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Money Awakening Retreat

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 15 Jul, 2016 - 14:54

Money Awakening Retreat

By Liz_Bassett on Fri, 15 Jul, 2016 - 14:54

In May Amalavajra ran a Money Awakening Retreat at Adhisthana.  Participants from the UK, Europe and Mexico spent a weekend together reflecting on their relationship with money.  Through meditation, puja and workshops they explored how we earn, spend, save and donate our money, and learnt how our relationship with money is part of our spiritual life.  Meditating on the Buddha Ratnasambhava, retreat participants were encouraged to focus on the 3rd and 2nd precepts: Live Simpler, Give More

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Talks from the Women's Area Order Weekend, March 2016: Money, Work, Power

By akasajoti on Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 16:39

Talks from the Women's Area Order Weekend, March 2016: Money, Work, Power

By akasajoti on Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 16:39

Here’s a link to the full playlist of talks from the women’s area order weekend in March 2016, on the theme of Money, Work and Power: https://vimeo.com/album/3841728

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma: for all Triratna and the world

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 23:46

FutureDharma: for all Triratna and the world

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 23:46

The FutureDharma Fund is coming! 

FutureDharma is a significant new international Triratna fund, intended to provide greatly improved financial support for Triratna worldwide as we move into our second 50 years, at a time of real challenge for humanity and the planet.

Amalavajra is the ECA’s fundraiser. He writes: “Grounded in Bhante’s vision, FutureDharma is a collaboration between Triratna’s International Order Office, College of Public Preceptors and European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA), as well as its International Council.

The Fund will focus on developing the depth, unity and breadth Triratna needs in order to respond...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 2

By Munisha on Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 - 23:23

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 2

By Munisha on Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 - 23:23

Amalavajra finishes his series of posts with some books to get you thinking even further about your relationship with money.

Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered, by E F Schumacher. 
The classic text on progressive economics from a former colleague of J.M. Keynes, including a chapter called ‘Buddhist Economics’.

The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do about It, by Triratna Order member Vaddhaka
After his Enlightenment the Buddha...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 1

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

Awakening money: sources of inspiration 1

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser lists some sources of inspiration for refreshing your relationship with money. First, some talks:

Vaddhaka’s barnstorming talk on Going Beyond Capitalism - A Buddhist Perspective (61 minutes). On video or audio.

Sangharakshita on Buddhist Economics (Audio, 76 minutes) 
This lecture lays down the principles underlying the creation and use of wealth, and explores the principles of generosity and right livelihood as signified by the Goddess Sri’s promise to give everything...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money by giving more

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

Awakening money by giving more

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 - 23:58

More ideas from Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser, for reviewing your relationship with money.

“The second Buddhist precept is ‘With open-handed generosity I purify my body.’

  • Recognise the abundance you enjoy by writing down at the end of each day five things you have been given. (Even a bus ride counts!)
  • ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ (Howard Thurman) Take seriously that dreamwork (for
  • ...
Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Spend less; live more simply

By Munisha on Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Spend less; live more simply

By Munisha on Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with further ideas for looking at your relationship to money.

“The third Buddhist precept is ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment I purify my body.’ So:

  • Meditate every day for the rest of June to gain the stillness and clarity to know what matters to you. Committing to a regular slot, eg 20 minutes first thing each morning, helps to actually do this. Try this led meditation.
  • Sit comfortably and do nothing more than watch the birds or clouds, or drink a
  • ...
Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Awakening money: this week's European tour

By Munisha on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 17:19

Awakening money: this week's European tour

By Munisha on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 17:19

Amalavajra is a former bond dealer in the City of London, now working for Triratna and touring European Triratna Centres for Buddhist Action Month, speaking in relation to BAM’s second theme of money awareness. (Dates below.)

He has fundraised for Triratna projects, especially Karuna, since 1999 and now lives at Adhisthana. As the fundraiser on the Development Team employed by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, his aim is to help create a culture of greater confidence, abundance and generosity in relation to money.

He writes: “To...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Money Awakening

By akasajoti on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 12:29

Money Awakening

By akasajoti on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 12:29Led by Amalavajra and Vajragupta

Start Date: 3rd Apr 2015 6.30pm
End Date: 5th Apr 2015 3pm

£70 (Waged/Supported)
£50 (Unwaged/Unsupported)

This retreat is suitable for all who have experience of Triratna meditation practices.

Book Online Here

Is money the last taboo – the topic we don’t like to talk about, the area of our lives in which all sorts of emotions and attitudes lie unexamined? Well, this is a weekend all about...