Tag: European Buddhist Union

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

'Unity in Diversity': European Buddhist Union conference 23-24 April 2022

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

'Unity in Diversity': European Buddhist Union conference 23-24 April 2022

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

Vassika from Triratna’s Paris centre will speak at this year’s European Buddhist Union conference on ‘Unity and Diversity in European Buddhism’.

The conference will take place at the Center for Spiritual Friendship Buddhism (Reiyukai) in Nantes, France and you can attend either in person or online.

Book your place (to attend in person or online).

You can also listen to a short interview with Vassika on this topic as part of the...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Vassika interviewed for 'European Buddha' podcast

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

Vassika interviewed for 'European Buddha' podcast

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 23:40

Vassika is part of Triratna’s Paris sangha in France. This week she is interviewed for the podcast series ‘European Buddha’, which is a project of the European Buddhist Union. 

In preparation for the EBU conference in France in April, she was asked to speak on the theme of the conference, ‘Unity in diversity in Buddhism’. Bhante’s writings show this was a feature of his thinking from his earliest days and Vassika skilfully manages...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

The committee of the European Buddhist Union invites all Buddhists to meditate or otherwise practise “to promote a feeling of peace, togetherness and awareness”, tomorrow Friday 4th March, 21:00 - 22:00 CET.

They write

“Dear friends,

the European Buddhist Union is deeply concerned and saddened about the war in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities will end soon and a peaceful solution for the crisis is found. War affects all of us in a harmful way and especially in this century
...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-2022

By Munisha on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 11:47

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-2022

By Munisha on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 11:47

We offer sincere condolences to our fellow Dharmafarers in the worldwide Plum Village Tradition on the death of their founder, Thich Nhat Hanh, yesterday, 22nd January 2022. He was 95.

See Plum Village’s announcement of his passing and their memorial activities.

A Vietnamese Zen monk and teacher, Nhat Hanh founded the Order and Community of Interbeing (part of the Plum Village Tradition), and combined teachings from early Buddhism, Mahayana traditions and western psychology. He was prominent in the teaching...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

Triratna is a longstanding member of the European Buddhist Union (EBU) and as Triratna’s Liaison officer I have attended its annual meetings since 2012. Held on the last weekend of September every year, they’re hosted by one or other of the member organisations, often in retreat centres. 2018 saw them at Adhisthana.

This year we met at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy, a centre run by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), with...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

You are invited to the European Buddhist Union’s online conference
“Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective”.

Saturday 24th April
10.00-19.00 CET (9.00-18.00 GMT)

All welcome.
Donations requested.

Speakers include

Roshi Joan Halifax
Ven. Lama Ngawang Dorje Dondrub
Dario Doshin Girolami
Claudine Carayol
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Kirsten DeLeo

Registration and more details

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 in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

As usual on the last weekend of September, the European Buddhist Union is holding its annual meeting - at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy. Sadly most of the roughly 40 participants from many traditions all across Europe are on Zoom this time, for obvious reasons (and your trusty Liaison Officer, Munisha, is sitting in a little hut in Sweden.)

The morning has begun with a presentation from the hosts and the local mayor, followed by the...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union magazine: summer edition 2020

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 14:54

European Buddhist Union magazine: summer edition 2020

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 14:54

Here is the summer edition of the European Buddhist Union’s magazine, drawing on the talks and presentations from September 2019’s gathering outside Barcelona, where the two themes were:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating Buddhism using online media
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...

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