Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Bristol seeking a new women's mitra convenor

By Vimalavajri on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 14:30

Bristol seeking a new women's mitra convenor

By Vimalavajri on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 14:30

Dear all,

The Bristol Buddhist Centre needs a new Women’s Mitra Convenor / Centre team member.  We have 63 women Mitras, including 35 who are training for ordination.  It’s a vibrant situation, with 17 Dharmacharinis, 8 of whom are actively involved in a women’s mitra convening kula.   You will be part of a supportive and effective Centre Team, helping plan and coordinate the many aspects of Centre life.  The team are : Chair (Bhadra), Men’s Mitra Convenor (Naravira), and Centre Team member (Khemajoti).

We would...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Upcoming highlights this year

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

Upcoming highlights this year

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

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To tie in with The Buddhist Centre Online’s Triratna Day celebrations, until April 10th we’re giving away the eBook edition of Subhuti’s Sangharakshita: A New Voice in the Buddhist TraditionDownload your free copy here. 

Windhorse author Shantigarbha is offering six-week online courses on the theme of responding to the climate and ecological emergency, based on his new book The Burning House, due to be published in August (see below). The first course begins March...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Update on Safeguarding in the Anglican Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 10:29

Update on Safeguarding in the Anglican Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 10:29

In November we reported on IICSA’s public inquiry into failures to Safeguard children in the Church of England and Church in Wales, both part of the Anglican Church worldwide.

This week IICSA has published two brief updates on measures taken (or not taken) by those two Churches in response to recommendations made by IICSA.

Triratna’s ECA Safeguarding officer Munisha was called to testify as part of IICSA’s hearings in May 2020.

NBIICSA is not investigating cases of child sexual abuse...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka summer programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings!

There are some new themes coming out with this programme:

  • The Buddha’s Victory, exploring the Buddha as the victorious one, the ‘Jina’;
  • Awakening Imagination, a retreat where we will look into Bhante’s exploration of the imagination in two lectures: ‘St Jerome Revisited’ and ‘The Journey to Il Convento’;
  • The Taste of Freedom, where we will delve into the Buddha’s teachings on Freedom or Liberation.

The retreats will again be a mixture...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Hello friends,

Due to the popularity of the WLBC’s Poetry Evening recently, we are inviting you all once more to our Precious Jewel fundraising finale on Friday 12 March, 7-9.30pm! There will be storytelling from Padmamati (Stephen Coates), music and words from Jonathan Cohen and a reading of poetic extracts from the writings of Jinananda – and much more!

No booking needed, just turn up: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/precious-jewel-gala-night-per…

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Could you be the Operations Manager at Breathworks?

By Vidyamala on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 09:48

Could you be the Operations Manager at Breathworks?

By Vidyamala on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 09:48

We’re hiring!  Could you be our Operations Manager?

Breathworks was founded back in 2004 by Vidyamala, Sona and Ratnaguna to offer mindfulness courses and approaches to people living with pain, illness and stress. Since then it has expanded greatly and now has teachers in over 35 countries.

With expansion comes opportunity and we are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager. This new team member will help fulfil the organisation’s vision by bringing together a passion and flair for systems innovation, community building and operational efficiency. ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – February 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 12:24

Chairs' Letter – February 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 12:24

Dear Order members and friends,

Being someone who only seems able to write when up against a deadline can be a little scary, as there comes a point when you just have to press ‘send’. This is what had emerged by 2am. It isn’t what I expected or set out to do, but what I happened to be reflecting on.

February has been spent mainly in zoom meetings and writing emails, with Covid lockdown beginning to...

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Sources of Inspiration: A Series of Live Conversations with Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 01:07

Sources of Inspiration: A Series of Live Conversations with Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 01:07

Saturdays, 60 minutes
March 13th, 20th, 27th
April 10th, 17th, 24th


USA PST 09:00 (10:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | México 11:00 | USA EST 12:00 (13:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | IE & UK 17:00 | Europe CET 18:00 | India 22:30 (21:30 on April 10, 17, 24) | Australia AEDT 04.00 (02:00 on April 10, 17, 24) | New Zealand 06.00 (04:00...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 18.30 | New Zealand 20.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 07:30 | México 09:30 | USA EST 10:30 | IE &...