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The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

On the 18th to the 20th October the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagaloka, India, organised a celebration of Dhammachakra Pravartana day or the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism.  This event included an international conference on the theme of ”The Revival of Buddhism in India and its impact on Buddhist Dynamics in South Asia.”

The Nagarjuna Institute, located in Nagpur Maharashtra, India, each year celebrates the anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism by organising...

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New Inter-Buddhist Union formed in Ireland

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 16:37

New Inter-Buddhist Union formed in Ireland

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 16:37

Maitrikaya from the Dublin Buddhist Centre writes: “On March 24th 2018 at the historic Rotunda building in Dublin a meeting took place to establish the Irish Buddhist Union (IBU) to represent Buddhism in Ireland. The IBU is a new umbrella association of Buddhist Sanghas and Organisations in Ireland. It is envisioned as a fellowship of Irish Buddhists, intending to bring Buddhist ideas and principles to the attention of wider Irish society.

Buddhism...

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

Job Opportunity developing Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 13:01

Job Opportunity developing Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 13:01Here’s an unusual opportunity for anyone passionate about introducing Buddhist values into education. Wendy Ridley from the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (itself part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, FDCW and FPMT respectively) writes to say - “Please could you circulate the attached job application pack amongst your contacts. Thank you”.

* Are you inspired by the vision and mission of the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (...
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Reporting back from 2013 Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference

By lokabandhu on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 08:56

Reporting back from 2013 Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference

By lokabandhu on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 08:56Padmadharini writes from the US with news of Triratna’s presence at the recent Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference. She says - “This month, a collection of about sixty teachers - a combination of both monastic and lay, from many of the Buddhist lineages - met over 4 days at Deer Park Monastery in San Diego, USA. All of us were born between 1960 and 1980 - hence the the Gen X of the title.

We...
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Upcoming conference on Buddhist-inspired ideas for personal and social change

By lokabandhu on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 15:43

Upcoming conference on Buddhist-inspired ideas for personal and social change

By lokabandhu on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 15:43Triratna speakers are prominent in an exciting inter-Buddhist conference upcoming in the UK in August, on the theme of ‘Transforming Conflict’. Subtitled ‘Buddhist-inspired Ideas for Personal and Social Change, it’s to be held in the idyllic surroundings of Taplow Court and is open to all. Joint organisers are the Centre for Applied Buddhism, the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations and the Network of Engaged Buddhists.

The organisers say -...
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Triratna News

Vishvapani leads Tricycle retreat on ‘Right Communication’

By lokabandhu on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 06:01

Vishvapani leads Tricycle retreat on ‘Right Communication’

By lokabandhu on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 06:01Vishvapani - well known in Triratna for his BBC Radio 4 ‘Thoughts for the Day’- and Wise Attention blog - writes with news of an online retreat he’s leading for the leading Buddhist magazine Tricycle.

Tricycle say “In this retreat, Vishvapani Blomfield, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, explores the concept of “right communication.” The Buddha, Vishvapani says, emphasized the importance of practicing Right Speech on the Eightfold Path. But then...
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Dharma Day sees launch of UK inter-Buddhist month of ‘Earthkind’ events

By lokabandhu on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 05:47

Dharma Day sees launch of UK inter-Buddhist month of ‘Earthkind’ events

By lokabandhu on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 05:47Buddhists around Britain are this month taking part in the first-ever series of nationally co-ordinated ‘Earthkind’ events, launched on the recent ‘Dharma Day’, the Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon of July. Lokabandhu, who represents Triratna at the NBO, Britain’s ‘Network of Buddhist Organisations’, explains:

“Earthkind has a rather unusual history. We were approached late last year by officials organising the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, asking if Buddhists would like to be part of...