Triratna is delighted to announce the formal dedication of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s newest retreat centre – Adhisthana, at Coddington Court, near Ledbury, Hereforshire. Adhisthana, meaning ‘blessing’ or ‘grace’, is a very important addition to Triratna’s worldwide mandala of Buddhist centres: among other things it’s Triratna founder Ven. Urgyen Sangharakshita’s new home and intended final …. Read More >
Aruna Ratanagiri have produced a Forest Sangha Calendar for 2014, available for free download in 12 languages, thanks to the collaboration of many translators. They can be downloaded for printing from forestsangha.org/calendar. Printed copies of the Forest Sangha Calendar are also available for free distribution at their monasteries.
We usually think of conflict as negative and painful. How would it be if we were to see conflict as transformative? Buddhism suggests that out of difficulties and conflicts can develop wholesome outcomes. At times we can be embroiled in conflict within ourselves and with those around us. Can these conflicts be creative? In what …. Read More >
A group of nuns from the Bhutan Nuns Foundation will be touring the UK from July 2013, meeting local Buddhist groups and giving presentations on the realities of life as a nun in Bhutan. Please see poster for details or visit their websites www.womenofbuddha.com and www.buzzbnk.org/bnfvisit2013.
The Dharma Primary School, Europe’s only primary school to offer an education based on Buddhist values (based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK), is seeking a new Head Teacher. Current head Peter Murdock is preparing to move on after more than a decade of leadership at the end of this year. Since his appointment in 2002, Peter has …. Read More >
In response to the recent ethnic violence against Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine state, which has often been supported and perpetuated by the area’s Buddhists, the NBO executive endorse the recent statement issued by a number of international Buddhist leaders and teachers, due to be published in Burmese newspapers this week: WORLD BUDDHIST LEADERS RESPONSE TO THE …. Read More >
Tomorrow – April 14th – sees the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Ambedkar, inspiration to many millions of India’s ‘Dalits’ and leader of their mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956. As our way of celebrating this important date in Triratna’s calendar, we’re delighted to offer you this link to ‘Ambedkar’, the 2000 movie …. Read More >
Modgala, the NBO’s interfaith officer, recently attended Parliament to report to the “All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom” on issues faced by Buddhists in different parts of the world. Her report is attached. The NBO was invited by Baroness Berridge who said – “The cross party group of parliamentarians has been formed to …. Read More >
Buddhafield have a new event coming up this year, building on the success of the much-loved Buddhafield Festival, now in its 17th year. Titled ‘Green Earth Awakening’, it’s on the theme of ‘Tools for your Mind, Skills for our Future’. There’s details on the Buddhafield website at www.buddhafield.com/index.php?events=green-earth-awakening-camp. They say – “‘Green Earth Awakening will …. Read More >
The NBO’s website received a makeover this week with the introduction of a new ‘theme’. This is a prelude to making it much more visual – adding lots of images from around the UK’s Buddhist community – and interactive, with a new set of Membership pages. These should allow online registration and payment. Please do …. Read More >