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European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

The last weekend in September saw the annual gathering of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), this year hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana, followed as always by the annual meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE).

For the EBU meeting, around 30 people from national Buddhist unions and individual Buddhist traditions across Europe, and including some young Buddhist guests, spent three days together, concentrating on two topics: 1) Young Buddhists and 2) preventing abuse in...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union weekend at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:58

European Buddhist Union weekend at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:58

The last weekend in September saw the annual gathering of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), this year hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana. This was followed as always by the annual meeting of the group, Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE). Both were enormously successful meetings in terms of the working atmosphere and topics, and people’s enjoyment of each other and their surroundings. (I attend both each year, in my capacity as Triratna’s Liaison officer, looking after...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

Tejakula men’s summer Karuna appeal check in for the last time…
0.46 Declan
1.33 Vajragupta
2.08 Chris
3.37 Ramesh
5.35 Kusaladevi
6.50 Mike
8.00 Prajnaketu

Triratna News
Triratna News

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, is on his first Karuna Appeal! He’s been sharing how it’s been going on the Young Buddhist blog

A Karuna appeal is an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community while also raising money to help support and empower India’s Dalit community.

Prajnaketu has been sharing his experiences during the appeal: knocking on that first door to help raise money for projects in India, getting his first Standing Order, and...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The honeymoon’s over...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 10:21

The honeymoon’s over...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 10:21

Prajnaketu talks with Chris and Ramesh about the ups and downs of week three of their Karuna appeal - with some lovely stories from the doors.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 4 Aug, 2018 - 15:17

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 4 Aug, 2018 - 15:17

Prajnaketu and Declan talk about the joys, challenges and learnings from the first two weeks of the men’s Karuna appeal in London. 

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The first knock

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

The first knock

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

I was already late. And it was hot. Very hot. Indian hot. The adrenaline had taken me so far but now my legs were palpably wobbling as I approached the last bend before my destination. The hasty bowl of muesli rumbled restlesslessly in my stomach, rising and falling as the urge to vomit repeatedly came and subsided… Hold it together man… 

I’ve been here before - exams, big talks, lesson observations when I was a trainee teacher - and deep down I know...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A first for Prajnaketu

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 28 Jul, 2018 - 18:18

A first for Prajnaketu

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 28 Jul, 2018 - 18:18

 A brief update from the first day of call-backs on the Karuna Summer Men’s Appeal in London.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A doorstep into the unknown...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

A doorstep into the unknown...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

Sooo… I’ve just started a six-week fundraising appeal in London with these wonderful people (Mike, Declan, Chris, Ramesh Babar, Vajragupta, and Kusaladevi Spence)! We’re going to be raising money for an amazing charity called Karuna which helps to transform the lives of individuals and communities affected by the tyrannical caste system in India and Nepal. 

We’ve all now arrived and are settling into community we’ll be living in together. For most of us, this is the first time we’ve done anything like this...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Tethered to Fiction

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:24

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘Tethered to Fiction’ by Arthabandhu.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty and courage and seeing what we can learn from them. By opening up to new experiences life becomes more vivid and enjoyable - if we can just face the fear.

From the talk, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, given at...

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