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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.)

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Here are some photos from the 2020 Winter European Chairs Assembly meeting which took place at Adhisthana. The ECA meeting is a chance for those chairing Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe to come together, practice the Dharma, develop friendships and discuss issues of relevance to their sanghas and the Triratna movement, as a whole.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

TBCO Magazine Podcast #2

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Dec, 2019 - 16:36

From trees to tulips to teams: the second episode of TBCO ‘audio magazine’ is now online! 

It includes some of the highlights from the past six months: we hear about a land project in Hawaii, the revival of the Urgyen tulip, what’s going on ‘Down Under’, what it’s like working on an online Buddhist team and much more besides!

Listen to the first episode of the TBCO magazine podcast

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Urgyen Tulip Revival

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 15:18

Urgyen Tulip Revival

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 15:18

Metta Vihara, the retreat centre for Belgium and the Netherlands, opened in 2012. To help fund that project they asked a bulb grower to create a tulip, which was named Urgyen, after Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community.

Now the grower has stopped producing it but a Triratna friend, Kees van den Berg, son of a Dutch bulb grower himself, has collected some 18 remaining bulbs and over the coming years is going to restart...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

2016 Summer European Chairs Assembly

By mokshini on Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 09:44

At the start of the summer meeting of the European chairs of Triratna Buddhist Centres, Mokshini talks to Parina about what happens at these meetings, and why and whether Parina values coming to them. Parina is the chair of Metta Vihara, the Triratna Retreat Centre in the Lowlands (that’s the Netherlands and Belgium).

See all posts from the ECA 2016

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Triratna News
Triratna News

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

This September, the Tiratanaloka team from Wales, UK, will join Order members from continental Europe to run an international ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat for women on mainland Europe for the first time.

office [at] tiratanaloka.org.uk (Contact Tiratanaloka) for more details or to book.

The ‘What Is The Order?’ retreat is for women training for ordination and will take place at Triratna’s purpose-built Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands, 11-25th September.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54With sadness we report the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Vajragita, who died very peacefully at home in Amsterdam at around 18.00 local time today, in the company of her community. She was 76 years old.

Vajragita was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1981 in Seaford, Sussex, UK. Her yidam was Padmasambhava. A founder member of the sangha in the Netherlands, she lived and worked at Taraloka (UK) for several years. She recently became a Public preceptor.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Metta Vihara, The Netherlands

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 - 00:56

Ordination at Metta Vihara, The Netherlands

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 - 00:56Jan Deckers from Ghent, Belgium, was publicly ordained at Metta Vihara retreat centre in The Netherlands on Sunday 28th September.

Jan becomes Dhammavedin - “He who is inspired by the Dhamma”.

His private preceptor was Dhammaketu; his public preceptor Mahamati.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!




Triratna News
Triratna News

Telling the story of India's Dhamma Revolution in Europe

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 00:02

Telling the story of India's Dhamma Revolution in Europe

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 00:02Amalavajra writes from the India Dhamma Trust, which raises money for the ordination training of Indian Buddhists:

“Amrutdeep, a senior Indian Order member and Public Preceptor, recently completed a successful tour of six Triratna Centres in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany. Coinciding with Buddhist Action Month, his visit fitted the Month’s overarching social action theme very well.

Visiting the sanghas at Metta Vihara, Arnhem, Amsterdam, Paris, Ghent and Essen, he told the story of Dr...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Metta Vihara celebrates family retreat

By lokabandhu on Fri, 9 Aug, 2013 - 05:23

Metta Vihara celebrates family retreat

By lokabandhu on Fri, 9 Aug, 2013 - 05:23

Jan Deckers writes from Metta Vihara, Triratna’s new and beautiful retreat centre in the Dutch countryside. He says - “We had a wonderful working retreat at Metta Vihara, one where we learned again that Buddhism teaches us that everything is subject to change - including our retreats…! What had initially been announced as a youth retreat eventually turned into a working family retreat, and as many as 30 people (aged between one and seventy!) came over to Metta...

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