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FBA Podcast: Climate Precepts In The Burning House

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 3 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

How can Buddhists respond to the climate emergency? Vishvapani uses the Parable of the Burning House from the Lotus Sutra to suggest our responsibilities’ and finds the values we need to guide us in the Five Precepts.

Given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre on Dharma Day, July 2019.

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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Further Response from the Adhisthana Kula to the Observer Article, July 2019

By lokeshvara on Sun, 28 Jul, 2019 - 21:45

Here is a further update from the Adhisthana kula about how we intend to take our work forward. Some of the steps we outline below are already in discussion or in process, and we recognise the need for much greater visibility of process and outcomes. We also recognise that we have been slow to implement some of our intentions.

A further update from the Adhisthana kula as to how we are addressing controversial aspects of Triratna’s past and what we are putting in...

Triratna News
Adhisthana Kula

An initial response to the Observer article critical of Triratna, July 2019

By Centre Team on Sun, 21 Jul, 2019 - 12:02

An initial response to the Observer article critical of Triratna, July 2019

By Centre Team on Sun, 21 Jul, 2019 - 12:02

On July 21st 2019, The Observer featured an article critical of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. As senior members of Triratna, we wanted to respond to some of the content, and to the general areas of concern raised around the conduct of members of the Order as they relate to the wellbeing of anyone connecting with our community.

The Adhisthana Kula is a grouping of senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who hold particular responsibility for...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna model Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2019

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 21:36

Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults are published today, updated for 2019 by Triratna’s Safeguarding team, part of Triratna’s Ethics Kula.

(See ‘Who are the Ethics kula and Safeguarding team?” and ‘What is Safeguarding?” below.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures can be seen as a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva activity of protecting living beings from harm.

The model Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the initiative of Triratna’s International Council)...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

The Gen-X 2019 Podcast

By Candradasa on Fri, 28 Jun, 2019 - 22:43

At the end of this podcast you’ll discover about six minutes of musical joy as we’re played out by the amazing marimba band from Great Vow Zen Monastery, hosts of the 2019 Generation-X Dharma Teachers conference near Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA

But before that… A terrific round-table conversation with some of the organizers and participants gathering to look at ethics and power dynamics in the life of Buddhist communities. Join Candradasa, Rebecca...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Root Fear - Selflessness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today brings us face to face, as it were, with Our Root Fear, that of selflessness.

From the talk Ethics as Insight Practice by Guhyavajra.

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Triratna's Panel Process and Safeguarding - Questions and Answers (Part 2)

By saddhaloka on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 18:07

Read Part 1 of this Q & A series

Preface
Members of the Ethics Kula respond here to some of your questions about the Panel Process and Safeguarding. Please remember that the Ethics Kula, which includes the Safeguarding team, are Order members giving their time to try and resolve some very difficult situations that arise in our community, and the Kula certainly does not see itself as some sort of final authority on all ethical matters. 

The...

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Dharmabyte: Let the Mind Roam

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Let the Mind Roam by Vajradevi. What are the particular challenges we face in the 21st Century? There are many, and Vajradevi focuses on the mind precepts and our use of technology.

From the talk Ethical Challenges In the Modern World by Vajradevi, given as part of a series at Shrewbury Triratna Centre focusing on the ’21st Century Bodhisattva’.

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