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Adhisthana Kula
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How Do We Have the Difficult Conversations?

By lokeshvara on Sat, 27 Oct, 2018 - 20:22

How Do We Have the Difficult Conversations?
Building reconciliation and a sustainable basis of trust for Triratna

We want to update everybody who has been following the work of the Adhisthana Kula. (See endnote 1.) This post will mainly focus on our considerations and conclusions as to whether some form of external independent inquiry was needed to look into difficult aspects of Triratna’s past and culture.

Our wish is that the debates that were reignited following a BBC local tv report in September...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

An Update On Restorative Process In Triratna (October 2018)

By lokeshvara on Sat, 27 Oct, 2018 - 20:20

This is a report on the Restorative work undertaken over the last year within Triratna, which was introduced in the Adhisthana kula’s posts of 13th April and 15th June 2017, entitled “A Reconciliation process” and “Why Restorative approach?”

Read “A Reconciliation process”

Read “Why Restorative approach?”

Listen to our podcast on Restorative Process in Triratna

In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to:

  1. Offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations;
  2. ...
Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha on Restorative Process in Triratna

By ratnadharini on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:59

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha give an excellent, practical introduction to using the Restorative Process in order to resolve disharmony within Triratna. Exploring its principles and its methodology, this short talk also provides a helpful overview of why the Restorative approach is considered such a good fit for a Buddhist community.

Recorded in India, spring 2018.

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Podcast - Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha on Restorative Process in Triratna

By Centre Team on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:48

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha give an excellent, practical introduction to using the Restorative Process in order to resolve disharmony within Triratna. Exploring its principles and its methodology, this short talk also provides a helpful overview of why the Restorative approach is considered such a good fit for a Buddhist community.

Recorded in India, spring 2018.

Find out more about Triratna’s Restorative Process with the Adhisthana Kula

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Why Restorative approach?

By ratnadharini on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Why Restorative approach?

By ratnadharini on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Why Restorative approach?

In March this year, the Preceptors’ College committed to a number of steps that they would be taking in the coming months. They included:

  • encouraging and assisting the establishment of the facts about our past, including about Bhante, openly acknowledging what has happened and putting it on record;
  • actively seeking to resolve any harm that has been done, using the principles of the Dharma, with outside experienced guidance where appropriate.

We’d like to give a bit more information about a way in which we are...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

A Reconciliation Process

By lokeshvara on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

A Reconciliation Process

By lokeshvara on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

From the outside Triratna can look like a homogenous organisation, but from within for much of our history it’s looked more anarchic and un-systematic, relying on personal connections with each project or centre financially and legally independent.  This has had many advantages but one significant disadvantage is that when relations have broken down there haven’t always been sufficient formal or consistent ways of acknowledging and repairing harm or restoring connection.

We place a high value on friendship in our community.  One of...