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Upcoming conference on Buddhist-inspired ideas for personal and social change

By lokabandhu on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 15:43

Upcoming conference on Buddhist-inspired ideas for personal and social change

By lokabandhu on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 15:43Triratna speakers are prominent in an exciting inter-Buddhist conference upcoming in the UK in August, on the theme of ‘Transforming Conflict’. Subtitled ‘Buddhist-inspired Ideas for Personal and Social Change, it’s to be held in the idyllic surroundings of Taplow Court and is open to all. Joint organisers are the Centre for Applied Buddhism, the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations and the Network of Engaged Buddhists.

The organisers say -...
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Is Conflict Good For You?

By Munisha on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 11:30

Is Conflict Good For You?

By Munisha on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 11:30Here’s a conference involving members of the Triratna Buddhist Order active in the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, alongside the Centre for Applied Buddhism, and the Network of Engaged Buddhists

Transforming Conflict

Taplow Court, Berkshire, UK, 16th – 18th August, 2013

How would it be if we were to see conflict as transformative, rather than negative and painful? Buddhism suggests that out of difficulties and conflicts can develop...
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A Buddhist view of current affairs?

By lokabandhu on Wed, 16 May, 2012 - 05:31

A Buddhist view of current affairs?

By lokabandhu on Wed, 16 May, 2012 - 05:31Is there a Buddhist view of current affairs? Journal East is certainly setting out to provide one - and to provoke its readers into thinking through their own. Edited and written by Manjusiha from Triratna’s London Buddhist Centre, it’s seen a spate of thought-provoking articles recently. Here’s a few excerpts - for the rest, you’ll have to visit its website at journaleast.com

Suicidal Societies contrasts suicide bombers with the growing number of Tibetan...
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Vishvapani's 'Thought for the Day' on Aung San Suu Kyi - and more...

By lokabandhu on Fri, 20 Apr, 2012 - 06:09

Vishvapani's 'Thought for the Day' on Aung San Suu Kyi - and more...

By lokabandhu on Fri, 20 Apr, 2012 - 06:09Vishvapani writes with news of his latest broadcast for BBC Radio 4’s popular ‘Thought for the Day’, plus links to a number of fascinating articles exploring Buddhism in the modern world from a Triratna perspective, all recently published on his blog ‘Wise Attention’. He says -

“On Saturday April 14th I did another Thought for the Day broadcast on BBC Radio 4 prompted by David Cameron’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi the...
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EcoDharma offers new Engaged Buddhist Training course around Europe

By lokabandhu on Fri, 9 Mar, 2012 - 05:45

EcoDharma offers new Engaged Buddhist Training course around Europe

By lokabandhu on Fri, 9 Mar, 2012 - 05:45Guhyapati, founder and director of Triratna’s EcoDharma retreat centre, set high in the Catalan Pyrenees, writes with news of their expanding Engaged Buddhist Training program, now spreading across Europe. He says - “This spring the EcoDharma Centre is offering the Dharma-based perspectives and tools which make up our Engaged Buddhist Training to grassroots organisations across Europe - from the Mediterranean to East and Central Europe across Europe. Meanwhile, back home in Catalunya we launch a new series of...
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Journal East - A Buddhist View of Current Affairs

By lokabandhu on Mon, 13 Feb, 2012 - 13:13

Journal East - A Buddhist View of Current Affairs

By lokabandhu on Mon, 13 Feb, 2012 - 13:13Manjusiha writes from the London Buddhist Centre, Triratna’s largest urban centre, with news of a new project he’s launched: Journal East, which he describes as “a Buddhist View of Current Affairs”. Its aim is to bring a more Dharmic voice to contemporary society, particularly in the face of the economic, political and social upheavals that are taking place around the world. Only three months old, its already covered issues as diverse as Religion for Atheists; ...
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News from EcoDharma's UK “Dharma and Society” tour

By lokabandhu on Thu, 19 Jan, 2012 - 10:44

News from EcoDharma's UK “Dharma and Society” tour

By lokabandhu on Thu, 19 Jan, 2012 - 10:44Back in 2010 Triratna’s European Chairs Assembly set a series of priorities for their work over the next period of years. Joint top of their list was the wish to “Re-emphasise the Power of Dharma to Transform Society” - their intention being to bring back into focus part of Triratna’s founding vision, namely “the inseparability of transforming self and world”. Amidst growing awareness of ecological fragility and economic instability, never before has this emphasis been so needed.

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International Network of Engaged Buddhists meet in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 Dec, 2011 - 12:14

International Network of Engaged Buddhists meet in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 Dec, 2011 - 12:14Vajrapushpa is Chair of Triratna’s Karuna Trust, which raises over £1.5m/year for social and Dharma projects in India. She’s recently back from India, where she was in Bodh Gaya to attend the annual conference of INEB, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. She reports -

“The theme of the conference was ‘The Future of Buddhism: From Personal Awakening to Global Transformation’. The gathering was rather like a microcosm of the Buddhist world:...
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Appeal to support Hungarian Buddhist Sangha

By lokabandhu on Tue, 8 Nov, 2011 - 22:16

Appeal to support Hungarian Buddhist Sangha

By lokabandhu on Tue, 8 Nov, 2011 - 22:16Sam Rawling, Subhuti’s secretary, writes with this request, following their recent visit to Hungary and the Triratna sangha there. He says -

“Dear readers of Triratna News,

Following a recent news story on the work of our Dhammamitras in Hungary, we would like to ask for your help! As those of you who saw the story are aware, the Jai Bhim network - with whom Triratna have very strong links - are currently challenging the Hungarian...

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