The last weekend of September saw the annual 3-day meeting of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), followed by the meeting of Buddhist Teachers in Europe. I attended as Triratna’s Liaison officer it was a pleasure to have my old friend Vassika there for both meetings, from Triratna Paris.
Every year in May the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends its annual message to Buddhists worldwide, to mark the festival we know as Buddha Day in Triratna, also known as Wesak or Vesakh.
This year’s message is entitled ‘Buddhists and Christians: Standing Together in Hopeful Resilience’.
In preparation for the EBU conference in France in April, she was asked to speak on the theme of the conference, ‘Unity in diversity in Buddhism’. Bhante’s writings show this was a feature of his thinking from his earliest days and Vassika skilfully manages...
Conference: Euro Buddhism and the role of Christianity Salzburg, Austria 30th June - 4th July 2022
The European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies (ENBCS) is dedicated to the academic study of Buddhist-Christian relations around the world. While some of its conferences have focused on issues of doctrinal dialogue and religious practice, others have had a more regional emphasis or dealt with certain challenges emerging from a modern mindset.
The 2022 conference will investigate the development of...
The committee of the European Buddhist Union invites all Buddhists to meditate or otherwise practise “to promote a feeling of peace, togetherness and awareness”, tomorrow Friday 4th March, 21:00 - 22:00 CET.
the European Buddhist Union is deeply concerned and saddened about the war in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities will end soon and a peaceful solution for the crisis is found. War affects all of us in a harmful way and especially in this century...
A Vietnamese Zen monk and teacher, Nhat Hanh founded the Order and Community of Interbeing (part of the Plum Village Tradition), and combined teachings from early Buddhism, Mahayana traditions and western psychology. He was prominent in the teaching...
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.