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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Opportunity in Southampton

By Dhammavijaya on Mon, 9 Aug, 2021 - 16:34

Opportunity in Southampton

By Dhammavijaya on Mon, 9 Aug, 2021 - 16:34

The Southampton Buddhist Centre is in a period great growth since opening our distinctive new premises nearly four years ago. Since then there have been approaching twenty new mitra ceremonies, lockdown growth, numerous ordination requests, and this year two ordinations.

Southampton itself is an interesting city with a fascinating history, and is this year applying for recognition as UK City of Culture 2025. It is also surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside including the New Forest, with attractive coastline and beaches within reach....

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By padmavajra on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:11

Ordination at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By padmavajra on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:11

We are delighted to announce a Public Ordination that took place at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 23rd May 2021. The ceremony was conducted in the Lotus Hall with a restricted number of sangha and family members attending. 

The new Dharmachari was privately ordained on a private retreat with his preceptor Aparājita, and the Public Preceptor was Padmavajra:

Barrie Stanhope from Southport, in North-West England, becomes Buddhamaitrī. He who has the friendliness of the Buddha.
(The last i is long)

SADHUSADHUSADHU!

With metta,
Padmavajra

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Photos from the 2020 Winter ECA Meeting at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 - 14:35

Here are some photos from the 2020 Winter European Chairs Assembly meeting which took place at Adhisthana. The ECA meeting is a chance for those chairing Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe to come together, practice the Dharma, develop friendships and discuss issues of relevance to their sanghas and the Triratna movement, as a whole.

Triratna News
Triratna News

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

This year the BBC visited Triratna’s UK Buddhafield Festival to make an extremely positive five-minute report for their Sunday Morning Live programme, including an interview with Lokabandhu.

Watch the report on the BBC iPlayer
(Sorry this is only accessible to viewers in the UK)

The report starts at 34:27 minutes.

+ Follow Buddhafield on The Buddhist Centre Online

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Model Centre Policies (UK)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 01:21

We’re developing a set of ‘model policies’ for consideration by Triratna Centres. They have been edited from policies used by Windhorse:Evolution, Karuna, the Birmingham and London Buddhist Centres, and others – we’re grateful to them for permission to reproduce them here. 

Please note that you will need to check for yourself that the policies suggested here will meet your needs and that they satisfy current legislation.

They have been developed using the recommendations on the Charity Commission website, and ‘tweaked’ to suit the way...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Employers’ Responsibilities (UK, 2013)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 00:08

All Triratna employers have a responsibility to ensure proper taxes are paid to their national government.  There has been an important recent change to the UK Govt’s PAYE reporting: 6 April 2013 sees an important change to the Government’s PAYE system. From then all employers will have to start reporting PAYE information to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in real time, a system known as RTI. If you use payroll software you’ll...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Vajraloka retreat centre seeks two new team members

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 09:50

Vajraloka retreat centre seeks two new team members

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 09:50Vajraloka is Triratna’s meditation retreat centre in North Wales, UK. It has been established for over 30 years and been central to the deepening of the Triuratna community’s understanding and practice of meditation. For the last 4 – 6 years there has been a very steady team of around 6 men at Vajraloka who between them are responsible for all aspects of the project. This has been an excellent working ground for their individual and collective practice...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Windhorse:evolution seek Customer Services Advisor

By lokabandhu on Wed, 14 Nov, 2012 - 12:15

Windhorse:evolution seek Customer Services Advisor

By lokabandhu on Wed, 14 Nov, 2012 - 12:15Customer Services AdvisorWindhorse:evolution, Cambridge

Windhorse:evolution are seeking a committed Triratna Buddhist for the vacancy of full-time Customer Services Advisor (35 hrs per week, Mon to Friday 9-5pm)

Windhorse:evolution is based in beautiful Cambridge, UK. It was formed in 1979 to raise funds for Buddhist projects and provide ethical work opportunities for those interested in Team-Based Right Livelihood. Over the years we have raised millions of pounds for many worthwhile Buddhist and social projects around the world. There...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Manchester Buddhist Centre Opportunity Shop seeks two managers

By lokabandhu on Wed, 31 Oct, 2012 - 09:13

Manchester Buddhist Centre Opportunity Shop seeks two managers

By lokabandhu on Wed, 31 Oct, 2012 - 09:13Manchester Buddhist Centre Opportunity Shop
The Manchester Opportunity Shop is a Buddhist Team Based Right Livelihood (TBRL) business, supported by the Manchester Buddhist Centre. We are looking for two experienced and creative individuals to work with the Opportunity Shop Board of Trustees to finalise the business plan for this new TBRL business.

Once the plan is completed, the two individuals will work with the trustees to find a premises within Manchester, get the business ready for trading...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Two vacancies at Virya Technologies

By lokabandhu on Sun, 19 Aug, 2012 - 23:17

Two vacancies at Virya Technologies

By lokabandhu on Sun, 19 Aug, 2012 - 23:17 Virya Technologies is a small and growing Right Livelihood business associated with Triratna and based in Ipswich UK, with vacancies coming up for two fulltime apprentices: a Joomla! Web designer/developer and a Marketing and PR Apprentice.

They say - “We are an ethical company who specialises in Open Source technology and currently have an opening for a web designer/developer apprentice who will specialise in...

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