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FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Major Grant Round Open

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 15:48

FutureDharma Fund’s Major Project round for funding in 2019 is now open for applications. Major projects are those seeking more than £3,000 overall, which can include large multi-year projects.

Although demand usually always outstrip our capacity to provide funding, inviting a broad range of applications each year, particularly internationally, helps to ensure that we support the most effective projects which offer the best value for the funding available.

Major projects funded in 2018 include:

  • Supporting the development of Young People’s activities throughout
  • ...
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Bhante blesses the FutureDharma Jambala rupa!

Posted by Amalavajra to FutureDharma on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 18:59

Bhante blesses the FutureDharma Jambala rupa!

Posted by Amalavajra to FutureDharma 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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Your gifts are passing on the Dharma in Venezuela

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:24

Your gifts are passing on the Dharma in Venezuela

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:24

If there’s no way people can travel to a retreat, then why not fly the retreat to them! 

Aryavacin (Nottingham, UK), Manjusiha (Padmaloka, UK), and Padmashalin (Valencia, Spain), have done just that.

The location? Merida, Venezuela.

The three friends landed last week and immediately began leading a valuable retreat programme.

The situation is tough in Merida. Vajranatha is the only Order member in the sangha, in fact in the whole of Venezuela. He’s been working heroically to keep Merida’s thriving sangha going.

Recent economic turmoil in Venezuela has...

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FutureDharma

Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

If you are planning, or already run, a Triratna Dharma project then FutureDharma Fund might be able to help. We have three different funding routes depending on your project - Central projects, Major Projects and the Small Grant Fund (details of each round provided below). 

You may submit an expression of interest to us anytime, but Central and Major Projects applications may only be submitted when each funding round is open. The small grant programme is open for applications throughout the year. Please contact ...

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FutureDharma Fund - Small Grants Programme

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 16:25

FutureDharma Fund - Small Grants Programme

Posted by Viryanaga to FutureDharma on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 16:25

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.
  • Travel costs for visiting
  • ...
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FutureDharma

A Library for Cuernavaca Centre, Mexico

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 13:42

A Library for Cuernavaca Centre, Mexico

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 13:42

Deepening Dharma practice, building sangha, outreach to other people - all of these are happening in Mexico at the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre thanks to gifts to FutureDharma Fund.

The Cuernavaca sangha have worked together to create a library full of Dharma books and electronic resources.

They tell us that the political situation in Mexico has led to much social inequality. Many young people have never had the opportunity to use a library. The sangha have created the library as a place of inspiration...

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FutureDharma

New Mitras in Clacton-on-Sea, UK

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 - 16:27

New Mitras in Clacton-on-Sea, UK

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 - 16:27

Sometimes just a simple thing like help with the rent can make all the difference and help people transform their lives.

On 5th December 2017 in Clacton-on-Sea, UK Grace Welfar and Pauline Anderson became Mitras, deepening their commitment to practice within the Triratna sangha. 

Grace and Pauline wouldn’t have been there without your gifts to FutureDharma. They both go to the Clacton-on-Sea study group, which brings 8 people together each week to study the Dharma and build sangha together. Your gifts help pay for...

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FutureDharma

KM4 Australia

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 20 Nov, 2017 - 12:40

KM4 Australia

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 20 Nov, 2017 - 12:40

“In a continent as vast as Australia, our Triratna centres are often hundreds if not thousands of kilometres apart…”

KM4 Australia is a fantastic new project that will support Order members in outlying centres and GFR training across Australia. But it can only happen with your gifts.

Here Maitripala explores what it means to engage in Kalyana Mitrata across an entire continent.

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FutureDharma

FutureDharma at the International Gathering

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 - 13:59

FutureDharma at the International Gathering

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 - 13:59

A huge thank you to everyone who gave to FutureDharma at the International Gathering 2017 at Adhisthana. It was an amazing weekend of friendship, worship and sunshine, of puja, bonfires and singing, and of course, our vegan FutureDharma doughnuts!

Our lovely team were to be found in the barn, telling people all about FutureDharma projects, and helping them make their pledges to support them. During the Sunday evening puja, Amalavajra led a short meditation and gave us the opportunity to offer our pledges...

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Bringing us Together

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Bringing us Together

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Q. There’s no shortage of Dharma materials available online, right? So why is the buddhistcentre.com so important?

Used by 60,000 people every month, free of charge, thebuddhistcentre.com is for everyone.  

It brings us together. Regardless of where we live we can share a wealth of news, video, talks and led meditations. It’s an online space where we can communicate, learn, and support each other in our practice - even attend a mitra ceremony!

Inspired to Give to FutureDharma and support thebuddhistcentre.com and our other amazing projects?

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