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Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

On 23rd April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after a Going for Refuge retreat held at Chintamani Retreat Centre. 

Mexican and Clear Vision director Sanghadhara was there and filmed the ordinations for NewByte, also interviewing Parami about how six women from Triratna’s Venezuela sangha came to be invited.\

Re-watch the live broadcast of the ordinations

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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Women's Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 16:13

Women's Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 16:13

On 23 April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after being on a Going for Refuge Retreat at Cintamani Retreat Centre. 
Parami also tells us about how 6 women from Venezuela came to be invited to the event.

metta for merida
metta for merida

monthly metta for mérida meditation

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 17:42

monthly metta for mérida meditation

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 17:42

We would like to make the meditations a monthly event on the last Wednesday of every month. Each month we will give updates about how things are going in Venezuela. For the next one on 30th Aug I will be in Caracas & I hope to lead a meditation directly over there too.

Tonight’s ceremony in Nottingham at the start of the meditation will be streamed live starting just before 7.30pm UK time. When the video goes live you will...

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Metta for Merida

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Metta for Merida

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Dear friends, Vajranatha, and the Triratna Sangha in Venezuela, needs our help! 

At the recent European chairs meeting Vajrnatha, the only order member in Venezuela, spoke movingly about the situation in Venezuela, and Merida, where he lives. 

In the video he says  ”I really need help…. what’s happening in Venezuela is a humanitarian crisis. I would like Triratna to be able to respond to this crisis.”

Please watch this video and share it with your sangha friends. What can we do to help the situation? Can...

metta for merida
metta for merida

Other things you could do to help people in Venezuela

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:47

Other things you could do to help people in Venezuela

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:47

As well as helping to organise groups to send metta to everyone in Venezuela, which I believe can make a real difference, you may feel like helping out in other, more practical ways. Sometimes people ask me if they can send food parcels or medicines, but unfortunately that is not possible, parcels would never make it through customs.

However, there are some things which you might be able to do to help…

  • Offer friendship online to people in the Sangha
  • Do you have an old smart
  • ...
metta for merida
metta for merida

First international metta for merida meditation

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 10:10

First international metta for merida meditation

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 10:10

On Wed 16th of August at 7:30pm Uk time (2.30pm in Venezuela itself) will are going to launch the metta for mérida project with simultaneous meditations in the Mérida Buddhist Centre in Venezuela and the Nottingham Buddhist Centre. Immediately after this meditation there will be twining ceremony for the Nottingham & Mérida centres.

We hope as many other Triratna Buddhist Centres as possible will be able to join us.

Present in Nottingham will be Vajranatha (the current Chairman of the Mérida centre), Aryavachin...

metta for merida
metta for merida

Video about the current situation in Venezuela July 2017

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 - 15:42

Video about the current situation in Venezuela July 2017

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 - 15:42

Made to launch this project Metta for Mérida explaining the difficulties for people in the Sangha in Venezuela.

Filmed at Vajrasana in Uk by Sanghadhara of Clear Vision.

metta for merida
metta for merida

News from Bristol

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 - 14:24

News from Bristol

Posted by Vajranatha to metta for merida on Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 - 14:24

On the recent ECA meeting several centres pledged to raise a total of £5000 to help the Venezuelan Sangha with travel expenses so they can take part in retreats outside Venezuela and Order Members can travel to support them.

Bristol is the first centre to respond. I was invited to give a ten minute talk at their regulars’ class about the situation in Venezuela. After the talk we did mettabhavana including Venezuela in the last stage. At the end...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

Posted by Munisha to European Chairs' Assembly on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

Posted by Munisha to European Chairs' Assembly on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Here in Suffolk, UK, days come and go, the rain pours down, the duck family continues to parade around (see previous report), and the Chairs are still meditating, doing puja, chatting, walking and listening to presentations and small groups.

They’ve looked at the work of Triratna’s Translations Board; members of the College and Adhisthana Kula have visited to explain the work they’re doing to address painful aspects of Triratna’s past; and the ECA’s Safeguarding officer, Munisha, has...

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