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Are you, or do you know anybody living with long-term illness, pain that comes back regularly (doesn’t have to be severe), or have emotional stress around your health that could benefit from a free Breathworks Mindfulness for Health (Mindfuness Based Pain Management) course running from 22 April to 17 June, 1-2.15pm?
We’ll have a taster session for the free 9-week LGBTQ friendly course on 8 and 15 April from 1-2pm. All sessions will be held on Zoom. In this...
Members of Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA: the Chairs of Triratna centres, retreat centres and other initiatives in Europe) take seriously their responsibility to protect children and adults from harm in the course of Triratna activities.
The ECA employs an overall Safeguarding officer, Munisha, who works with the Safeguarding Adviser, Amaladipa, who is very senior in the criminal justice system in the UK.
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...
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.)
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.
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.
Triratna has many Facebook pages, personal and collective. Padmavyuha (UK) writes with news about one of the newest, with already nearly 90 members.
The Triratna gender-diverse Buddhist Facebook group is “open to anyone who experiences or identifies themselves as (for example) trans, intersex, genderqueer, gender-questioning or genderless. It’s open to our allies too; anyone who wants to support us better.”
Padmavyuha continues, “The Triratna community is a very nourishing environment for many women and men practising the Dharma, but not everybody experiences themselves simply...