Over on Triratna News, I’ve just reported on our very successful Mainland European Convention. Since that report has been reposted on Facebook too, a lot of people will read about it.
Meanwhile, if you pledged to give money to Bhante’s birthday collection, but haven’t done it yet, here’s a reminder of how to do it. Just go to
where you can use a credit or debit card to give in Euros if you prefer this to British Pounds. (I know, the exchange rate is terrible.)
I’ve recently returned from the first convention of Triratna Buddhist Order members in mainland Europe, held in northern Germany from 19th to 25th July. Around 80 women and men gathered at a vegetarian retreat centre by a large lake north of Berlin.
Order members from all over Europe, including the UK and Ireland, have regularly met at “European” Conventions held in Britain. However, the Order in mainland Europe is now large enough to hold its own: there are now over...