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Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

FutureDharma Fund has published their first annual report detailing all the projects worldwide - from India, mainland Europe, Americas and into Australia and New Zealand - that they are making possible. FutureDharma Fund was established in 2016 to raise funds to help the Triratna Buddhist Community reach more and more people as we move into our next 50 years.

Last year some 500 people gave £274,000 to support 35 projects around the world - projects such as supporting a ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dedication of the new Wellington Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 17:53

Dedication of the new Wellington Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 17:53

On Tuesday 5th March just over 30 Sangha members, including Vajrajyoti from Auckland and Shamani from Christchurch, crowded into the old Wellington Buddhist Centre reception to ritually mark their move to a new Centre. The move is an important one for the development of the Wellington Sangha - even if it is only 3 metres across the hallway - as it is into a space twice the size, and infinitely more functional, than the current space.

The final move is still a few weeks...

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

The Refit of Our New Space

By saradarshini on Sun, 10 Mar, 2019 - 05:21

The Refit of Our New Space

By saradarshini on Sun, 10 Mar, 2019 - 05:21

We’re still inching towards having the refit complete on our new Centre so we can fully move in. We used the shrine area today for part of our Order Day but actually moving in and relinquishing the old space is a few weeks away. 

It looked like things were moving quickly late September….

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

From this ......... to this

By saradarshini on Fri, 8 Mar, 2019 - 18:30

From this ......... to this

By saradarshini on Fri, 8 Mar, 2019 - 18:30

Our move is getting closer! There’s a list of things still to be completed in terms of the refit before we can make our big shift 3 metres across the hallway into a space twice the size and infinitely more functional!

We’ve dedicated the space and I have copied below greetings from Nagabodhi our current President and from Jnanadhara our future President.

It shouldn’t be long now.

Dear friends,
As you probably know, I had to cut short my trip and fly back to ...

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

New Men's Mitra Convener

By saradarshini on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 22:51

New Men's Mitra Convener

By saradarshini on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 22:51

On Tuesday 26th February we celebrated Akashagarbha who had been the men’s Mitra convener for 12 years and had a ritual passing the baton to Achalamuni who has taken on that responsibility.

Chris Bicknell rejoiced beautifully in Akashagarbha speaking under three headings: selflessness, love of the dharma and friendship. His sentiments were echoed by all of the men who have been in a Mitra study group with Akashagarbha, some of them citing their relationship with Akashagarbha, his availability and willingness to share...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharma-Rama art exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 - 11:40

Dharma-Rama art exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 - 11:40

Five friends and artists who all go to the Wellington Buddhist Centre in New Zealand have just been having their second exhibition together. The artists are: Kathleen Beeler, Amalaratna, David Litchfield, Anne Munz and Achalamuni (Donald Woolford).

The name they have used for their exhibition, Dharma-Rama, is a made up one. 

Achalamuni explains the origin of the name and the significance of working together: “‘Dharma’ is obvious, but the ‘Rama’ part comes not from Pali or Sanskrit but from words such as...

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

Three Poets at City Gallery

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 23:14

In December there was an enjoyable evening at Wellington City Gallery with Maitreyabandhu from the London Buddhist Centre. He was talking with two Wellington poets, Bill Manhire and Jenny Bornholdt, who were reading and talking about their poetry.

Click on the link below to listen.

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

By saradarshini on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 20:05

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

By saradarshini on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 20:05

If you’re an enthusiastic younger Order member who’s looking for a change, please consider coming to Wellington for four months or longer. We can offer rent free accommodation and living expenses, plus the use of Achala’s car for the five months of 2019 that he’ll be away. As you’d be staying in Achala’s house, we’d prefer it if you can come before he leaves in early July. You’d be welcome to stay on after he returns (at the end of...

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

On Retreat with Vimalasara

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 05:01

On Retreat with Vimalasara

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 05:01

Last November while she visited Wellington Vimalasara lead a weekend retreat at Strathean Retreat Centre north of Wellington. Strathean was full to capacity and we had a great mix of Sangha, young and older, those who’d been around for ages and those quite new.

The retreat coincided with Bhante’s funeral. Strathean kindly provided a wifi password and a number of retreatants were up in the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

In order to build on the already vibrant Young Buddhist activities in Australia and New Zealand, Future Dharma are now supporting a Triratna Young Buddhist Coordinator for the entire Area for 2 days per week. Dhammakumāra, currently Triratna’s youngest Order member, moved from the UK to take up this role in August 2018.

Dhammakumāra is currently based in Sydney but travels to other centres in Australia and New Zealand quite often. Here he explains a bit about the role...

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