project

By guhyapati on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

Launching the Ulex Project

By guhyapati on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 16:39

The Ulex Project is possibly the most exciting initiative that the Ecodharma team have ever undertaken. Building on years of successfully innovating and developing trainings which integrate inner and social transformation, we are launching a new education centre and training programme. The new Ulex Project training centre will extend Ecodharma’s reach and enable us to support activists and organisers all across Europe.

Europe’s facing some deep social and ecological challenges. There’s a fragmenting political climate and the far right is gaining ground...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

As Europe, and indeed, the world, faces very serious challenges, the Ecodharma Centre, in Spain, continues to explore how Buddhism can empower social engagement. This beautiful 4-minute video features activists reflecting on their lives, on retreat in the wonderful mountain landscape of Catalunya.

EcoDharma’s pioneering work in Engaged Buddhist Training has gained an international reputation over the last few years. This summer they worked with Engaged Buddhist writer and academic David Loy to host a ‘community of inquiry’ entitled...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Power of Community - Ecodharma

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 3 Nov, 2016 - 14:00

Power of Community - Ecodharma

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 3 Nov, 2016 - 14:00

Alex Swain from Ecodharma writes about an exciting new year-long program at the centre in Spain:

The program will run from April 2017 to March 2018 for four volunteers who will each take on a key area of responsibility within the team here and live and work as part of the community.

It will be an opportunity for people to work in a team-based right livelihood for a year and gain experience of intensive community living with other committed Dharma practitioners. There will be...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Ecodharma Winter Retreat - the Call of Silence

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 14:13

Ecodharma Winter Retreat - the Call of Silence

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 14:13

19th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017

Wintertime is a season of potentially deep reflection and insight. Join us in our beautiful forest meditation space, rooted amidst in the majestic landscape of the Pyrenees. There will be up to ten days of silent communal practice with optional individual meditation support.

This retreat is open to meditators with at least six months experience of regular practice. Two meditation practices – Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta – will be taught to those interested, at the start...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Ecodharma Cook and kitchen manager - volunteer

By Nandavajra on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 12:59

Ecodharma Cook and kitchen manager - volunteer

By Nandavajra on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 12:59

We are looking for a volunteer to cook and kitchen manage as part of the community here over the coming months, starting as soon as possible!

If you’re interested, contact alex [at] ecodharma.com.

And please share!

http://www.ecodharma.com

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action All Year

By guhyapati on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

Buddhist Action All Year

By guhyapati on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 16:57

It’s almost the end of Buddhist Action Month, but Engaging as Buddhists goes on all year. Its not always easy. It takes skill, energy, resources and courage. This is why the Ecodharma Centre is supporting Buddhist Action through our Engaged Buddhist Training and other courses bringing the Dharma to empower social change.

Here’s our new video on Engaged Buddhist Training!...

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