College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 women took place at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India. The Private Ordinations took place on the 18th January, and the Public Ordinations on the 19th January. 

Amidst difficult conditions, with the support of Srimala, we, the four new Indian Public Preceptors, conducted our first Public Ordinations – the first ordinations of women in India to take place since December 2017.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With...

Abhayaratna Trust
Triratna News

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

By Centre Team on Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

By Centre Team on Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

2021 has been another rollercoaster of a year: with the three of the traditional ‘four sights’ of old age, sickness and death an ever present backdrop. But 2021 has also been interspersed with moments of beauty, generosity, connectedness and hope.

Our team has been busy this year keeping the fourth sight—the Dharma—alive; fostering community—sangha—at a time of continued uncertainty.

Looking back over the year, here are some of our highlights from the year that was 2021:

Support The Buddhist Centre Online in 2022—and beyond!...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.

We began...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

The Eight Guidelines | The Altruistic Dimension (Hindi with Subtitles)

By akasajoti on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 11:48

The Eight Guidelines | The Altruistic Dimension (Hindi with Subtitles)

By akasajoti on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 11:48

अमोघसिद्धि और अमृतदीप, नागपुर (भारत) से, हमारे समन्वय के परोपकारी पहलू के अर्थ और महत्व पर प्रतिबिंबित करते हैं, छठे में, समन्वय प्रशिक्षण के लिए आठ दिशानिर्देशों के बारे में सार्वजनिक उपदेशकों के बीच अनौपचारिक, व्यक्तिगत, वार्तालापों की एक श्रृंखला में। आठ दिशानिर्देश एक ढांचे की पेशकश करते हैं जिसके माध्यम से आदेश सदस्य और मित्र त्रिरत्न बौद्ध आदेश में समन्वय के लिए शरण और प्रशिक्षण की प्रक्रिया के बारे में प्रतिबिंबित कर सकते हैं और संवाद कर सकते हैं।...

Nottingham Buddhist Centre
Nottingham Buddhist Centre

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 16:59

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 16:59

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

Saturday 20th November 2021 (2.5 hrs)

10:30am-1pm IE &UK

USA PST 02:30 | México 04:30 | USA EST 05:30 | IE & UK 10:30 | Europe CET 11:30 |  India 16:00 | Australia AEST 21:30 | New Zealand NZDT 23:30


For the Sangha festival this year, the Nottingham Sangha will be connecting with our brothers and sisters in the...

Karuna Fundraisers
Triratna News

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

By Ananta on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

By Ananta on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of Karuna USA

Live launch: November 6th: 1-3pm EDT | 10am-12pm PDT | 11am-1pm México | 5-7pm IE & UK | 6-8pm Europe

Karuna USA has been established by Triratna sangha members based in the United States as a sister entity to Karuna UK and Karuna Germany. We are grateful to Karuna UK’s Trustees and Team for their invaluable support. 

Sharing similar missions and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr. Ambedkar, Buddhism, and the Post-Pandemic World: Live Online, 15-16 October

By Maitriveer Nagarjuna on Tue, 12 Oct, 2021 - 20:10

An invitation to celebrate the 65th Dhammachakra Pravartan Din Online
The pandemic has not only exposed social fault-lines and weaknesses in a way that can no longer be ignored but also exacerbated many of them, not only in India but throughout the world. Concurrently, and perhaps enabled by it, the international geopolitical situation seems to have made a considerable shift. India and the world are faced with old questions they can no longer ignore, and new questions they have to face...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Order Members

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of four Public Preceptors: Abhayadana and Vijaya from Nagpur, and Abhayavati and Shubhajaya from Pune; all from India. These are especially significant appointments as there have been no Indian women Public Preceptors active in the College since Jnanasuri and Karunamaya each retired for health reasons (although they, and Srimala, continue to support the situation).

Abhayadana worked for 20 years as project leader for an...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

By tejadhamma on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

By tejadhamma on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Though the second wave of Covid-19 and lockdown have been abating, we are still working on relief work in slums of Kamptee, Nagpur, India.

Here, daily wagers are still finding it difficult to get jobs, and earnings to manage their everyday lives. It is difficult for them to cope with the expenses for children’s online classes/school, food, and other necessary things. People are in need of help.

Here is a film shot in a slum called Alamnagar, Kamptee. We are working in 24 slums...

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