Vancouver Buddhist Centre has been dependent on the generosity of its pledgers for many years. Sadly, it was financially impossible to keep the doors open during the pandemic. Placing all their belongings in storage and letting go of the physical centre. Losing many of their pledgers, as well as, income from classes and retreats in the process.
“For my oh-so 6th decade birthday, I want to raise $1000 for every year I have completed on this planet. This amount will
Do you want to live this year with deeper meaning and purpose?
To develop more kindness, with others.. for others..
and move beyond ways that limit you?
For over fourty years people in our community have choosen to deepen their practice by joining a Karuna fundraising appeal team. Many have said that doing an appeal was one of the most significant and transformative times of their dharma lives.
Fundraising as a spiritual practice means remembering to open to what’s alive in each moment, meeting fear with metta...
“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ (From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)
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,...
We’d like to invite you to our “Share” day on Sunday 7th Feb 12-3pm. With a FREE swap-shap, chai cafe and drop-in meditation.
It’s a drop in event and all are welcome, so bring friends and family to have a look round the centre and join in the fun. The day is a celebration of community with the option to come together and share resources. Organised by our Young Buddhists group, activities on offer (all for free)...
In 2015 we stopped making charges for classes, courses, and Sangha activities, and invited all of us to keep them happening by giving money and energy.
We responded generously – our regular monthly donations have almost doubled. Thank you to everyone who has given, on behalf of everyone who has been through our doors this year to contact the Buddha-Dharma as expressed in our Sangha!
By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.
Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...
By viriyalila on Tue, 28 Aug, 2012 - 02:42Free Buddhist Audio offers two fabulous podcasts - FBA Talksand Dharmabytes. Every Saturday we share a full Dharma talk from our vast selection of recorded talks. And then every Monday and Thursday we bring you a Dharmabyte - a little gem from the archive - just a few minutes of Dharma to get you thinking about your own practice and how to take it further.