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Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, Dharmamodini from Adelaide as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education, health, spiritual practice and equal status and ordination. Its...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

It was hard to explain to my friends what I was doing for six weeks. I flippantly described my volunteer work at Karuna as a mixture of meditation, group therapy and telesales. Whilst this depiction clearly undersold my experience, on the surface the job did primarily involve calling up Karuna supporters and asking them to increase their donations – an activity undertaken by numerous charities.

And yet, I have come away from these six weeks with a profound sense of gratitude that...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Concluding thoughts at the end of the ECA, Summer 2019

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jul, 2019 - 18:42

“To be a chair is not to be a particular kind of person…they are very different. But what they do have in common, is a love of Triratna, a love of the Dharma and a longing to help…”

The 2019 Summer ECA - European Chairs’ Assembly - took place at Padmaloka in the UK.  We are joined by Aryanita from Paris, Vanaraji from Mid-Essex, Jayaraja from Buddhafield and Amrutasiddhi from Nagpur, India, all reflecting on how...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Vacancy at Karuna: Full-time Programme Manager

By Karuna on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 16:43

Vacancy at Karuna: Full-time Programme Manager

By Karuna on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 16:43

Inspired by Buddhist values Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Our work focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

We’re looking for a new Programme Manager to join our dynamic London-based team. The job involves working with projects and partner organisations in India and Nepal, including a number of our Indian Triratna Trusts, to deliver positive change in the lives of people from Dalit and other marginalised communities.

You’ll need to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

It’s Akashamitra here from Karuna. I’m a programme manager, and as such work very closely with some of the projects Karuna funds. I’ve been working with ITBCI school for the last 4 years, regularly visiting them in Kalimpong, and supporting the school with their work.  As many of you will know, Bhante’s main teacher Dhardo Rinpoche founded the school in 1954 to support some of the poorest children in India, many of whom had recently come over the border...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

We are delighted to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Sunday 5 May 2019 at Saddhamma Pradip Retreat Center, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India.

Here are their new names:

Public preceptor Amritadipa

Private preceptor Adityabodhi
Prakash Jadham, from Mumbai, becomes Danakirti (Having the fame of generosity)
Shashikant Sonawane, from Yerwada, becomes Karmasena (King of action)

Private preceptor Amritadipa
Vasant Kamble, from Yerwada, becomes Viryashila (Having the virtue of energy)

Private preceptor Jutindhar
Bansi Kate, from Yerwada, becomes Amitruchi (Having Infinite light)
Somanath Bhalerao becomes Shakyadhar (Upholder of Shakya lineage)


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Aryaloka Computer Education India
Aryaloka Computer Education India

Aryaloka Computer Education, Raipur centre, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 13:12

Aryaloka Computer Education, Raipur centre, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 13:12

At Aryaloka Computer Education, Raipur, Chhattisgarh branch summer computer classes are going on. Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh state. We have opened up this branch 4 and half years ago. It’s going well. The centre coordinatior Dhammachari Akshayavajra along with two more teachers (Rajesh Rajpal and receptionist Mamata Maurya) are doing good work. They all are enjoying running this centre as right...

Aryaloka Computer Education India
Aryaloka Computer Education India

Aryaloka Computer Education, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 12:42

Aryaloka Computer Education, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 12:42

Inauguration of 5th branch of Aryaloka Computer Education at Kachahari chouk, Kaira road, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh.

It is 170 km from Raipur. The trustees of Aryaloka (Dh. Aryaketu, Dh. Karunasen, Dh. Aryakirti) visited as main guests and Dh. Akshayavajra and Dhammamitra Phoolmani presided over the ceremony.
            Its very nice and good looking building on road side and have lot of...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Caste System In India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is about The Caste System In India by Amoghasiddhi, a public preceptor in India, who shares about the influence of Dr. Ambedkar on his life and community.

Listen to the Yashosagar, another public preceptor, on this same occasion The Caste System In India.

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