“ ‘Connecting the Order to deepen the Order’. You could say this is the work of the International Order Office Team” - Vajrapriya, the outgoing Coordinator of the team.
The International Order Office provides support for the International Order Convenors and manages the Order’s information, administration, support and development worldwide.
The 2019 Annual Report of the International Order Office has recently been published with a review of the year from Aryajaya and Lokeshvara, who are the International Order Convenors, as well as reports on:
Although we now have the first ‘Fifty Voices’ in the can and they’ll be appearing here in due course, they’re just a start in terms of the bigger vision of the project. The editorial board (Lokeshvara, Nagabodhi and Vidyamala), Candradasa and I are all keen that as many voices of Order Members as possible are recorded while we still can. One original suggestion for the project included recording the ‘first 50’ OMs - but on balance we decided to go...
The first in an occasional series this year of unreleased archive episodes from Buddhist Voices. Here’s Lokeshvara, one of our two International Order Conveners in Triratna, talking in 2015 at the end of his voyage around the world achieved in exactly 80 days. No hot-air balloons or steam trains or packet ships, alas, just lots of economy flights and time zone surfing!
What we do hear coming through is why it’s worth such an effort. Lokeshvara gives a great impressionistic sense of...
The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.
Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.
It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...
Here, Manjuvajra highlights the fact that involvement and membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order is open to all, irrespective of gender, colour, sexual orientation, lifestyle, or any other personal characteristic.