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FutureDharma Fund: Temporary Programmes Assistant

By Nandavajra on Fri, 19 Apr, 2019 - 09:52

Job opportunity with FutureDharma Fund: Temporary Programmes Assistant

In the last 3 years FutureDharma has grown to support around 40 international projects. Currently our small team consists has just 3 people actively working for FutureDharma; Nandavajra, Viryanaga and Patrick. Amalavajra is away until August 2019 supporting an Ordination Course.

We are therefore seeking some short-term assistance with managing the day-to-day grants and programmes work, while Viryanaga (Programmes and Finance Director) focuses on longer-term development activities.

This post will be up to 2 days per week (60...

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Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

FutureDharma Fund has published their first annual report detailing all the projects worldwide - from India, mainland Europe, Americas and into Australia and New Zealand - that they are making possible. FutureDharma Fund was established in 2016 to raise funds to help the Triratna Buddhist Community reach more and more people as we move into our next 50 years.

Last year some 500 people gave £274,000 to support 35 projects around the world - projects such as supporting a ...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

2018 Annual report now published

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 15:00

2018 Annual report now published

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 15:00

“More of the same, reaching more and more people.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Speaking just a few months before he died, this was Sangharakshita’s ongoing vision for Triratna. FutureDharma exists to help make this beautifully simple vision a vibrant reality.

We set out in 2016 with nine Dharma Priorities, the blessing and support of the College of Public Preceptors, and the fervent belief that members of Triratna love our sangha and want to give other people the opportunity to benefit from it. From the get go we have supported...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Bhante blesses the FutureDharma Jambala rupa!

By Amalavajra on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 18:59

Bhante blesses the FutureDharma Jambala rupa!

By Amalavajra on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 18:59

Today Bhante Sangharakshita blessed FutureDharma’s Jambala rupa, and wished our whole team every success in raising money for our movement’s projects.

He said something like, “Money is necessary for all activities in the world. In the right hands it can make such a difference. There can be hardly any better use for money than Dharma work”

We talked about US...

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Triratna News

Supporting the Venezuelan Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 6 Apr, 2018 - 11:15

Supporting the Venezuelan Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 6 Apr, 2018 - 11:15

With the help of Future Dharma Fund, three Order Members from the UK and Spain visited Merida in Venezuela to help the Sangha there, who are growing despite being in challenging conditions. Aryavachin (living in Nottingham but from Venezuela), Manjusiha (from Padmaloka, UK) and Padmashalin (from Valencia, Spain) have been kept busy in Venezuala!

Aryavachin has been keeping a record of the visit, which started with an afternoon on William Blake and the integration of...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

The mystery of the red T shirts

By Munisha on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 15:46

The mystery of the red T shirts

By Munisha on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 15:46

Taking and editing pictures throughout the International Gathering, I’ve gradually become aware of a certain redness growing all around me.

More and more people are wearing red T shirts.

More and more people are taking out monthly standing orders to the FutureDharma Fund.

And people who commit themselves to monthly giving to Triratna projects around the world in this way get a free red “Pass it on” T shirt! (See the pictures.)

In celebration of generosity (and in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

By Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

By Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

Three hundred and fifty or so members of the Triratna Buddhist Order have been meeting at Adhisthana, UK. This summer’s UK and Ireland Order weekend included women and men from countries including Sweden, France, Spain, India, Belgium, Mexico and Venezuela, supported by an international mitra team.

The weekend had three emphases:
1. Extending outwards
2. Going deeper
3. Learning from the past

Extending outwards The Order’s symbol is the thousand-armed...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

Money often substitutes for other things we want. But how to tell the difference? Amalavajra, a banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser, explores how his relationship with money has changed.

Listen to an interview with Amalavajra on his life as banker and Buddhist

In May 1999, at the age of twenty-five, I was a bond dealer at JP Morgan, a major US investment bank just off Fleet Street. I had always wanted to be, yes, a ‘millionaire’, and was now well...

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Job Opportunity: Development and FutureDharma Team Financial Officer / Bookkeeper

By Nandavajra on Sun, 23 Jul, 2017 - 15:36

Job Opportunity: Development and FutureDharma Team Financial Officer / Bookkeeper

The European Triratna Development and FutureDharma team is looking for a well organised and self-motivated part-time (up to the equivalent of 2 days a week) Finance Officer / Bookkeeper to cover the bookkeeping and financial management needs of the European Triratna Chairs Assembly Charity and the new FutureDharma Fund Charity. This is an opportunity to join a very effective and respected team that serves the development of the Triratna Buddhist Community in...

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