By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12The India Dhamma Trust is a Triratna project dedicated to raising funds to support the men’s and women’s Ordination Teams in India. Here - and in the accompanying video - Manjusiha interviews fellow IDT trustee Amalavajra about the Trust, his recent trip to India and the launch of an exciting new phase for the Trust.
MS: How did you get involved in the IDT? AV: I’ve been a fundraiser for the...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 9 May, 2012 - 11:01Bodhidaka writes from Guhyaloka, Triratna’s men’s retreat centre in the Spanish mountains, with news of their plans for Triratna’s first ‘One Year Retreat’ - and an invitation to contribute to it. He says -
“Since its founding in 1986 Guhyaloka retreat centre has hosted Triratna’s annual 4 month Ordination retreats for men. There has been a resident community here almost continuously since then, and many changes in how the community here has organised itself. Besides the regular...
By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 15:50Triratna’s Karuna Trust are offering short and long term opportunities to join the men’s fundraising community - known as the Appeal Vihara - based at the London Buddhist Centre.
In September 2010 Karuna started an ambitious project of establishing a year-long men’s door-knocking community in London. The team, led by Jayaraja, have formed a strong community, known as Viramandala, blending spiritual practice and fund-raising, and set within the vibrant mandala of the London Buddhist Centre.
By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with news of a ground-breaking legal victory won by one of Karuna’s Indian project partners, the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). The case was the first time perpetrators of a caste atrocity - still common in India - have been brought to justice by receiving life imprisonment under the Prevention of Atrocities Act (1989). She says -
By lokabandhu on Fri, 23 Dec, 2011 - 05:36As the Western world heads rapidly towards Christmas and the holiday period, life in India goes on much as normal. And on Triratna’s land in Bodh Gaya, place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Buddhavajra is just getting going. He’s a young Indian Order Member who moved there with his young family just over a year ago, with the strong intention to initiate Dhamma classes and retreats for local people - so often overlooked in the throng of pilgrims visiting the glittering...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 16 Dec, 2011 - 05:46Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust celebrating their last appeal of the year, a storming women’s Appeal in Birmingham UK - and highlighting their forthcoming booklet and poster advertising opportunities for 2012. She says -
“Karuna Fundraising 2012: Transforming Self and World
This autumn Nealey Conquest, Lucy Spence, Viryajyoti and Carunalaka (left to right in photo) raised £100,000 in six weeks for Karuna’s projects in India.
By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Sep, 2011 - 06:02Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with news of their annual Supporters Newsletter, just out. She says -
“Each year Karuna produces a newsletter to keep our many supporters informed about our work in India. This year’s newsletter feels especially poignant as it was co-written by our dear friend Manjusvara who died suddenly in June. It was probably one of his last pieces of writing which he crafted with his usual care and perceptiveness.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 2 Sep, 2011 - 06:18Over the next few weeks Indian Order members will be visiting Triratna Centres in the UK and talking about their lives and work. This is a great opportunity to get a different perspective on our community and the Dharma.
One of the benefits of experiencing the internationality of our Buddhist Movement is seeing what of Buddhism is cultural. Throughout its history the Dharma has adapted as it encounters different situations – so what is central and...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:15Satyadakini writes from Triratna’s Abhayaratna Trust - a fairly new charity, created as an international benevolent fund for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who may be suffering from sickness, old age or disability. She says -
“I’m writing on behalf of the Abhayaratna Trust to express our gratitude and rejoice in the care and generosity of Dharmachari Manjusvara who has left a legacy in his will to the Abhayaratna Trust. The Abhayaratna Trust came into being...