Welcome! You are here because:

  1. You work/volunteer for a Triratna Centre or project and are looking for relevant, helpful resources
  2. You want to see some of the ways Triratna Buddhist Community is working to reach out and engage new populations, and how our current strategic priorities are going
  3. You would like to help Triratna grow and develop into an even more effective force for good in the world

What's here?


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Vision & Strategy

  • Information relating to current strategic priorities for Triratna
  • Young People, Responding to environmental/social issues, diversity, growth, leadership etc

Where do I find…? Who do I contact for…? Who does what..?

Triratna has evolved organically, perhaps even anarchically, with no master plan. It is a network of independent bodies and individuals co-operating on the basis of a shared understanding of Going for Refuge to Buddha, Dharma & Sangha.

Despite that, we can consider Triratna as comprising of 3 strands: College, Order and Movement

The College of Public Preceptors are those responsible for ordinations and matters associated with that.

The Order (Triratna Buddhist Order) are those individuals who have received ordination – in principle, Order Members relate to one another simply as Order Members and seniority or institutional responsbilities are of lesser prominence.

The Movement is simply the sum total of the ways that the Order engages with wider society and the wider Sangha, whether that’s helping to run Centres, groups, retreats, classes, run projects together, the practice of friendship, and many other ways.

A relatively new way of trying to join up these various strands is through the International Council, a collaborative, decision-making, issue-chewing ‘representative’ body from Order Members around the world.

If you need to contact the College, email collegeassistant [at] adhisthana.org

The Order has ‘the Order Office’ which comprises of:

  • International Order Convenors (currently Aryajaya & Vajrapriya – contact via the admin team below or Order Members can find their email on Order Address List)
  • Ethics Order Convenor – working with situations of disharmony or unskilfulness not easily resolved locally – ethicsorderconvenor [at] gmail.com
  • Admin team can be reached at orderoffice [at] triratnaorder.org
  • Separate from the Order Office, but dealing primarily for the benefit of Order Members is the Abhayaratna Trust – a charity that distributes donated funds to those in need

The Movement is of course less centralised – a good place to start is the ECA: European Chairs Assembly, a body comprising of Chairs of Triratna Centres in Europe. As well as supporting one another and discussing matters of mutual interest, the ECA gathers modest funds to fund projects and some staff known as the Development Team

  • info [at] triratnadevelopment.org for general enquiries, and emails for young person and racial diversity coordinators can be forwarded from there
  • International Movement Coordinator (currently Jnanadhara): imc [at] internationalcouncil.online
  • safeguarding [at] triratna.community for safeguarding (a secure email address)
  • Mitra Convenors (outside India): mitraconvenorsexec [at] gmail.com
  • The Buddhist Centre Online (TBCO): support [at] thebuddhistcentre.com
  • Sikkha: sikkhaproject [at] gmail.com
  • Future Dharma Fund: see contact form

An alphabetically-organised list of links to some of the resources on this site (or elsewhere)

A-B: Abhayaratna Trust | AdhisthanaAsk a Buddhist | Baby Naming | Bhante 108 Year Puja | Bhante website | BreathworksBuddhafield | Buddhist Audio Books

C-D: Centre Job Descriptions | Centre PoliciesCeremonies | Chairs Handbook | Charity Info | Children’s Dharma | College | Communities | Dana Economies | Data Protection  | Dharma Teaching Resources | Dharma Training Course for Mitras | Dying

E-G: EBU | Employers’ Responsibilities | European Chairs Assembly (ECA, Chairs only) | ECA Development Team | Festival Dates | Finances | Fire Safety | Free Buddhist Audio |Fundraising | Funerals | Future Dharma Fund | Gift Aid | GoingOnRetreat.com | Google Calendars | Growth

H-M: India Dhamma Trust | Inter-Buddhist Liaison | Inter-Faith | Jobs | Karuna Trust | KM ceremony | Lights in the Sky (video history) | Lulu Books | Mantras | Marriages  | Mental Health First Aid | Mitra (becoming one) | Mitra Ceremony | Mitra Study Course

N-S: | NBO (Network of Buddhist Organisations | Order Mediation (reconciliation [at] adhisthana.org) | Order website | Pinterest | Preceptors College | Presidents | Private Preceptors | Publicity Resources | Pujas | Retreats | Right Livelihood Resources | Sadhana texts | Safeguarding | Sangha Building | Sangharakshita seminars | Sangharakshita website | Schools Dharma | Seven Papers | Shabda online | Soundcloud | Strategic Priorities

T-Z: Taralokathebuddhistcentre support | Tiratana Vandana | Translations | Triratna Around the World | Triratna Jobs | Triratna News | Triratna Parents (Facebook) | Triratna Photos | Trustee’s Handbook | Tumblr | Urthona Arts Magazine | Volunteers | Wills | Windhorse Publications | Young Buddhists

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