It is amazing to reflect on what has been achieved in just over 40 years since the Triratna Buddhist Community was founded. The precious jewels of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha have been given to tens of thousands of people across the world. Well over 100 Centres and groups – places where the Three Jewels shine brightly – have been established in over 25 different countries. Many people’s lives have been changed. Sometimes that change is dramatic, literally life-saving. Sometimes it is more subtle, but still life-affirming.
Please consider helping keep the Three Jewels shining by leaving a gift, large or small, to the Triratna Buddhist Community in your will. Here are three possible ways of doing that…
1) A gift to your local Buddhist Centre could help support a team member to put on extra Dharma classes or do more school visits. Or it could pay for a beautiful and inspiring piece of art that the Centre could never otherwise afford. Or it could enable a Triratna group that meets in rented rooms to buy their own Buddhist Centre. Or it could provide a bursary to help people afford to go on retreat. Gifts large and small have helped our local Centres to thrive and grow.
2) Or you might like to leave a gift to the Triratna Development Fund, to help work that develops the whole of the Triratna Buddhist Community. In recent years this has funded events and resources to make the Dharma more inspiring to young men and women, websites that have free Dharma talks and resources that have been used by hundreds of thousands of people, support for those running new Centres and groups across the world, and much other work. The fund is run by chairmen and women of Centres across Europe, in consultation with those from beyond Europe too. It is totally dependent on local Centres and individuals for donations. Any gift will help us do more to develop and unify the Triratna Buddhist Community.
3) Lastly, you might prefer to leave a gift to another specific Triratna project that you want to support, such as projects that work with the Buddhist Community in India, or that helps train and prepare men and women for ordination, or that produces the books, websites and Dharma resources that the world needs, but which aren’t always commercially viable. Our directory of Triratna charities page gives details of who is doing what, and how you might support them.