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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 20:06

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 20:06

Triratna: Safeguarding with sincerity and integrity

from Munisha, European Safeguarding officer, Triratna

Dear Friends, 

I’m sure, like me, you want to be absolutely sure Triratna is doing its Safeguarding properly, with sincerity and integrity. Over the last nine months I’ve read online much doubt and criticism in this area so I’d like to tell you about this work, so that you can decide for yourself.

I have been developing central Safeguarding policy for Triratna since 2013 and I’d like to reassure you that I am absolutely serious about this work: my family suffered for many years...

Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

The programme for Sheffield BAM 2017 is out!

Posted by Khemasuri to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 18:20

The programme for Sheffield BAM 2017 is out!

Posted by Khemasuri to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 18:20

Building Sangha and supporting fellow Buddhists to step into and interact with the world is vital in this time of confusion. Promoting Buddhist values and principles through exemplification challenges cultural norms constructively and is a powerful practice. We know that our actions have consequences and although we may never see the results we can have confidence that we will make a difference.

We have arranged 6 mornings of meditation, talks and discussion to make more conscious the connections between our ethical commitment...

Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

And here is another share on the topic of veganism, in case you missed it on ‘Community Highlights’-

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

See the full post and media at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/highlights/buddhist-insights-veganism-ratnaprabha-french-and-english

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It is something that...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

Posted by charlotte-l to Community Highlights on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

Posted by charlotte-l to Community Highlights on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Observer interview: what I really said, by Munisha (Triratna Safeguarding officer)

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 17:34

The Observer interview: what I really said, by Munisha (Triratna Safeguarding officer)

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 17:34

As you may know, Triratna featured in the British newspaper The Observer on Sunday 19th February 2017, in an article referring to allegations of sexual misconduct in the FWBO in the 1970s and 80s.

As the person interviewed for the article, I thought I’d explain how this came about and what I actually said; in several places the article was misleading or quoted me inaccurately.

On 8th February a journalist emailed Adhisthana:

“Hi. I’m a journalist writing about what is going on within...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 14:43

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 14:43

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes:

“As this short month of February comes to a close here at Adhisthana it’s clear the seasonal battle between summer and winter is on. We have enjoyed a few delightful days of blue skies and warm sunshine as the snowdrops blossom all around the hills, but the winds have howled too! The rain has lashed the window panes on more than one side of the building and the temperature has fluctuated. Nonetheless...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Introducing the Adhisthana Kula

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 23:02

Introducing the Adhisthana Kula

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 23:02

The Triratna Buddhist Order now numbers over 2,000 members in around 30 countries, and the associated Community is many times bigger. This presents quite a challenge when a situation arises requiring the sharing of complex information and wide-ranging discussion among all involved – as has recently happened following the broadcast of a BBC local TV programme in the UK.

‘Inside Out’, on 26th September 2016, included a 12-minute report referring to accounts of sexual misconduct in the early...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past

Posted by candradasa to Community Highlights on Mon, 27 Feb, 2017 - 19:06

A strong, moving, nuanced set of perspectives from Vishvapani on areas of historical controversy in the FWBO/Triratna, especially those involving our founder, Sangharakshita. 

The talk spans Vishvapani’s long involvement with the community in both its light and “shadow” aspects - from first coming across the Dharma in Croydon, UK, at the age of 14 in the 1980s until the present day. It is in many ways a timely look at the past and the present, rooted in the...

Mitra Support
Mitra Support

Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past by Vishvapani

Posted by candradasa to Mitra Support on Mon, 27 Feb, 2017 - 19:01

A strong, moving, nuanced set of perspectives from Vishvapani on areas of historical controversy in the FWBO/Triratna, especially those involving our founder, Sangharakshita. 

The talk spans Vishvapani’s long involvement with the community in both its light and “shadow” aspects - from first coming across the Dharma in Croydon, UK, at the age of 14 in the 1980s until the present day. It is in many ways a timely look at the past and the present, rooted in the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Responding To Triratna Controversy

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 22:31

Responding To Triratna Controversy

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 22:31

Many of our readers and friends will be aware that over the years Triratna has periodically needed to revisit troubling issues relating to events in our past. These derive in part from allegations of sexual misconduct by our founder, Sangharakshita, in his relations with a number of adults in the 1970s and ’80s. You can read about the general background here: Our Development & Values

At present there is a renewal of interest in these matters at Triratna Centres...

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