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Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Statement from the council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre on 5th June 2020

The council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre affirms our commitment to equality, human dignity and social justice. We aspire to understand the impact that racism has on us all.

We are heartbroken that systemic racism and the ongoing hostility towards black communities has resulted in the murder of George Floyd while in US police custody. We invite our whole community to examine our own prejudices, have the courage to speak...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Opportunity for a new men's community in Scotland

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 2 Apr, 2019 - 14:39

Opportunity for a new men's community in Scotland

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 2 Apr, 2019 - 14:39

Amarapala is exploring the possibility of establishing a new small community in Dalgety Bay, Fife (35 minutes from Edinburgh by train).

Details of the house and the location

If you are interested please get in touch with Amarapala: dh.amarapala[at]gmail.com

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Danabhadri talks about her experience of preparing food in the kitchen of the Dhanakosa retreat centre - including practising mindfulness while chopping vegetables, approaching cooking as a puja, and wisdom reflections on the interconnectedness of our food chain. 

Video created by Shantiketu.

Listen to a talk by Danabhadri, ‘Dogen’s Advice For the Kitchen’

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 14: Ani Lhamo and Lama Yeshe, Samye Ling

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 10:58

Voices from the Buddhist world 14: Ani Lhamo and Lama Yeshe, Samye Ling

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 10:58

A further response to news of Bhante’s death; this time from from Ani Lhamo, secretary to Lama Yeshe at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland.

It came before the funeral but it has taken some time to post all these Voices from the Buddhist world, amongst all the other funeral preparations.

“Dear Munisha,

Thanks for letting us know the sad news of Venerable Sangharakshita’s passing. We send our heartfelt condolences.

And thank you very much for inviting Lama Yeshe to...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Live and work @ Dhanakosa!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 - 11:58

Live and work @ Dhanakosa!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 - 11:58

Live and Work @ Dhanakosa

Would you like to live and work as part of a right livelihood team, engage in daily practice with our brothers and sisters in the Dharma, giving the conditions for retreats to over a 1000 people a year, and all in the beautiful environment of rural Scotland?

The Dhanakosa community are looking for order members and committed GFR...

Triratna News
Triratna News

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

While Buddhist Action Month is no doubt a busy time for the many Centres and groups taking part, several have taken the time to keep us updated on how it’s been going for them.

From Padmasambhava’s arrival in Adelaide, Australia, to the Tree of Intentions in the North London Buddhist Centre to the colourful newsletter produced by the Mid Essex Centre aiming to raise awareness and funds for the homeless and refugees groups have been responding...

Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Guided walk from one of our Hillwalking retreats

By Dhanakosa on Wed, 18 Oct, 2017 - 14:12

Guided walk from one of our Hillwalking retreats

By Dhanakosa on Wed, 18 Oct, 2017 - 14:12

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world. On this retreat we combined traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.

Come on retreat at Dhanakosa: https://www.dhanakosa.com/retreats

Triratna News
Triratna News

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

On Thursday this week the ‘Fortunate Women’ of Triratna’s Glasgow sangha are helping to launch ‘Kinder Scotland’ - a 21 day kindness challenge - open to anybody, not just Scotland. Sara Khorasani writes:

“Can we transform self and society though kindness? We know from research and our own experience that kindness can be radical. It has the power to change our relationship to ourselves and to others. The more you notice you are on the receiving...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Following the previous Triratna News post on Buddhist demographics in England and Wales, we’ve located the 2011 census figures for Scotland too, with help from reader Maureen Carroll. They show a much larger increase in Buddhist numbers than in England and Wales.

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Scotland declaring Buddhism to be their current religion increased from 6,830 to 12,795.

Unfortunately the published geographical data is not as detailed as it is for England and Wales, Buddhism being lumped together with “All...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24In this festive season, whatever you are celebrating (or not), let’s hear from Triratna musicians in the northern hemisphere making “a joyful noise unto the Lord”. (Not that Lord.)
Listen to all the music mentioned below.

Joe Richardson is a mitra living in the Scottish Borders. His resonant voice is already known to some of us in his version of the Karaniya Metta Sutta; now he’s set 10 of Sangharakshita’s poems to music and he’d love to...

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