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Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Trustees of charities in the UK are held legally and morally responsible for Safeguarding their charities’ beneficiaries from harm in the course of their charities’ activities.

Triratna trustees may be interested in these dates (September 2020-February 2021) for online trustee training from Thirtyone:eight, who specialise in Safeguarding for faith organisations. This training will refer to the law and Charity Commission regulations in England and Wales.

Webinar: Safeguarding for Trustees

The Safeguarding team will be happy to have feedback from anyone attending these webinars.

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Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

The Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 08:33

The Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 08:33

Triratna’s Adhisthana Kula published yesterday a public report on its work 2017-2019 to address ethical (and other) concerns in Triratna’s past.

Read the report.

The Adhisthana Kula, so named simply because it met at Triratna’s main centre, Adhisthana, was a group of seven women and men, senior Order members who volunteered to meet over many months and years to identify and address the matters of concern. As they say in their report:

“It is not our job to...

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ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

A packed day four at IC2020 Online! Nothing is ever black and white really, and today’s topics prove the point.  

Issues that could be contentious any time - past or future - present themselves directly. We hear from Jnanadhara and Subhadramati how that all went from the perspective of the UK & Ireland.

- Commonality, innovation and creative tension.
- Buddhist takes on conflict resolution.
- Facing the shadows of the past.

Join us daily for ICin5 - all...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

We hope you enjoy what we’ve got to offer you this week: yet another free eBook – our 25th! – and four newly discounted paperbacks.

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 17:16

Here are Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2020 by Triratna’s ECA Safeguarding team.

(See below for more information on Safeguarding, the Safeguarding team, the Ethics Kula and the difference between Safeguarding matters and Matters of Order conduct.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures are 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...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Why is Triratna's Safeguarding internal?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 12:07

Why is Triratna's Safeguarding internal?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 12:07

Safeguarding for Triratna charities is internally managed but externally accountable. The Charity Commission (England and Wales) and Scottish Charity Regulator require charity trustees to take internal measures to prevent and address harm in the course of their own activities. Where they are found to have failed in their duties they will be held externally accountable to those regulators, the police and the law.

Since responsibility and authority always go together, only trustees have the authority to implement Safeguarding policies...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

The Safeguarding team's enquiries into concerns about Sangharakshita and sex

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 11:31

The Safeguarding team's enquiries into concerns about Sangharakshita and sex

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 11:31

In early 2018 (in collaboration with members of the Adhisthana Kula) the ECA’s Safeguarding team looked in detail into concerns that a number of men had been told to share Sangharakshita’s bed with him in the 1980s. The following is the text we wrote which forms part of the Triratna Controversy FAQ

In 2003 a then Order member published an account of how, in the early 1980s, he attended an Order weekend at Padmaloka and found himself allocated

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Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Triratna contributes to UK public inquiry into child sexual abuse in public institutions

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 16:21

Triratna contributes to UK public inquiry into child sexual abuse in public institutions

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 16:21

On Thursday 21st May 2020 Munisha appeared as a witness at a public inquiry relating to child sexual abuse in England and Wales, speaking about child protection, and Safeguarding more generally in Triratna, from her experience as the Safeguarding officer employed by the European Chairs’ Assembly to support Triratna centres’ Safeguarding officers with policies and advice.

Please note: this was not an investigation and Munisha was not called because of concerns about a risk of harm to children in Triratna.

The interview took place in two parts,...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Faculty of Responsiveness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Subhadramati delivers in this exposition on the aspect of ethics that springs out of empathy. As you reflect on others’ their suffering starts to become your suffering – it’s important to find that responsiveness and encourage it to flourish. From this, compassion bursts forth from the heart like a rose.

From the talk entitled Ethics As a Path to Insight given on August 30 2014 at the European Women’s Convention held at Adhisthana.

The...

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