Tag: European Chairs Assembly

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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...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

The winter 2017 chairs meeting comes to an end

By mokshini on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:59

We have come to the end of the winter 2017 European Chairs Assembly meeting at Adhisthana.  As I write the chairs are packing their bags and getting ready to go - and I am sure they will be taking their recharged energy, friendship and inspiration back out into the world!  It has been another rich, full week, ending last night with a concluding ritual in the shrine room where we recited the Transference and Merit verse in different languages. Here,...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

'Leadership' - What Is It?

By mokshini on Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 07:16

It’s day 3 at the ECA’s winter meeting at Adhisthana, and in today’s podcast Dassini is ‘having a wee chat’ with Arthavadin and Subhadassi; chairs of Manchester and Brighton Buddhist Centre respectively. 

The topic is leadership - the chairs have explored this over the last 2 days at the meeting including two workshops led by the above, aimed at giving those present some insight into what leadership is, the different ways it can manifest, and what kind of leader we ourselves...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A second Triratna centre for Sweden: Malmö

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 11:18

A second Triratna centre for Sweden: Malmö

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 11:18

On 10th December, Sweden’s second Triratna Centre opened, in Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, situated in the south, very close to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. See Malmö on a map. (This was just a week after Stockholm’s sangha moved to new premises - and a few days before another two Malmö mitra ceremonies.) 

The Malmö Centre team writes: “The Malmö sangha began in June 2013, when three of us (Anna, Caroline and ex-Kajsa) began to meet to practise...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Translations Board invites applications for money

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 - 23:23

Triratna Translations Board invites applications for money

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 - 23:23

The Triratna Translations Board came into existence last year, to administer new funds made available by Sangharakshita following his 90th birthday appeal. Now inviting applications (deadline 31st October), they write:

“Have you ever heard of Kumarajiva, the 4th century monk who did a tremendous amount of work translating the Dharma into Chinese? For 12 years he led a team of monks and scholars with whom he accomplished the translation of the founding texts of the Great Vehicle, checking the translation of every single word...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

European Chairs’ Assembly talks money and many languages

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 - 19:04

European Chairs’ Assembly talks money and many languages

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 - 19:04

Moving towards the end of their weeklong meeting at Adhisthana, the European Chairs offered puja books in many European languages in an international puja in which we recited the positive precepts in nine languages. You’ll find the international puja book collection on a new shelf at the back of the shrine room.

They also reviewed their finances (see below) and enjoyed a series of very short, spontaneous ‘pop-up’ talks on topics including:

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna’s European Chairs meet at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 - 22:37

Triratna’s European Chairs meet at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 - 22:37

In their second meeting this year, members of Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) are spending the week at Adhisthana. We are around 45 women and men: leaders of Triratna urban centres, retreat centres and other enterprises, the Development Team they employ and some guests.

We bring you interviews or reports from the meeting, over on our Features space. 

Hear Parina from the Netherlands explain what the ECA does (6 minutes).

Besides playing...

Triratna News
Triratna News

European Chairs' Assembly winter meeting at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 21:24

European Chairs' Assembly winter meeting at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 21:24

The Chairs of Triratna’s centres and other enterprises in Europe are meeting this week at Adhisthana, for the first of the European Chairs’ Assembly’s two annual meetings this year.

After reporting in and a very inspiring day studying the Pure Land Sutras with Ratnaguna, they are hard at work, looking at their attitudes to money, hearing presentations from selected centres (this week it’s Taraloka and Guhyaloka) and playing table tennis.

They’ve also had a presentations on the Young Buddhist project, using news media to promote...

Triratna News
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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