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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

Nottingham Buddhist Centre
Nottingham Buddhist Centre

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 16:59

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 16:59

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

Saturday 20th November 2021 (2.5 hrs)

10:30am-1pm IE &UK

USA PST 02:30 | México 04:30 | USA EST 05:30 | IE & UK 10:30 | Europe CET 11:30 |  India 16:00 | Australia AEST 21:30 | New Zealand NZDT 23:30


For the Sangha festival this year, the Nottingham Sangha will be connecting with our brothers and sisters in the...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

When you're not sure what to do, start by giving (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

When you're not sure what to do, start by giving (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday we shared the Sikkha Project’s work to support our Buddhist Centres to provide the best in Triratna’s Dharma teaching. When I was writing the post I was struck by how many times I used the word give - people giving their time, their expertise, their support.  

Our next project really showed us all how to give. When the pandemic took hold, Windhorse Publications found themselves in a tight spot. They rely on selling the majority of their books in our Centre...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Sharing High Quality Dharma Teaching (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 29 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Sharing High Quality Dharma Teaching (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 29 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Wherever we are in the world, whether we attend a busy urban Buddhist centre or a small group, we can be sure that we’re receiving an integrated spiritual training from when we first attend a beginners course, right up until we join the Order.

This is due in large part to the Sikkha Project which provides online teaching resources so that our Buddhist Centres can teach as effectively as possible. 

During the pandemic The Sikkha Project really rose to the challenge of supporting our teaching...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Sharing our Rich History (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Sharing our Rich History (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

For many of us reaching out to our Sangha in India was a natural response to the heightened fear of illness that the pandemic brought. If anything, it’s become clearer than ever before that we really are all connected.

The pandemic also provoked an increased sense of urgency to work with our minds. Over the next few days we’re going to share FutureDharma projects that preserve and promote the very best of Triratna’s rich heritage of Dharma teaching.

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Video Project is collecting video...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

India - A Coordinated Response (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 27 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

India - A Coordinated Response (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 27 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday’s post shared the incredible Emergency Relief Work our Sangha in India have been doing. The Indian Ordination Teams continue to play a huge role in this, supporting their sanghas to reach out to those in need.

In more usual times the Ordination Teams would fundraise for half of their costs with the other half met by generous donations to India Dhamma Trust. That’s not been possible for them to do during the lockdowns of course. We’re very happy to say FutureDharma...

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Amalavajra - Your Money or Your Life

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 17:30

Amalavajra - Your Money or Your Life

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 17:30

Money makes for wonderful means but terrible ends. If we focus our life a mere symbol of relative value then we risk alienating ourselves from the very things we seek - love, meaning and rich experience. Could money instead be a means to not just a better world, but to Enlightenment itself?

Amalavajra is an ex-City broker turned fundraiser. This talk was given to a public audience as part of the June 2014 ‘BAM’ series: ...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

India - Compassion in Action (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

India - Compassion in Action (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Our Sanghas in India continue to be particularly hard hit by the Covid pandemic, and are now facing a potential third wave.

Our Ordination Teams in India continue to lead their Sangha in providing a coordinated and wholehearted response to the immediate practical needs of the people around them. People who thought they had been forgotten. 

Starting in March 2020, they have provided emergency food and medicines to people regardless of caste or religion. And with their generosity they’ve made manifest a vision of what...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Building a Better Future (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Building a Better Future (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday we featured Kusaladevi’s fundraising support work that helped so many of our local Buddhist Centres not only survive the pandemic but thrive. We didn’t just want Triratna to survive - we wanted to help it continue to grow and reach out to more people.

The Triratna York Buddhist Group UK reached out to us and asked for help to convert an old empty shop and create York’s first Buddhist Centre. As they were planning to do this at a time when...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Keeping our Buddhist Centres Thriving (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Sun, 24 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Keeping our Buddhist Centres Thriving (One World, One Sangha)

By Liz_Bassett on Sun, 24 Oct, 2021 - 05:00

Yesterday we featured the work our fabulous Triratna Translations Board are doing to to ensure that everyone can benefit from Dharma talks online. Talking about all the many different languages in which members of our Triratna sangha practice reminded me of the preciousness of our local contexts.

Our International Sangha is of course made up of the net of Triratna’s local sanghas. Without these there is no International Sangha. 

As soon as the Covid pandemic took hold FutureDharma committed to helping Triratna get online. Alongside this we...

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