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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...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers

By Munisha on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 12:54

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.

Potential speakers...

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Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Triratna's women on the Buddhistwomen.eu site

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:04

Triratna's women on the Buddhistwomen.eu site

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:04

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...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

A 1.5-minute impression of the European Buddhist Union’s conference ‘Buddhism in Action’ held at Berlin’s Rigpa Centre, 1-3 April 2016 (where I gave a talk: ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’).

Read more about the conference.
See thank yous and pictures.
Read reflections on the conference.


Watch Munisha’s PowerPoint presentation for the talk ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’....

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

New Triratna text for European Buddhist Union website

By Munisha on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 22:52

New Triratna text for European Buddhist Union website

By Munisha on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 22:52

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.

Your comments welcome....

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Friendship as the future of Buddhism: talk to European Buddhist Union conference: 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Sun, 3 Apr, 2016 - 22:00

Hosted by the European Buddhist Union, this last weekend saw a gathering in Berlin of 50-90 Buddhists of many traditions, from over 15 countries across Europe, east and west. See pictures and responses to the weekend.

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...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Two PowerPoints about Triratna

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 11:21

Below are pdfs of two PowerPoint presentations for talks I have given about Triratna in the last six months.

The first - What is Triratna? - is a talk I gave to the European Buddhist Union in Berlin in September 2015.

The second - Triratna in the Buddhist world - was given to Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) in January 2016.

The ECA comprises Chairs of all Triratna centres and enterprises in Europe, who meet for a week in January and July/August every year, at Adhisthana.

To further their business between meetings, they...

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Triratna News

The young Buddhists: Triratna's secret

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 18:55

The young Buddhists: Triratna's secret

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 18:55

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.

Prajnaketu is the new, full-time Young Buddhist Co-ordinator appointed to the Development Team who work for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. He...

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Triratna News

Who are the Development Team?

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Dec, 2015 - 23:58

Who are the Development Team?

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Dec, 2015 - 23:58

The Development Team are 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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

European Buddhist Union calls for compassion for refugees

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 13:42

European Buddhist Union calls for compassion for refugees

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 13:42

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. 

“As...

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