We’re in Europe – in the Nordic region, as it happens – for day five of the International Council Online.
What is a Strand?, we hear you ask. Watch on for a perfect definition + a window into the delights and challenges of joining in with a global context from a remote town in Sweden and from Helsinki, capital of Finland.
- Language issues for non-English speakers in Triratna. - Highlights of the week. - Forming strong connections based in good work.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...