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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

“For me, just being with other young people… actually this is really important… there’s an energy, there’s a natural friendship, there’s a speaking the Dharma in our own language, in our own time, with our own metaphors, about the life decisions we are currently trying to make” - Singhamati, 2015.
 
In 2008 the European Chairs’ Assembly Development Team - which supports Triratna-wide initiatives around the world - ran a weekend retreat exploring how to inspire...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Chair for Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Wed, 13 Apr, 2016 - 11:57

New Chair for Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Wed, 13 Apr, 2016 - 11:57

Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK, has a new Chair. Maitrisara writes:

“At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, we have been welcoming our new Chair, Singhamati, and saying goodbye and thank you to Samacitta, our Chair for the last eight years. Samacitta is returning to Australia to care for her elderly mother.

The handover took place on on Triratna Day, 10th April, within the context of a sevenfold puja led by Paramartha, our Centre President and attended by nearly one hundred people.

On Friday 8th April, we spent...

Triratna News
Triratna News

NewsByte video: 8th Young Buddhist retreat, Adhisthana

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Nov, 2015 - 10:23

NewsByte video: 8th Young Buddhist retreat, Adhisthana

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Nov, 2015 - 10:23

Clear Vision reports from Triratna’s 8th Young Buddhist retreat in October at Adhisthana, UK. Young Order members, Friends and Mitras explain the importance of these events and rejoice in their friendships. They also say goodbye to Singhamati, stepping down as the European Chairs’ Assembly’s (ECA) part-time Young People’s Co-ordinator.

As she explains, it all began with the first weekend for young people, in 2008, at which some old people were also present, “trying to be young people”. (Yeah, thanks, Singhamati!) What...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

8th Young Buddhists Retreat - NewsByte Nov2015

By sanghadhara on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 21:51

8th Young Buddhists Retreat - NewsByte Nov2015

By sanghadhara on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 21:51

In October 2015 the 8th International Young Buddhist retreat took place in Adhisthana where Singhamati handed on her responsibilities as Young Buddhists coordinator. This project has grown substantially and is consolidating its place in Triratna

Triratna News
Triratna News

Researching young Buddhists

By Munisha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 00:20

Researching young Buddhists

By Munisha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 00:20As we reported a few days ago, Singhamati is the new (and first!) Young Persons’ Co-ordinator appointed by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly.

In February, even before she started the job, she undertook a piece of research exploring
  • the characteristics of the younger generation
  • their receptivity to religion and
  • a review of the Triratna Young Buddhists’ Project so far.

Listen to Singhamati’s 26-minute talk on her research, given at the Young Facilitators’ meeting in April.

youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Who are the Young Facilitators?

By Munisha on Sat, 10 May, 2014 - 00:08

Who are the Young Facilitators?

By Munisha on Sat, 10 May, 2014 - 00:08On the first weekend in April this year Adhisthana welcomed a gathering of 35 “Young Facilitators”.

The Young Facilitators are young Mitras and Order members engaged with inspiring young people to meet and practise the Dharma through running activities and groups for young people at their local centres. They gather together every year to share ideas, inspire each other and build friendships which, they hope, are the basis of the next generation of the Triratna Buddhist Community.

This...