Competition

Triratna Design Competition 2011 results Congratulations to Alison Mccandish (Glasgow, UK), Christine McConnell (Toowoomba Buddhist Centre, Australia), David John (London, UK), Nene Stam (Newcastle, UK), Stuart Phillips (Windhorse:evolution, Cambrige, UK), and Dinah...

Publicity

Here are some rough drafts from Vajragupta: ethical qualities [pdf] provocative [pdf] quotes [pdf] rough ideas [pdf] We realise they are a bit unpolished (especially the images), but in terms of attempting to introduce new people to the Dharma, we think that the ideas...

Mahananda

Mahananda’s mother’s family was Jewish and they lived in the Jewish quarter of Krakow. During the war, she ended up in Auschwitz, but survived, came to England, was married and her first son (Mahananda) was born. Many years later, when he heard that a new...

Simhacitta

Simhacitta was an Order member who died aged 76. He’d spent the last twelve years of his life living in a community in Bristol. On the day he died, his friends discovered he’d left a cheque for £5000 made payable to the Buddhist Centre on the mantelpiece. They will...

Taraloka

Taraloka Retreat Centre received a £3000 gift from a woman who’d been on retreat with them. They were able to buy two new computers for the office and four sofas for the lounge in the retreat centre. Their experience was that a gift in a will was really helpful,...

Meg

Our children were small when we had to leave them to travel abroad to the funeral of a close friend. This made us think: ‘what would happen if we both died?’ We had a solicitor draw up our wills because there was property involved and the complexity of inheritance tax...