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European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:20

Video - Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:20

Munisha, Triratna’s Safeguarding and Liaison Officer and member of the Development Team, talks about what she loves about her work.

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Introducing Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:50

Video - Introducing Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:50

Amaragita is the new Chair of Buddhafield. She’s been a trustee for Buddhafield these past six years and recently became the Chair after Jayaraja stepped down.

In this short video she introduces herself and talks about what Buddhafield offers and their vision.

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Video - Maitridevi on the ECA's new strategic priorities

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:35

Video - Maitridevi on the ECA's new strategic priorities

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 12:35

Maitridevi from Taraloka outlines some of the strategic priorities that the European Chairs Assembly have agreed upon during the 2020 Winter meeting - and speaks more fully on the priority close to her heart: Dharmic engagement with social and ecological issues.

Listen to a podcast about the ECA’s new strategic priorities

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Podcast - European Chairs Assembly (ECA) Winter 2020: Agreeing New Strategic Priorities

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 - 17:42

Here’s a short conversation with Akuppa (Newcastle, UK), Parina (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Dhammapitika (Metta Vihara Retreat Centre, The Netherlands) on the morning of the last full day at the Winter ECA - European Chairs assembly meeting, talking through the some of the new priorities that have been agreed on. We also hear about the fledgling plans underway to bring these to life in the coming months. 

They also share some of their highlights from this particular meeting - demonstrating a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 12:55

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 12:55

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

December
December is an unusual month here at Adhisthana, it becomes fairly quiet in the communities and quite a few people go away, either to see family or attend retreats. At the same time the centre swells and fills to capacity as the London Buddhist Centre holds its annual beginners winter retreat here. Bhante’s December largely followed a similar rhythm, being very quite with a slowing down...

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Here in Suffolk, UK, days come and go, the rain pours down, the duck family continues to parade around (see previous report), and the Chairs are still meditating, doing puja, chatting, walking and listening to presentations and small groups.

They’ve looked at the work of Triratna’s Translations Board; members of the College and Adhisthana Kula have visited to explain the work they’re doing to address painful aspects of Triratna’s past; and the ECA’s Safeguarding officer, Munisha, has...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

European Chairs Assembly July 2017

By mokshini on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 08:21

European Chairs Assembly July 2017

By mokshini on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 08:21

The European Chairs Assembly is taking place 17-27 July 2017 at the LBC’s beautiful new Vajrasana retreat centre in the Suffolk countryside. 

Twice a year the chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe as well as the chairs or representatives from the main Triratna projects such as the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna, Clear Vision and Dharmachakra, come together - for a week in January, and 10 days in the summer. It is a significant event in the life of a chair....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna translations bonanza!

By Munisha on Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 - 10:06

Triratna translations bonanza!

By Munisha on Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 - 10:06

Suvannavira is a member of the Triratna Translations Board and lives in Moscow.

He writes: 

The Triratna Translations Board came into existence at the end of 2015, to promote and co-ordinate translations and publications projects. One of our tasks has been to administer funds made available for translations by Bhante Sangharakshita, following his hugely successful 90th birthday appeal in 2015.  

Of the £30,000 given for translating his books, £5,000 went to projects in India and the remaining £25,000 was given to projects elsewhere in the...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

European Triratna's Safeguarding rollout well under way

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jan, 2017 - 15:35

European Triratna's Safeguarding rollout well under way

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jan, 2017 - 15:35

At the end of this month’s gathering of Triratna’s European Chairs, there was a show of hands to establish how many centres now had Safeguarding officers and policies for the protection of children and “vulnerable adults”.

Of Triratna’s 35 urban centres and retreat centres in Britain, Ireland and the rest of Europe, 30 had Safeguarding officers and had adopted safeguarding policies, or were in process of doing so.

This is an extremely good rate of progress. We began talking...

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