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Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

Triratna reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting 2020

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 - 10:16

Good morning everyone!

As usual on the last weekend of September, the European Buddhist Union is holding its annual meeting - at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy. Sadly most of the roughly 40 participants from many traditions all across Europe are on Zoom this time, for obvious reasons (and your trusty Liaison Officer, Munisha, is sitting in a little hut in Sweden.)

The morning has begun with a presentation from the hosts and the...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

European Buddhist Union magazine: summer edition 2020

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 14:54

European Buddhist Union magazine: summer edition 2020

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 14:54

Here is the summer edition of the European Buddhist Union’s magazine, drawing on the talks and presentations from September 2019’s gathering outside Barcelona, where the two themes were:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating Buddhism using online media
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Triratna in the Buddhist world

Amsterdam: vacancy for a Professor of Buddhism

By Munisha on Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 - 11:30

Amsterdam: vacancy for a Professor of Buddhism

By Munisha on Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 - 11:30

The VU (Vrije Universiteit) University of Amsterdam is looking for candidates for the position of Professor of Buddhism:

https://werkenbij.vu.nl/ad/professor-of-buddhism/164w8r

(The picture is from the university’s advert.)

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...

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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,...

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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...

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Triratna in the Buddhist world

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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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Amaravati monastery marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 13:32

Amaravati monastery marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 13:32

At Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, the evening chanting on the day after Bhante’s funeral was dedicated to him.

Amaravati is a monastery in the Thai Forest Tradition, run by the English Sangha Trust, who owned the Hampstead Buddhist Vihara where Bhante lived in the 1960s. 

Read about Munisha’s visit to Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati, in 2016.

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Safeguarding in Triratna: an update

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 10:18

Safeguarding in Triratna: an update

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 10:18

Since 2015, ‘Safeguarding’ has become an integral part of the life of Triratna organisations in the UK, and indeed those in many other countries, even where Safeguarding as understood in Britain is unknown. (See below for an explanation of Safeguarding.)

All Triratna centres in the UK now have Safeguarding policies and named Safeguarding officers. Triratna centres in other countries are encouraged to do the same, or to do whatever is required locally; and many have done so.

Earlier this year Triratna’s Ethics kula...

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