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Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Q: What’s the absolutely best thing about working for FutureDharma Fund?

A: Knowing that we’re helping you support some amazing Triratna projects.

Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of them. First up in June - Clear Vision Trust

Now 50 years old, Triratna has grown and spread across the globe. We all practice in a diverse range of settings. Yet whether we’re part of a large urban sangha, attend a small local group, live in a community, on our own or in...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

Can Triratna really help change this suffering world?

Terrorism, environmental degradation, the consumerist tide of distraction and dissatisfaction: sometimes the world can seem broken.

Triratna is entering its next 50 years. Can Triratna offer more people ways to stay sane in a confusing world: ways to connect, to grow and to give?

FutureDharma Fund believes it can. The only long term solution to suffering is enough movements like ours creating a wave of kindness and wisdom in the world. Only this will transform the forces of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video reports on some of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Triratna (as the FWBO) on 8th April 1967. 

We visit the joint northern English centres’ celebration at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, the events at Adhisthana and Dhanakosa (UK) and the mainland European celebrations held at Essen (Germany). We hear about the culture and zeitgeist of Britain in the late 1960s, in which the FWBO and WBO were created. And we hear from Ratnaguna...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Triratna 50th Anniversary celebrations NewsByte

By sanghadhara on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:08

Triratna 50th Anniversary celebrations NewsByte

By sanghadhara on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:08

On April 8th 2017 Triratna Day was celebrated around the world as the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967. We visit Sheffield for the Northern English celebration, Adhisthana, Dhanakosa in Scotland and Essen for the Western European events in Germany.

Thanks to Suryaprabha for his Lights in the Sky videos, to Ben Linsey-Bloom for organising footage from Adhisthana, Shantiketu for Dhanakosa and Frank Mählen from Essen.

#Triratna50

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

FutureDharma Fund Champions

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 31 May, 2017 - 16:24

FutureDharma Fund Champions

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 31 May, 2017 - 16:24

Would you like some free training in fundraising from Amalavajra? How about the chance to come to Adhisthana on one of our weekends? You will learn all about money and how to raise it for your centre and other Triratna projects.

You’ll be joining a sangha of amazing folk who come together to share ideas, get trained up, and sing silly songs whilst eating chocolate. They’re our FutureDharma Champions - a lovely bunch of people who volunteer their time to promote FutureDharma Fund and fundraising in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary

By Munisha on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 08:45

Sangharakshita's Diary

By Munisha on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 08:45

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary. He writes:

“April was certainly a month of growth and birth; it seemed as though every day a new plant or flower was sprouting or coming into bud and blossom. The various nesting ducks have all hatched their ducklings and the swallows and housemartins have returned. Bhante himself seems no less affected or part of this springtime growth, as he has entered into a rich period of writing, going from one set of reflections to the next, addressing one theme...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Vidyadevi and the Complete Works

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 23:47

Vidyadevi and the Complete Works

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 23:47

Our video today is Vidyadevi’s beautiful talk, ‘Beyond Us, Yet Ourselves’ about her work as editor of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works, given in Adhisthana’s Sangharakshita Library on the Triratna 50th anniversary weekend. (Audio below.)

Giulietta Spudich writes from Windhorse Publications to update us on the the Complete Works project.

“The project was launched successfully last October with four volumes published so far. These volumes include previously out of print material such as What is the Sangha? and never-before published...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

A Cathedral of Words

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 09:56

A Cathedral of Words

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 09:56

The Complete Works of Sangharakshita was launched successfully last October with four volumes published so far. These volumes include previously out of print material such as What is the Sangha?, and never-before published material like various talks by Sangharakshita in India in the 1980s. In addition to these important works, much effort has been made by the editorial team to trace back the source of original teachings and present them as endnotes. The last volume, the Concordance, will index teachings...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Thanks Suvajra for catching this visit from Sangharakshita as part of Adhisthana’s celebrations of Triratna Buddhist Community’s 50th Birthday.

Filmed on a mobile, it’s best to keep the screen small to watch this video. 

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Last daily quote from 'The Survey': the true miracle

By vajratara on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 15:16

Last daily quote from 'The Survey': the true miracle

By vajratara on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 15:16

The ‘Transcendental Principle’ retreat is over.  Here is your last quote from ‘The Survey’!  I hope you enjoyed us sharing a bit of our retreat with you:

The only true miracle, the only one that really counts, is when a man turns from an ignoble to a noble way of life.  Ch1.17

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