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Want to post to this Liaison space?

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 13:17

Want to post to this Liaison space?

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 13:17

If you work with other Buddhist groups where you are, you can post news to this Liaison space too! Just reply to this post and I’ll give you posting rights.

Metta,
Munisha

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

As the ‘Liaison Officer’ for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, I’m the person who looks after Triratna’s co-operation with other Buddhist traditions on matters of common interest. As part of this work, each September I attend the AGM weekend of the European Buddhist Union  (EBU) and the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe. This year both took place at the Benchen Katsang Retreat Centre just west of Warsaw, Poland. Next year will see them...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

A visit to the English Sangha Trust

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 16:06

A visit to the English Sangha Trust

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 16:06

It’s been a busy few months with other work but I didn’t want to leave unrecorded an interesting visit to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, last October. Part of the Thai Forest Tradition, it’s run by the English Sangha Trust, who invited Sangharakshita to come back to Britain from India in 1964.

In my capacity as Triratna’s Liaison Officer, looking after Triratna’s co-operation with other Buddhist traditions in Europe, Sangharakshita had asked...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte (8 minutes) gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, participants and content of the ‘Social Engagement and Liberation’ conference, held 11th-14th October at Triratna’s Nagaloka Centre, near Nagpur, India. 

Held to mark the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, the conference was a collaboration between Triratna and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Clear Vision director Sanghadhara covered the conference for NewsByte. He writes:

“The conference...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Triratna's women on the Buddhistwomen.eu site

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:04

Triratna's women on the Buddhistwomen.eu site

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:04

The Network of Buddhist Women in Europe is mainly a website (in French, English and German) providing a home for links to various Buddhist women teachers, groups and projects in Europe (and worldwide).

Earlier this year, through my work as Liaison officer, representing Triratna at the European Buddhist Union, I was asked to contribute a profile of a woman teacher from Triratna to the site’s list of female Buddhist teachers. I was delighted but replied that since we now have around 800...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

A 1.5-minute impression of the European Buddhist Union’s conference ‘Buddhism in Action’ held at Berlin’s Rigpa Centre, 1-3 April 2016 (where I gave a talk: ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’).

Read more about the conference.
See thank yous and pictures.
Read reflections on the conference.


Watch Munisha’s PowerPoint presentation for the talk ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’.

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

New Triratna text for European Buddhist Union website

By Munisha on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 22:52

New Triratna text for European Buddhist Union website

By Munisha on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 22:52

After many years of an old site with very out of date details for Triratna, here is the updated text on the member page of the European Buddhist Union’s new website.

Scroll down and find Triratna. One thing you may notice is that every other Buddhist organisation (bar one) has a logo. Not so with Triratna, where every centre or enterprise has its own. The kesa is our one single common visual element worldwide.

Your comments welcome.

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

Over on Triratna News, you can find details of an international conference in celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion 60 years ago, to be held at Triratna’s Nagaloka Buddhist Centre in India, 11th-14th October 2016.

Read the Triratna News article.

The conference is being organised in partnership with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and sees Order members including Subhuti speaking alongside Buddhist women and men of many traditions.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

October this year sees the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversion to Buddhism of people then known as ‘Untouchables’, in Nagpur, India, which took place on 14th October 1956, led by Dr BR Ambedkar.

In celebration, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Triratna’s Indian retreat centre Nagaloka are holding a weekend conference, ‘Social engagement and liberation’, 11th-14th October.

The conversion anniversary itself...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Friendship as the future of Buddhism: talk to European Buddhist Union conference: 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Sun, 3 Apr, 2016 - 22:00

Hosted by the European Buddhist Union, this last weekend saw a gathering in Berlin of 50-90 Buddhists of many traditions, from over 15 countries across Europe, east and west. See pictures and responses to the weekend.

A full programme of talks and practice workshops offered a rather amazing view of the diversity of European Buddhism – as well as many common elements and themes: ageing sanghas, leadership succession questions, successful youth work…

I gave a 30-minute talk on “Friendship as the future of Buddhism” about...

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