European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers “Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies” April 13/14/15 Benalmádena, Malaga, Spain
The European Buddhist Union (EBU, www.europeanbuddhism.org) organises a conference event every 2 years. Following the “Buddhism in Action” conference in Berlin in 2016, there will be the another such event in April 2018.
The theme of the conference event is “Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies”, with their specific socio-political, cultural and economic features.
The Network of Buddhist Women in Europe is mainly a website (in French, English and German) providing a home for links to various Buddhist women teachers, groups and projects in Europe (and worldwide).
Earlier this year, through my work as Liaison officer, representing Triratna at the European Buddhist Union, I was asked to contribute a profile of a woman teacher from Triratna to the site’s list of female Buddhist teachers. I was delighted but replied that since we now have around 800...
After many years of an old site with very out of date details for Triratna, here is the updated text on the member page of the European Buddhist Union’s new website.
Scroll down and find Triratna. One thing you may notice is that every other Buddhist organisation (bar one) has a logo. Not so with Triratna, where every centre or enterprise has its own. The kesa is our one single common visual element worldwide.
A full programme of talks and practice workshops offered a rather amazing view of the diversity of European Buddhism – as well as many common elements and themes: ageing sanghas, leadership succession questions, successful youth work…
I gave a 30-minute talk on “Friendship as the future of Buddhism” about...
Presenting Triratna to the European Buddhist Union meeting in Berlin in September, I mentioned Triratna’s recent success in attracting more young people. With most sanghas ageing, people wanted to know our secret.
One answer is that we appointed a Young Buddhist co-ordinator to encourage young Buddhist activities and help other young Buddhists develop the confidence to lead.
The Development Teamare five Order members supported by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) to provide central services to Triratna in Europe – also enjoyed around the wider Triratna world. (Pictured, left to right: Munisha, Amalavajra, Nandavajra, Prajnaketu and Mokshini.)
We’re a warm, friendly virtual team, meeting on Skype or in person every few weeks to check in and organise our work.
Team Leader is Nandavajra, who lives in Devon, UK, and describes himself as “a grizzled but youthful Triratna veteran who...
Last weekend I represented Triratna at the 40th Annual General Meeting of the European Buddhist Union. at the Rigpa Centre in Berlin.
At the particular request of Hungarian and Austrian Buddhists, a subgroup including me drafted a statement to be published in the name of the EBU: ‘A compassionate response to the European refugee crisis’.
“[We] call upon the governments and peoples of all European countries to show compassion and generosity to those displaced through war and seeking a refuge in Europe, safe from violence.