College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.

We began...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Faith and child safeguarding summit 8 - 11 November 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 13:24

Faith and child safeguarding summit 8 - 11 November 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 13:24

Keeping Children Safe, an international child Safeguarding organisation, is offering a four-day child Safeguarding summit online, free of charge.

8-11 November 2021

(You select the presentations you want to attend, rather than having to attend all four days.)

Details and booking here.

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

Still places available for the online International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering starting next week, Thursday-Sunday 20-24 October; also bursary places available.

On the Thursday Munisha (Triratna Liaison officer and ECA Safeguarding officer) will be giving a presentation on ‘Preventing harm in Buddhist communities and addressing it when it happens’, with a panel comprising Jan Chozen Bays, Lama Willa Miller and Scott Edelstein, author of Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why it Happens, When it’s a Problem and What We Can All Do.

Other...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Child protection in religious organisations & settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

Child protection in religious organisations & settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is a UK government-commissioned legal inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales. Since 2015 it has held a series of hearings about child sexual abuse and child protection in many institutions of public life in those two areas of the UK, including the Catholic and Anglican Churches.

In May 2020 IICSA turned its attention to smaller faith groups and its 226-page report on this latest phase,...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Making Zoom meetings more disabled-accessible

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 09:47

Making the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha more accessible to anyone is obviously part of our practice. (And discrimination by an organisation on the grounds of disability is also illegal and a Safeguarding matter in the UK.)

Many thanks to those at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (UK) for this guide to making Zoom meetings more accessible for those with disabilities or impairments.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/resources/accessible-online-sangha-meeting…

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Importance of Mindfulness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 06:23

Kamalashila explores the centrality of mindfulness to the Buddhist path. He discusses the concept of intoxication, with reference to the 5th Precept and the Sutra of Golden Light. Kamalashila then considers the four foundations of mindfulness from the Satipatthana Sutta and concludes that mindfulness is the basis of metta and allows us to embrace the realm of truth and beauty.

This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre, 1996. This talk was made available by the...

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