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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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Karuna support ground-breaking legal case in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11

Karuna support ground-breaking legal case in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with news of a ground-breaking legal victory won by one of Karuna’s Indian project partners, the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). The case was the first time perpetrators of a caste atrocity - still common in India - have been brought to justice by receiving life imprisonment under the Prevention of Atrocities Act (1989). She says -

“The Mirchpur Dalit atrocity case concerns a Dalit father and daughter,...
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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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