Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Rainbodhi resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 12:38

Rainbodhi resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 12:38

Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists in Australia and advocates for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community.

They have just published a brand new resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists and Buddhist organisations: ‘Welcoming the Rainbow -  A guide to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists’ to help Buddhists and Buddhist organisations to create safe and inclusive spaces.

You can download the booklet in pdf format or order a hard copy...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Safeguarding for UK Buddhist charities: a Charity Commission webinar

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 - 14:23

Safeguarding for UK Buddhist charities: a Charity Commission webinar

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 - 14:23

Saturday 29th January 2022
10-11am (UK time)

A free webinar for trustees, Safeguarding officers, teachers, leaders and volunteers in Buddhist charities – and any Order member, Mitra or Friend who wants to know more about duties of Triratna charities in relation to Safeguarding adults and children from harm.

As Triratna’s Liaison Officer I’m a longtime committee member of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO). In that capacity (and as the ECA Safeguarding officer) I’ve asked speakers from the Charity Commission to explain...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Buddhist gospel music from the International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 12:25

Buddhist gospel music from the International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 12:25

The International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering closed on Sunday 24th October with this Buddhist Gospel song from a Black-led American Theravadin sangha. We’re told they are releasing an album soon, but for now we’ll have to be content with this!

Fuller report coming soon.

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Sowing seeds of hope: online Buddhist events during COP26

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 12:08

Sowing seeds of hope: online Buddhist events during COP26

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 12:08

Sowing Seeds of Hope is a series of online faith meetings during COP26.

Monday 1st November sees a dialogue between Buddhists of several traditions on the theme ‘Can personal transformation lead to climate justice?’

Speakers include Triratna’s Shantigarbha and Parami.

Monday 1st November, 18.00-19.15 UK time

More information and registration here.

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Sunday 31st October: a BIPOC/BAME-centred evening online to mark the start of COP26

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 10:08

Sunday 31st October: a BIPOC/BAME-centred evening online to mark the start of COP26

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 10:08

Buddhists Across Traditions is a UK BIPOC/BAME-centred initiative. They’re offering an online meeting to mark the start of the COP26 climate change talks in Glasgow, which falls on the last day of the UK’s Black History Month.

Sunday 31st October

17.30-19.00 UK time/19:30:-21:00 SA/13:30-15:00 EDT/ 12:30-14:00 CDT/10:30-12:00 PDT

Information and registration here.

They write: “We come together with Baba Mandaza & Nobantu Mpotulo (Africa), Valerie Brown (USA) & Alan Lechusza Aquallo (Turtle Island/USA...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Buddhist tips for mental wellbeing in London

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 09:51

Buddhist tips for mental wellbeing in London

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 09:51

During the pandemic the UK’s much-loved National Health Service (NHS) has been developing online resources to support mental wellbeing in London, with the help of the major religions present in London.

The project ’Good thinking: digital wellbeing for London’ offers a wide range of free online help including problems with sleep, low mood, stress; also for parents, young people, employers and employees.

In the ‘Faith and belief communities’ section you’ll find ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing and Buddhism’, the ‘Good Thinking’ project’s resources developed...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

European Buddhist Union annual gathering 2021

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 12:23

Triratna is a longstanding member of the European Buddhist Union (EBU) and as Triratna’s Liaison officer I have attended its annual meetings since 2012. Held on the last weekend of September every year, they’re hosted by one or other of the member organisations, often in retreat centres. 2018 saw them at Adhisthana.

This year we met at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy, a centre run by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), with...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

Still places available for the online International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering starting next week, Thursday-Sunday 20-24 October; also bursary places available.

On the Thursday Munisha (Triratna Liaison officer and ECA Safeguarding officer) will be giving a presentation on ‘Preventing harm in Buddhist communities and addressing it when it happens’, with a panel comprising Jan Chozen Bays, Lama Willa Miller and Scott Edelstein, author of Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why it Happens, When it’s a Problem and What We Can All Do.

Other...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

EBU online conference: Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective 24th April 2021

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 09:52

You are invited to the European Buddhist Union’s online conference
“Death and Dying from a Buddhist perspective”.

Saturday 24th April
10.00-19.00 CET (9.00-18.00 GMT)

All welcome.
Donations requested.

Speakers include

Roshi Joan Halifax
Ven. Lama Ngawang Dorje Dondrub
Dario Doshin Girolami
Claudine Carayol
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Kirsten DeLeo

Registration and more details

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