Right Livelihood is an important aspect of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. The Buddha encouraged his followers to engage in compassionate activity, and to make their living in a way that does not cause harm and that is ethically positive. But what does that look like in today’s world? How do we engage with work as Buddhists, and what are the options if you want to work with other Buddhists? The idea behind the “Building a Buddhist Business” workshop held recently at the London Buddhist Centre...
Are you looking for a more meaningful work context? Do you want to set up a business with other Buddhists? Then join us to co-create a Buddhist Business in one day!
Buddhist businesses are an ideal context for people to work and deepen their practice together. They are an essential part of the Buddhist vision for a new society because they have a social or environmental goal, and are an effective way to spread the Dharma and Buddhist values.
Connecting and deepening the Order is what the Order Office is all about. We are a small team working with the International Order convenors to make that happen. We love the Order and want to help it thrive through our friendships, collaborations and gatherings.
The Team Co-ordinator oversees the team making sure that Shabda, the Order database and the Order information service run well and serve the needs of the Order. It also involves liaising with Dharmachakra to support our information systems and the...
Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.
When did Triratna Spain first come into being? Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:
1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.
We are looking for an Order member or Mitra or Friend to work within the range 30-35 hours/week
The role involves being a welcoming presence at the Sydney Buddhist Centre and supporting the Chair and Management Committee in the work of spreading the Dharma in Sydney.
You would need to be computer literate and ideally have some familiarity with advertising through social media, MailChimp, etc. But the most important skill to bring to this role is your passion for the Dharma and your commitment...
In 2019 Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding. Thanks to grants from FutureDharma and the European Chairs’ Assembly we are finally able to turn our attention to sustainable mobile development for all Triratna central websites and services.
We’re looking for:
An experienced junior or senior front-end developer.
An experienced Android developer.
An experienced iOS developer.
If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma with work on mobile applications excites you, we’d...
Lama’s Pyjamas: More Than Just A Shop Catherine is one of Lama’s Pyjamas’ regular customers: she comes in most days and spends about an hour and a half in the shop, chatting to staff and buying some second...
New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain
Guhyaloka is the Triratna men’s ordination centre situated in the peaceful and picturesque Sierra Aitana mountains in Alicante province, eastern Spain.
We are looking for one or possibly two Dharmacharis or male GFR mitras who would like to join our band of brothers working to support the creation of the order here in our beautiful mountain valley. Guhyaloka is an inspiring, mythical place with challenges and rewards in equal number - it is a...