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Triratna model Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2019

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 21:36

Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults are published today, updated for 2019 by Triratna’s Safeguarding team, part of Triratna’s Ethics Kula.

(See ‘Who are the Ethics kula and Safeguarding team?” and ‘What is Safeguarding?” below.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures can be seen as a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva path of protecting living beings from harm.

The Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the initiative of Triratna’s International Council)...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Video - Triratna's Gender Diverse Working Group

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jan, 2019 - 15:24

Video - Triratna's Gender Diverse Working Group

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jan, 2019 - 15:24

“[Being Gender Diverse] isn’t a matter of a whim or ideology but a deeply experienced need to find oneself in the world in a different kind of way from the conventional man/woman division. And, recognising that the Dharma is all about experiencing our humanity as deeply and truly as possible, that includes bringing in our gender experience obviously.

Jnanamitra speaks with Saddhaloka, chair of the College of Public Preceptors, about the work of Triratna’s Gender Diverse Working...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

To celebrate Dublin Pride 2018, and Buddhist Action Month (BAM), the Dublin Buddhist Centre hosted a special Pride celebration on the 25th June. Kasey Tobin, a GFR Mitra involved in the event gives us a flavour of the event.

“This event was facilitated by a number of us in the Dublin Sangha with LGBT+ experiences.  As LGBT+ people we have seen a lot of progress in securing our human rights in the last few...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Pride 2018 - Towards Diversity in Triratna

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 15:48

Pride 2018 - Towards Diversity in Triratna

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 15:48

Check out our fabulous Instagram / Facebook story about why diversity matters to Triratna. There’s a lot of work to do in our community. We want everyone to feel welcomed at our Buddhist Centres around the world. It’s a priority of Triratna’s International Council -...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2018

By Munisha on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 14:56

Continuing work begun in 2013, Triratna’s Ethics kula and Safeguarding team present the 2018 updated model Ethical guidelines and model policies for Safeguarding children and adults in Triratna.

The Ethical guidelines are an internal statement of our values, complementing our model Safeguarding documents, which follow national requirements of charities in England and Wales.

These documents are made available to every Triratna Centre and Group, to use as the basis for their own documents.

Further documents are in development, concerning, for example: disability; bullying and harassment; the Safeguarding of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'One Sangha': First Triratna Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 11:42

'One Sangha': First Triratna Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 11:42

In the latest NewsByte video report from Clear Vision, we hear about Triratna’s first ever Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention, held in June at Triratna’s Berlin Centre, Buddhistisches Tor.

Looking at the theme of ‘One sangha’, 70 people aged 18-35 attended, from nine countries, as German event organiser Hannah explains, alongside Prasadacarin, new Chair of Stockholm Buddhist Centre. (At 28 he’s the youngest Chair in the Triratna world.)

‘Mainland European’ may seem a strange term, but...

Triratna News
Triratna News

NewsByte: Gender diverse study day

By Munisha on Fri, 24 Feb, 2017 - 13:55

NewsByte: Gender diverse study day

By Munisha on Fri, 24 Feb, 2017 - 13:55

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte takes us to Triratna’s Gender diverse group’s first day of study and sangha at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Kamalanandi shares his own story of transitioning and explains how and why the group was set up.

The second gender diverse retreat runs 4th-7th May 2017 at Adhisthana, UK.

See a report on Triratna’s first gender diverse retreat.

Catch up with the interview ”Gender diversity in Triratna”: Video | Audio

Follow the Triratna Gender...

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Triratna News

First gender diverse retreat for Adhisthana and Triratna

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 - 13:33

First gender diverse retreat for Adhisthana and Triratna

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 - 13:33

13th-15th May this year saw Adhisthana host the first ever weekend retreat for Triratna’s gender diverse sangha. Kamalanandi was there. (Apologies for an email mixup which has delayed publication of his report.)

“The retreat was led by a team of four Order members, some of whom had been instrumental in establishing the Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhists’ Facebook group, from which this retreat emerged.

Our theme was “Mind body bardo” and we had a few short...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World - Bright Spots

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:15

Meeting The Needs Of The World - Bright Spots

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:15

Following the earlier set of talks about different areas of challenge for contemporary Buddhists in the modern world - at times sobering as we heard evoked strongly the huge needs involved - we get to hear some tales of ordinary communities of practitioners who are doing something creative in response.

Jnanadhara evokes a wonderful climate march in Dublin; Viveka reports on the San Francisco sangha looking together at racial bias; Vajrajyoti describes how a Buddhist recovery movement took...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Today was devoted to looking at our relationship with a suffering world and how we might meet its needs as a community.

The morning saw short but heartfelt talks from 
•    Akuppa (UK), on climate change and the effect it is already having, including its relationship to refugee crises;
•    Viveka (North America), on moving towards greater ethnic diversity in Triratna;
•    Yashosagar (India), on combatting poverty and discrimination, looking at the teachings of Dr Ambedkar.

All three...

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