Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Resources Around Historical Controversy In Triratna

By Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 - 20:01

​Download archive updated November 2020 to include the full report from the Adhisthana Kula.

Visit the dedicated space for the Adhisthana Kula report


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A number of friends have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of historical sexual misconduct and other issues that are still discussed at Buddhist Centres and online.

Here’s a survey of all...

Mitra Support
Mitra Support

Resources Around Controversy In Triratna

By Candradasa on Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 - 16:15

​Download archive updated November 2020 to include the full report from the Adhisthana Kula.

Visit the dedicated space for the Adhisthana Kula report


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A number of Mitras have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of sexual misconduct and other issues that are still being discussed at Centres and online. Here’s a survey of all relevant public...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Letter to the Order

By Saccanama on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 19:23

Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe it will contribute to the further integration of some of the more complex and problematic aspects of...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Statement about sex between preceptors and those they ordain from the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 - 12:48

Below is a statement from the Preceptors’ College making clear our position on sex between preceptors and those they ordain. 

In response to the current discussions about our history, we in the College of Public Preceptors wish to state clearly our position on sexual relations between Preceptors and those they ordain. Recognising the difficulties that have arisen in the past, it has long been our position that sexual contact between teachers and their students is undesirable.

Such contact is more...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults 2016

By Munisha on Tue, 13 Sep, 2016 - 07:34

Ensuring the sexual, physical and psychological safety of young people and vulnerable adults is an expression of the First Precept: avoiding causing harm; cultivating loving kindness.

Mindful of their responsibilities in this area, over the last four years Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly has been developing its model policies for the protection of children and ‘vulnerable adults’, sent to every Triratna Centre and enterprise in Europe, and also shared with Triratna Centres around the world.

The 2016 versions were presented to the meeting of the International Council in August and...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna model ethical guidelines

By Munisha on Mon, 12 Sep, 2016 - 21:13

Updated March 8th 2017 to add a translation into French.

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Here are the model ethical guidelines for Triratna centres and enterprises worldwide, which were presented at the International Council and European Chairs’ Assembly in August and September.

As ‘model’ documents, they are a suggested form of words which may be adopted just as they are, adapted or translated into other languages.

They have been published along with the latest version of Triratna’s model documents for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults 2016

By Munisha on Sat, 3 Sep, 2016 - 22:22

Ensuring the sexual, physical and psychological safety of young people and vulnerable adults is an expression of the First Precept: avoiding causing harm; cultivating loving kindness.

Mindful of their responsibilities in this area, over the last four years the European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) has been developing its model policies for the protection of children and ‘vulnerable adults’, sent to every Triratna Centre and enterprise in Europe, and also shared with Triratna Centres around the world.

The 2016 versions were presented to the meeting of Triratna’s International Council in August and the...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults 2015

By Munisha on Thu, 15 Oct, 2015 - 09:26

*Post updated 14th April 2016*

Ensuring the sexual, physical and psychological safety of young people and vulnerable adults is an expression of the first of the Five Precepts: avoiding causing harm; cultivating loving kindness.

Mindful of their responsibilities in this area, Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly recently issued a set of model child protection policies, sent to every Triratna Centre and enterprise in Europe, and also shared with Triratna Centres around the world.

Every Triratna Centre is legally independent, responsible for its own policies. Therefore, these model policies may be adapted...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 17:18As part of marking the life and death of Suvarnaprabha (1963-2013) we’ll be publishing some of her writing here on The Buddhist Centre Online, in conjunction with her friends in San Francisco, and her friend and editor, Vidyadevi.

Suvarnaprabha had been living with advanced stage cancer for the past couple of years and writing the most amazing blog about it.

Some months ago she also took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the...

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