FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Are we speaking the same language? (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Are we speaking the same language? (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

In our last stories we shared how Alex in Brazil, Zoe in Singapore, and Celia in New Zealand practice in our Sangha online from very different contexts. What they all have in common is being able to participate in classes and practice days in English. But what if you don’t speak English? 

Our fantastic Triratna Translation Board already translate Dharma books into many languages of course. And in the last 18 months they’ve thrown themselves into our new online environment - Perhaps you heard them translating...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

From Ireland to New Zealand and back again (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

From Ireland to New Zealand and back again (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Although she’s originally from New Zealand, Celia has lived in Dublin for 14 years. She’s a member of the Dublin Sangha and loves the Dharma classes there.

In spring 2020 Celia travelled to New Zealand on what she thought would be a 2-week trip to see her family. But New Zealand went into lockdown and she found herself stranded on the other side of the world from her life back in Dublin, Ireland.

It was a really tough time for Celia. She needed to find...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

When your local sangha is online (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

When your local sangha is online (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

In yesterday’s post we shared Alex’s experience of being able to reach out online, along with his sangha in Brazil, and practice with our international Sangha. 

Zoe lives in Singapore, and unlike Alex, doesn’t have a local sangha. In fact Zoe is the only practising member of Triratna in Singapore. Her nearest sanghas are in Australia and India! Despite this Zoe is a Mitra and is training for Ordination.  

We all know the importance of having a local sangha where we can study and practice and share...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Being part of our International Sangha (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Being part of our International Sangha (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Alex lives in Sao Paulo Brazil. He loves being part his sangha and helps Manjupriya, the only Order member in Brazil, run their activities. Theirs is the only Triratna sangha in Brazil. In fact their nearest neighbours are our Sangha in Merida, Venezuela - 2,700 miles away!  

Being able to take part in International Sangha Day: A Festival of Light was an unexpected and precious opportunity for Alex and his sangha. It’s not possible for him to travel from Brazil to go on...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

When the pandemic hit in spring 2020 many of us went into immediate lockdowns. As our local Buddhist Centres were forced to close their doors many worked with tremendous resource and ingenuity to move their sanghas online. It really was incredible to see.

The Buddhist Centre Online team responded with a gift to our Sangha in the form of the Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times. This almost magical resource of podcasts, talks, retreats, courses, and live meditation sessions...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 kilometres north of Berlin, lies the so-called “Rote Burg“ (Red Castle): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 square metres of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 square metres of meadows and oak forest.

In July 2020, Aryabandhu, Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Centre, signed the purchase contract for the Rote Burg. This step was preceded by more than two years of intensive...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

£500,000 Target Reached - Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

By Karuna on Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 17:18

£500,000 Target Reached - Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

By Karuna on Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 17:18

I am delighted to announce that, thanks to all our supporters, we have beaten our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal target of £500,000!

Thank you to everyone who got involved. To see the very real impact donations have already had, please watch the short video.

These are just a few of the thousands of people we’ve already reached with emergency supplies and will continue to support. 

Still more have received educational support while schools are shut, livelihood training while jobs are sparse, and health supplies to keep their families safe during this crisis. Thanks again...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

I am Gunaketu and I am inspired to do more to help build “a new society” - based on truthfulness and sustainability - so very much in demand these days!

After helping build the Manchester Buddhist Centre I started the Oslo Buddhistsenter in 2000 which is now a thriving little centre with 9 men and women preparing for ordination.

To help promote social and ecological sustainability I want to write a doctorial thesis and a book. It will combine six articles already published and compare...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Video and resources from Fundraising Seminar now available

By Vajrashura on Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 - 20:41

Video and resources from Fundraising Seminar now available

By Vajrashura on Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 - 20:41

Dear friends,

Here are the video and resources from the Sikkha and Future Dharma seminar entitled Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres.

Video of Seminar

The video for the seminar is now available in our Online Seminars Playlist on YouTube. Feel free to share with anyone who might find it useful.

Future Dharma Fundraising Toolkit and Resources

You can find the Fundraising Toolkit page Kusaladevi mentioned on the Sikkha Website, including the videos. Here you will find resources like the Fundraising Toolkit Document and the Comparisons...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Webinar: "Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres"

By kusaladevi on Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 - 15:19

Webinar: "Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres"

By kusaladevi on Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 - 15:19

Dear Friends,

I’m writing on behalf of Future Dharma, in partnership with the Sikkha Project to invite you to an online webinar: Effective Fundraising for Triratna centres. The webinar will take place on Friday, June 12th at 9:30am (BST) and then again at 5pm (BST), taking into account the needs of the different time zones. We hope people from around the world will be able to participate.

Triratna has moved swiftly to respond to the Covid crisis, by offering online content and engagement through live-streaming and...

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