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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,...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & 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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna Buddhist Centres from across Europe, Adhisthana and Buddhafield are joining forces for the fifth Triratna International Gathering Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August 2017 at Adhisthana, UK. The title of the event is ‘Our Future Dharma: What the World Needs Now’.

The International Gathering is a very special opportunity to experience a large outdoor gathering of people from all over the Triratna world, mostly (but not all) camping, in beautiful countryside. Come and get an inspiring, deep and moving sense of the wider Triratna...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Future Dharma Fund launches #Triratna50 Appeal

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 16:02

Future Dharma Fund launches #Triratna50 Appeal

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 16:02

Exactly 50 years ago today Urgyen Sangharakshita dedicated the Triratna Meditation and Shrine room (yes it was called Triratna!) in a basement below a shop in Covent Garden.

So many lives have been transformed by the Buddhist movement that grew from that simple ceremony. 

Today FutureDharma Fund launches the Triratna50 Appeal will raise £500,000 this year to ensure that Triratna’s contribution to the world in its second 50 years is as extraordinary as in its first. 

Here are some of the projects that we’re funding with...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Grants from FutureDharma - helping Triratna respond to a suffering world

By Nandavajra on Tue, 24 Jan, 2017 - 15:26

Our Future Dharma – helping Triratna to grow and respond to a suffering world.

This year FutureDharma is passing on £142,000 to key Triratna projects and initiatives in the UK, Europe and India, which is a significant step-up in funding for the movement. We are now launching a second funding round which will be even more ambitious with a view to releasing grants for later in 2017 and for 2018.

We would welcome - from Triratna worldwide - expressions of interest and...

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

European Chairs’ Assembly talks money and many languages

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 - 19:04

European Chairs’ Assembly talks money and many languages

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 - 19:04

Moving towards the end of their weeklong meeting at Adhisthana, the European Chairs offered puja books in many European languages in an international puja in which we recited the positive precepts in nine languages. You’ll find the international puja book collection on a new shelf at the back of the shrine room.

They also reviewed their finances (see below) and enjoyed a series of very short, spontaneous ‘pop-up’ talks on topics including:

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) and their guests have been meeting at Adhisthana since last Monday. They have spent the week creatively and very harmoniously, considering a number of matters to do with the future flourishing of Triratna.

Today we heard about the forthcoming publication of the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works – in English. Considering that just 5% of the world’s 70 million people are native English-speakers, we also heard of the work of the new,...

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