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What is a Triratna Centre? document

By dhammamegha on Sun, 18 Dec, 2016 - 21:25

The 2014 International Council meeting raised the question of what makes a bona fide Triratna Centre.

Principles and practices for Triratna centres were collated into a draft document. After widespread consultation through chairs and Area councils across the world, the International Council meeting in 2016 unanimously gave its full blessing to this final version.

This is the first time we have agreed on the principles of our lineage of responsibility. It is the fullest and most successful consultation the movement has conducted.

This is the document that has been agreed for use across...

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Hearing loss advice for Buddhist Centres

By jnanamitra on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 17:18

Hearing loss advice for Buddhist Centres – a paper prepared by Jnanamitra.

I have also added some info supplied by Satyadakini from the Croydon Sangha 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Fire Safety, UK (2006)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 16:53

Here is some information about the Fire Safety Order 2005, which came into force on 1st October 2006. As from that date, old fire safety certificates cease to be effective and new regulations for running a fire safety assessment come into operation.

There is a website ( on which you will find information about the new regulations.

There may be exemption from some of the new fire regulations for religious residential communities i.e. less strict regulations apply than would in a...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Publicity Information

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 15:14

Here you will find a collection of ideas and information relating to publicity. Included is a range of pre-designed posters where you can just fill in your local details on-line, print them out -and hey presto! – there’s your poster! When choosing images, copyright issues are important – click here for some guidance

The ‘Triratna Resources Sheet‘ can be used as a simple handout giving links to many of Triratna’s main on-line resources. It includes sections on Meditation, Study, Audio/Visual, About the Triratna...

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

The Urban Retreat Online - A Trial of the Social Network

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 19:54

I gave this talk at the European Chair’s Assembly in January 2012 about the trial we did during the Urban Retreat (October 2011) for Groups and Projects on We learned a lot and this is a report on the experience - and the potential - of a Triratna social network, with some considerations of the bigger questions about how online contexts can help foster a sense of community and support people in their personal practice.

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Towards Effective Triratna Online Learning (2011)

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 17:48

These are extended consultation notes for anyone interested in setting up their own ‘Courses’ as part of their Project on It outlines the approach we’ll be taking on the site and offers a general discussion of the issues to take into account when planning online study.