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Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

FutureDharma Fund has published their first annual report detailing all the projects worldwide - from India, mainland Europe, Americas and into Australia and New Zealand - that they are making possible. FutureDharma Fund was established in 2016 to raise funds to help the Triratna Buddhist Community reach more and more people as we move into our next 50 years.

Last year some 500 people gave £274,000 to support 35 projects around the world - projects such as supporting a ...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Dharma Talk: The Nature of Inner Peace - Creating Sangha from Within

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 - 14:42

Sadayasihi explores the theme of the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention: ‘The Nature of Inner Peace: Creating Sangha from Within’. She looks at what peace is and then, using Sangharakshita’s aphorism ‘peace is a fire’ considers three things this might mean and how these three dimensions of peace might be of use in creating Sangha.

Talk given on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia, Spain, in July 2018....

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

As the ‘Liaison Officer’ for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, I’m the person who looks after Triratna’s co-operation with other Buddhist traditions on matters of common interest. As part of this work, each September I attend the AGM weekend of the European Buddhist Union  (EBU) and the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe. This year both took place at the Benchen Katsang Retreat Centre just west of Warsaw, Poland. Next year will see them...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event.

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Triratna50 - European Dedication Ceremony

By Jnanacandra on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 22:04

Jnanacandra, Chair of Essen Buddhist Centre in Germany writes: 

We celebrated our 50th birthday in Essen with about 170 people; who came from Paris, Brussels, Gent, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Metta Vihara, Groningen, Berlin, Freiburg, Tübingen, Wiesbaden, Gelnhausen, Arnsberg, Osnabrück, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Dortmund and Essen.

This recording is of the dedication ceremony for the next 50 years - first in English, then the first and last verse in French, Dutch and German respectively.

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Dassini and Mokshini In Conversation At The Start Of The Winter ECA 2017

By mokshini on Sat, 7 Jan, 2017 - 21:48

It’s January and time for the winter European Chairs Assembly meeting, held at Adhistana, UK. A bumper gathering of over 60 chairs of chairs of Triratna Buddhist Centres as well as representatives of some of Triratna’s main projects are meeting for an inspiring, enjoyable, at times challenging mix of practice, talks, discussion, and ritual, for the benefit of all beings! 

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Mainland European Order Convention 2015
Mainland European Order Convention 2015

At last, the video!

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Sep, 2016 - 14:47

At last, the video!

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Sep, 2016 - 14:47

Here is the video of the Mainland European Order Convention 2015! Sorry a few things prevented its appearance a bit earlier - partly my fault.

IJust enjoy 5 minutes of sunny summer lakeside happiness.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

In celebration of Buddha Day: a short talk on 'Buddha pride'

By Munisha on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

In celebration of Buddha Day: a short talk on 'Buddha pride'

By Munisha on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

To mark the week of Buddha Day around the Triratna world, here is a poetically inspiring 20-minute celebration of ‘Buddha pride’, given by Belgian Order member and poet Arthakusalin at last summer’s Mainland European Order Convention in northern Germany.

Arthakusalin is Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre.

Buddha Day is one of three festivals we mark in Triratna celebrating the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It falls officially on the full moon next Saturday 21st May, but will variously be celebrated anytime...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

European Chairs Assembly 2016 - Introduction With Dassini

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Jan, 2016 - 14:10

Mokshini in conversations with Dassini, Chair of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in Scotland, to introduce the whys and wherefores of the Triratna European Chairs Assembly. A focus on how things work - particularly around friendship and practice as a community.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhists On the Refugee Crisis

By Munisha on Sun, 27 Sep, 2015 - 16:41

I’ve been at the European Buddhist Union AGM conference in Berlin representing Triratna this weekend. You can follow our coverage on Instagram and Facebook.

Here I’m talking to Martin Schaurhofer (Austrian Buddhist Society) and Žarko Andrićević (Ch’an, Croatia) about the current refugee crisis - and a Buddhist response.

Here is the EBU’s public statement 

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