As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, many people have been moved to action this week.
In Sweden, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order joined a Stockholm demonstration in support of refugees arriving in Sweden. In Manchester and London, UK, Order members Amitasuri and Ambaravajri collected clothing, which they drove to the refugee camp at Calais, northern France, in Amitasuri’s van.
Amitasuri says: “ We made it easy to give. People flexed their compassion muscles.
I put out a message on my Facebook page for people...
From Clear Vision, Taravandana’s workshop ‘Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life’, given to mark International Women’s Day in March 2015; the second of three public presentations given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre for IWD.
This 16-minute video represents a longer workshop consisting of a talk with breaks for discussion.
Manchester Buddhist Centre’s exhibition: “Sangharakshita: a life in pictures” opens on 17th August, with pictures from the Clear Vision archive. They write: “To mark this special occasion, a set of framed photos showing Sangharakshita’s life in its breadth and fullness will go on display in the Centre’s reception area. It will then be sited more permanently within the building.” Find out more.
Bhante’s birthday collection, for the publication of his Complete Works, for everyone for ever,...
By Munisha on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 15:27Last month, in a survey of Buddhist buildings in England, Triratna’s Manchester Centre was described by the researcher as “one of the most compelling buildings I have visited on this project”.
English Heritage (EH) is a UK government-funded body traditionally concerned with the maintenance of cathedrals and castles. Last year, however, they started to research the conservation needs of buildings maintained by faiths more recently arrived in the UK. Many of them, including Buddhists, have converted...
By Nandavajra on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 10:51News of two jobs coming up at Manchester Buddhist Centre. If you have the right skills and want an opportunity to deepen your Buddhist practice this could be an ideal opportunity for you!
We are looking for two committed Triratna Sangha members with a keen interest and enthusiasm in the areas of work detailed below. You will also have the ability and energy to contribute to the realisation the vision of Manchester Buddhist Centre.
First the Kula members talked about how they practise the precepts and the challenges they face doing this. In particular, Simon Bradley gave the example of imagining that his carbon footprint was quite...
Every two years, Manchester (UK) enjoys a great festival of international premieres, which this year features a women’s choir drawn from a range of the city’s faith groups. Together with Jews, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and other Buddhists, Triratna sangha members will perform twice: