Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, FutureDharma is now the main way Triratna seeds and supports sanghas around the world. This report is about how those gifts helped thousands of people to transform their lives last year.
Of course this year everything changed. Humanity now needs the Three Jewels more than ever. But with all our centres and retreat centres closed or severely restricted there’s a real danger that we barely sustain our own practice and sanghas, let...
Triratna Thrive: How FutureDharma is responding to the Coronavirus
FutureDharma exists to enable an abundantly funded, effective and well-resourced Triratna community that can respond to a suffering world and provide a progressive pathway to liberation.
The established purpose of FutureDharma is to seed and support Triratna Sanghas around the world, funding Dharma projects which promote unity, depth and breadth internationally, especially new projects which are bold and innovative. However a new approach is needed for this unprecedented time of rapid change, uncertainty and challenge.
We’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re going to be working a lot more closely with India Dhamma Trust.
With the world in lockdown, no-one is unaffected. In India conditions are hard. Food is difficult to come by and expensive. Many people don’t have homes or sanitation. People that do have homes often live with many family members sharing a small space. There is mass migration with migrant workers returning to their home villages. The sangha in India are responding to the needs...
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.
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 ...
“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...
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...