Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

India Boo No. 1 - To Nagpur

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 - 14:52
The first of many posts in our new India series to follow the Triratna International Council and International Order Convention. Here are Sucimani and Dassini (misnamed at first as Munisha in the excitement!) on the way to Nagpur and reflecting on what their trip is all about… + Follow this space above for regular updates, and subscribe to our podcast to hear more voices and stories over the coming weeks: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/thebuddhistcentres-boos/id498033013
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Live Blogging From India!

By Candradasa on Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 - 17:23

Live Blogging From India!

By Candradasa on Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 - 17:23Jai Bhim!

Over the next two weeks, along with many members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from around the world, most of the team here at the Buddhist Centre Online will be in India. We’ll be attending two important Triratna events there (see below for details), and we’d love to bring a flavour of them to the whole international community. This project will be our main space as we live blog,...
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Triratna News

Dharmaduta touring in India

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 - 05:49

Dharmaduta touring in India

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 - 05:49Ujukarin is a Dutch Order Member regularly visiting and teaching Triratna groups in both India and Sri Lanka. Here he writes with some reflections on his recent India visit, saying - “Here’s a small set of reflections based on a 10-day ‘Dharmaduta tour’ I made recently through southern Maharastra ending in Karnataka (Dharmaduta is a traditional term meaning ‘messenger of the Dharma’) I do these regularly as a ‘small fish’ in the ‘big Indian pond’ of Sangha activities, partly to...
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Triratna News

Extraordinary response to India Dhamma Trust’s ‘Self-Reliant India’ campaign

By lokabandhu on Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 - 06:32

Extraordinary response to India Dhamma Trust’s ‘Self-Reliant India’ campaign

By lokabandhu on Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 - 06:32Amalavajra writes with news of an extraordinary response to the recently launched ‘Self-Reliant India’ fundraising campaign he’s currently coordinating on behalf of Triratna’s India Dhamma Trust. He says -

“Within six weeks, Order Members from around the world have given £75,000 in one-off gifts to seed fund three new fundraising projects initiated by Triratna’s Indian Ordination Teams.

Whilst many of us strongly support Triratna’s Dharma work in India, there is also a feeling that more funds...
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Triratna News

Seventh ‘Excellence Retreat’ held in India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 Jan, 2013 - 16:28

Seventh ‘Excellence Retreat’ held in India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 Jan, 2013 - 16:28Jivak, an Order Member from Pune in India, writes with news of their latest and very successful ‘Excellence Retreat’ held at Triratna’s Bhaja Retreat Centre. He says - “The retreat was attended by more than 90 people and ran from 21st to 25th of December. These retreats are structured for professionals like doctors, engineers, IT professionals and high ranked government officials. There were many young Buddhists and non-Buddhists, who were very enthusiastic and lively throughout the retreat.

Each...
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Triratna News

Padmadaka appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Sat, 22 Dec, 2012 - 09:44

Padmadaka appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Sat, 22 Dec, 2012 - 09:44We’re delighted to share with you the news that the Karuna trustees have appointed Dharmachari Padmadaka as the new Chief Executive Officer of Karuna.

Vajrapushpa, Karuna’s chair of trustees says: “Padmadaka comes highly recommended by those who have worked closely with him in the past. He has also been an effective Programme Manager in Karuna and a valued member of staff who has already made a significant contribution to Karuna. The trustees believe Padmadaka has the skills and experience,...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

The Big Give Challenge 2012: You can help Karuna lift 10,000 Indian kids out of child labour and poverty

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Dec, 2012 - 12:47

The Big Give Challenge 2012: You can help Karuna lift 10,000 Indian kids out of child labour and poverty

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Dec, 2012 - 12:47Only 55-65% of children in the villages of Sangamner, Maharashtra, India are attending school. The root of the problem is poverty, where in Maharashtra, 27 million people live on less than 80p a day. Poor and uneducated parents do not always recognise the value in children, especially girls, attending school. Instead children are often kept away from school to bring extra income into the household through scavenging, or following their parents into work.

Education for all children is the...
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Triratna News

Karuna: Empowering women

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 2 Nov, 2012 - 10:50

Karuna: Empowering women

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 2 Nov, 2012 - 10:50Andrea from Karuna writes: We’ve recently published our annual Karuna 2012 Newsletter highlighting our women’s empowerment work in India. We send the newsletter to all our supporters so they’re kept informed about the brilliant projects we support. Some of the women featured in it such as Sanjivani and girls such as Susimita and Priyanka have found their voices. They are not going to be silenced by prejudice and discrimination or their own fears.

Karuna is Triratna’s fundraising...
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Triratna News

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05We continue our ‘India week’ on Triratna News with a profile of Amitayus, a young Indian Order Member living and working in Amaravati, a busy city in Maharastra, central India. He’s one of over 450 Order Members in India.

Like many others, Amitayus’ grandfather’s job was ‘untouchable’ work, to carry dead animals away from the village. His grandparents often had no food except the flesh of rotting animals. With no land of their own, they were forced...
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Triratna News

Moving from darkness to light - being on retreat in India

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 - 08:12

Moving from darkness to light - being on retreat in India

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 - 08:12Bhaja Retreat Centre - funded by Triratna’s Karuna Trust - is located in a rural area between Pune and Mumbai. Away from the crowded slums India, Bhaja is a rural idyll located between Pune and Mumbai (in western India).

Imagine living in a one room shack, amidst hundreds if not thousands of others with corrugated roofs that trap the harsh Indian sun. There is no running water, you have to walk a mile or more to collect that, to...

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