Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

Prompted by recent allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Tibetan teacher Dagri Rinpoche, the European Buddhist Union has published this statement on misconduct by Buddhist teachers.

Triratna has been a very active member of the EBU for many years, sending a series of Liaison officers to its meetings, of which I am the latest. As part of EBU discussions of misconduct in several Buddhist organisations I have talked very openly about the controversial aspects of Triratna’s past. I...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

New Charity governance code: England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 - 14:08

New Charity governance code: England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 - 14:08

A new, refreshed Charity Governance Code launched today in England and Wales.

The Code was first published in 2017. It is not legally binding, but aims to express ‘best practice’ core principles and governance goals for charity trustees, and has been widely adopted across the sector, with the backing of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The Code is reviewed every three years.

With regard to Safeguarding, the Code recommends

3.7 Ensuring the right to be safe

  • Trustees understand their safeguarding responsibilities and meet the legal minimum
  • ...
Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Reasons to do Safeguarding well

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 09:06

Reasons to do Safeguarding well

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 09:06

Here’s a tiny video from the UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Learning from the Church of England

By Munisha on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

Learning from the Church of England

By Munisha on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

October saw the publication of a 154-page report on failures to prevent child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church in England and Wales, which the Church itself has described as ‘shocking’.

NB: ‘Child sexual abuse’ includes the ‘non-contact’ offences of viewing, possessing or producing indecent images of children.

Whenever such reports are published, the ECA’s Safeguarding team look carefully to see what we can learn. The report is is extremely long and detailed so we’ll list below some points...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Safeguarding webinars (England)

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 14:37

Safeguarding webinars (England)

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 14:37

Thirtyone:eight, UK specialists in Safeguarding for faith groups, are offering online courses in

Safeguarding Children & Young People
Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm

Safeguarding for Trustees
Safeguarding for Coordinators and Designated Leads (Safeguarding officers)
Safer Recruitment

Online DBS checks and Eligibility
Domestic Abuse
Spiritual Abuse

Bookings and information

If you take part, please let us have your feedback.
Email: safeguarding [at] triratna.community

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Three Robes of Padmasambhava

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 - 05:09

Subhadramati, with characteristic inspiration, shares a memory of Sangharakshita’s last public appearance before his death, and unfolds the significance this image for us as his disciples. She brings this into relationship with our practice of ethics, articulated through the three robes of Padmasambhava.

From the talk The Archetypal Guru and the Ten Precepts given in the context of the 2020 retreat for women private preceptors at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Ethics in their Ultimate Sense

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 06:05

Seeing all beings with the potential for Buddhahood, we are moved to encourage and support that natural momentum towards growth and development. Every act of generosity, loving kindness, no matter how small, is acting in harmony with Reality and the growth of all beings. Vajratara gives us an inspiring glimpse into ethics in their ultimate sense which take their expression in the Bodhicitta.

From a talk entitled The Lady of Tibet Yeshe Tsogyal given by Vajratara at Sangha...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Not About Being Good - Beyond Guilt

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Buddhist ethics are not about conforming to a set of conventions, not about ‘being good’ in order to gain rewards. Instead, living ethically springs from the awareness that other people are no different from yourself. You can actively develop this awareness, through cultivating love, clarity and contentment, which can ultimately help us to come into greater harmony with all that lives.

Arthapriya, a Public Preceptor who lives in Cambridge, takes a personal and Dharmic look at what...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

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.

Munisha
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