Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

By Munisha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

By Munisha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Across Europe (and much of the rest of the world) Buddhists of all traditions are deeply affected by the arrival of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, just like everyone else.

Triratna is a member of the European Buddhist Unionwhose president wrote to all members today.

In the UK and much of the rest of Europe Buddhist temples, centres and retreat centres area closed. Many countries are in ‘lockdown’, people required by law to stay at home most of the time.

Here in Sweden where I...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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 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...

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Triratna News

Young Buddhists go offline for bigfuturebuddhanow

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - 14:10

Young Buddhists go offline for bigfuturebuddhanow

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - 14:10Triratna Young Buddhists go from strength to strength with over 20 groups worldwide, as well as India’s National Network of Buddhist Youth. Next year sees the start of events for those “Sub25”. European Triratna’s seventh annual Young Buddhist retreat – over six times the size of the first – took place in November, entitled “bigfuturebuddhanow”.

Watch Dharmashalin’s keynote talk, “Less of me; more of we” (54 minutes).

Andrea Campbell, from Norwich, UK, writes:...
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Triratna News

Young Buddhists spreading across Europe

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 14:01

Young Buddhists spreading across Europe

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 14:01The push to make Triratna and the Dharma more accessible to those 18-35 has been remarkably successful in just a few years.

Have a look at this list of groups in Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the UK.

Now they’re considering how to address the needs of teenagers.


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Triratna News

15 ordinations in Europe

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 18:06

15 ordinations in Europe

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 18:06Public Ordinations at Akashavana

We are delighted to announce that the following ordinations took place at Akashavana on 2nd June, 2014. All names are Sanskrit unless otherwise stated.

Public Preceptor: Parami
Terry Lockley becomes Sanghagita (long ‘i’, long final ‘a’) - She whose Song is of the Sangha. Westernised spelling: Sanghagita. Private Preceptor: Kalyanasri.

Jo Burbridge becomes Hridayagita (long ‘i’, long final ‘a’) - Song of the Heart. Westernised spelling: Hridayagita. Private Preceptor: Saddhanandi.

Carol Bloyce...
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Triratna News

Munisha reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Oct, 2013 - 17:45

Munisha reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Oct, 2013 - 17:45Nearly 40 Buddhists from all over Europe met for the annual weekend meeting of the European Buddhist Union at the end of September. (New website in progress.)

Membership of the EBU is open to national umbrella groups and to individual Buddhist groups. Delegates from a range of traditions (but currently weighted towards the Mahayana and Vajrayana) included gypsy Buddhists from Hungary’s Jai Bhim Network, a Sri Lankan from Norway, a Polish lama and a...
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Triratna News

Public ordination in the Netherlands

By Munisha on Tue, 7 May, 2013 - 12:04

Public ordination in the Netherlands

By Munisha on Tue, 7 May, 2013 - 12:04Announcing a new Dharmacharini in mainland Europe:

Ioana Ciontea of Gent, Belgium had her public ordination on the afternoon of 4th May at Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands. She becomes Dharmamani (long last “i”), “Jewel of the Dharma”.

Her public preceptor was Vajragita and her private preceptor was Sobhanandi.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!
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Triratna News

Triratna International Retreat coming up soon: five reasons not to miss it!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 4 May, 2012 - 05:59

Triratna International Retreat coming up soon: five reasons not to miss it!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 4 May, 2012 - 05:59Vajragupta writes from Triratna’s Development Team to remind everyone of the upcoming Triratna International Retreat - starting four weeks today - and to give us five reasons not to miss it! They are…

1) It is the only big event for both the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community in the UK. It is a unique gathering, open to everyone, from those newest to our community right through to some of our most experienced Order members teaching...
European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

The Three Aims

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Apr, 2012 - 18:02

The Three Aims

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Apr, 2012 - 18:02Each of the three main aims of the Assembly has, in turn, more detailed objectives:

1: To be a network of support and friendship for Triratna Chairs and Directors.
* The ECA aims to inspire and support members so they can fulfil their responsibility as chairs of Triratna projects.
* To provide members with relevant training and information, and especially to support and encourage new Chairs.
* To conduct our meetings in a spirit of open communication and...