The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Amala, from Maine, USA, as a Public Preceptor.
Amala was ordained by Sanghadevi in 2000 and became a private preceptor in 2015.
She has been involved with the Aryaloka Retreat Center since the early 90’s, where she has been chair of the Spiritual Vitality council for the last 7 years and has been on the council since 2010. Currently she is handing on some of her responsibilities as chair.
On June 28, Guhyapati will illuminate how the Dharma can sustain and empower us for effective social engagement, while also resourcing us to be effective during this crucial time. Guhyapati is our final speaker for BAM 2020.
The last year has seen important shifts in public narrative and awareness around the climate crisis. We’re living through enormous mobilisations on key social and ecological issues. For many, this feels like a turning point. In the midst of this historic point of disruption,...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...