Stopping at a roadside service station during a journey many years ago, Sangharakshita surprised his companions by throwing a coin into the wishing well outside. “Did you wish for Enlightenment?” they joked. “No”, he answered, “Enlightenment is guaranteed if you make the effort. I wished for money. With money you can start Buddhist centres.”
Triratna’s FutureDharma Fund, aiming to raise £3-5 million and £500K in annual income by 2021, launched last Saturday at the Combined Order Convention at Wymondham in...
We are very excited to let you know about our search for a new buddhist centre in Oslo.
We want it to express all three Cs: Centre, Community and Co-operative, as described in the video.
The order members in Oslo, Muditadevi, Sraddhapa and Gunaketu will all buy parts of the building and offer this as security against the mortgage of the remaining building which is the Oslo Buddhistsenter. Later, the Oslo Buddhistsenter will buy back these parts to make use of the whole building.
Liz Bassett joined FutureDharma Team in April. Working alongside our Lead Fundraiser, Amalavajra, Liz is our new Communications & Donor Care Manager.
A GFR Mitra, Liz has moved down from Glasgow, her sangha of 8 years, to live and work at Adhisthana. She has previously worked in the NHS as well as the charity and education sectors, and is very happy to be working for Triratna. Her first task is producing the new FutureDharma website that will go live...
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 May, 2016 - 16:17
We continue to have success with our sponsorship campaigns in 2015 and 2016 – thank you to all who have sponsored a book. Here are two new books, both due to be published in late 2016. Please consider sponsoring one or both.
Mindful Emotion: a short course in kindness – by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel. Drawing on their clinical experience as well as their Buddhist practice, the authors have developed an eight-week practical course...
Anyone who makes a referral that leads to a successful participant/volunteer in the upcoming Karuna Telephone Campaign will be rewarded £120 towards any Triratna retreat that they would like to attend.
So, if you are unable to join the campaign yourself, it’s time to spread the word to all your contacts and friends!
30th May 2016 - 8th July, London - Save the date!
“The most satisfying and fulfilling sense of achievement and connection with myself, the team and the wider world.”...
FutureDharma is a significant new international Triratna fund, intended to provide greatly improved financial support for Triratna worldwide as we move into our second 50 years, at a time of real challenge for humanity and the planet.
Amalavajra is the ECA’s fundraiser. He writes: “Grounded in Bhante’s vision, FutureDharma is a collaboration between Triratna’s International Order Office, College of Public Preceptors and European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA), as well as its International Council.
The Fund will focus on developing the depth, unity and breadth Triratna needs in order to respond...
Thanks to its “amazing” Buddhist volunteer fundraisers, in 2015 Triratna’s Karuna Trust had the best fundraising year in its 35-year history.
Karuna’s head of fundraising, Steven Murdoch, writes: “In a year when the UK charity sector was widely criticised for some dubious fundraising practices, Karuna had its most successful fundraising season ever. This means we are on course to send over £1M to our project partners working with persecuted dalit and tribal communities in India and Nepal.”
Welcome to Day 5 of our Twelve Days of FBA Fundraiser! For our main offering today we have two full-length talks by Dharmacharinis Vajratara and Vajrasara on the topic of the Buddha’s life. Like so many of the speakers in our archive, these two women demonstrate both their knowledge of the Dharma and their immense capacity to make it relevant to our modern life in these talks.
It’s the Third Day of FBA, and we give to you a fantastic collection of led meditations available on Free Buddhist Audio - perfect for your practice on the cushion!
Our main track today is an excellent introduction and lead-through of the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by Kamalashila. This track has its home on our Free Buddhist Audio space on Soundcloud, and is excerpted from this year’s online Urban Retreat.
Other Great Meditation Lead-Throughs and Resources Available from FBA: