In October 2018 Saraha paid a visit to Venezuela, part funded by Future Dharma, to support the sangha and Vajranatha, who is the only Order member in the whole of Venezuela. Saraha writes a full account of his time there and gives us some impressions of what it is like for those living and practising the Dharma in the midst of a volatile political landscape.
“It really felt like a good and useful thing to do. People, mountains, landslides… The...
A new fund - the Global Pioneers’ Fund - was launched by FutureDharma at the recent Combined Area Order Weekend in Adhisthana. Sanghadeva, a ‘serial pioneer’, painted a vision of 3,200 Triratna Centres around the world in another 50 years’ time. The call to support pioneering work inspired about 150 gifts from Order Members totalling £54,000.
Sanghadeva was speaking on Sunday to 350 Order Members from around the UK and Ireland who had gathered at Adhisthana to...
FutureDharma is able to provide a number of small grants of up to £3,000 for inspirational Triratna Dharma projects and initiatives which have immediate funding needs or smaller local projects which are prevented from establishing themselves due to a lack of local funds.
Example of projects we supported with this fund in the 2017 include:
Flight costs for a Venezuelan mitra to attend a GFR retreat in Mexico.
Room rental costs for the Clacton-on-sea mitra group.
Matched funding for the new Colchester Buddhist Centre’s signage.
Want to help Triratna reach more people around the world?
The FutureDharma team is looking for a fundraiser to join Amalavajra at Adhisthana
Applications are invited from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order or mitras training for ordination for the post of Fundraiser for this exciting, bold and important new initiative. The next years are a crucial time for Triratna and arguably the world and the Fund aims to resource the unity of Triratna, the depth of practice within our community and our breadth...