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...

Triratna News
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 Aryanisha on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Aryanisha 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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