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Vatican greetings for Buddha Day/Wesak 2020

By Munisha on Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Here is this year’s greeting to Buddhists worldwide from the Vatican.

THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
THE VATICAN

Message for the Feast of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri 2020
2 April 2020
Buddhists and Christians: 
Constructing a Culture of Compassion and Fraternity

Dear Buddhists Friends,

1. On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, we extend our heartfelt greetings and good wishes to you and to all Buddhist communities...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

By Munisha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Buddhists in Europe and COVID-19

By Munisha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 12:50

Across Europe (and much of the rest of the world) Buddhists of all traditions are deeply affected by the arrival of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, just like everyone else.

Triratna is a member of the European Buddhist Unionwhose president wrote to all members today.

In the UK and much of the rest of Europe Buddhist temples, centres and retreat centres area closed. Many countries are in ‘lockdown’, people required by law to stay at home most of the time.

Here in Sweden where I...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

European Buddhist gatherings 2019

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 13:39

European Buddhist gatherings 2019

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 13:39

The end of September saw, as usual, the annual gatherings of the European Buddhist Union, and Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

This year the venue was Sangha Activa, a Spanish group in the Sakya lineage of the Vajrayana Tibetan tradition in the countryside an hour north of Barcelona. I attended both meetings as Triratna’s Liaison officer and Vajratara (who lives and works at Tiratanaloka) joined me for the Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

Sangha Activa several years ago took...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Full reports from the Shakyadhita conference 2019

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

Triratna News recently reported from the 16th Shakyadhita conference, held in the Blue Mountains, Australia in June. This conference was attended by Kusalacitta (Australia) and Karunadeepa and Tarahridaya (India) and here we publish their full reports.

Shakyadhita (‘Daughters of the Buddha’) is the international association of Buddhist women. Over the years a number of Dharmacharinis have attended its conferences.

Dharmamodini was also present, running the stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts, Triratna’s shop in Sydney.

See the Triratna News...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India. Dharmamodini was there to run a stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education,...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

The Gen-X 2019 Podcast

By Candradasa on Fri, 28 Jun, 2019 - 22:43

At the end of this podcast you’ll discover about six minutes of musical joy as we’re played out by the amazing marimba band from Great Vow Zen Monastery, hosts of the 2019 Generation-X Dharma Teachers conference near Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA

But before that… A terrific round-table conversation with some of the organizers and participants gathering to look at ethics and power dynamics in the life of Buddhist communities. Join Candradasa, Rebecca...

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Community Highlights

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference is currently underway at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA

This year those attending this biennial conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri from London, UK. A variety of other Buddhist traditions in North America will also be represented. This is the fifth gathering of this kind, which has happened every two years since 2011.

The main topic is ethical transformation - exploring...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019 this weekend

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 09:20

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference takes place this weekend at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA.

This year those attending this biennial North American conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri, an American who lives London, UK.

There’s no conference website but the attached booklet gives all details of the programme and those attending from a wide variety of Buddhist traditions in North America. The main topic is ethics,...

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Bodhimitra International Lay Buddhist Forum 2020

By Munisha on Mon, 10 Jun, 2019 - 12:33

Bodhimitra International Lay Buddhist Forum 2020

By Munisha on Mon, 10 Jun, 2019 - 12:33

I have just received this invitation. I post it here in case anyone is interested to know about it or attend.

Bodhimitra ILBF <bodhimitra.ilbf [at] gmail.com>

Dear all,
We are delighted to inform you of the upcoming Bodhimitra International Lay Buddhist Forum in Korea in October 2020.
Please follow the link below for more information and the call for participation.

https://bodhimitra.com/2019/06/08/ilbf2020cfp/

With metta,
Master Hwaling and the Bodhimitra team....

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