FutureDharma Team

Future Dharma Team

Meet the Trustees and team of FutureDharma Fund, working together on behalf of the Public Preceptors’ College, European Chairs Assembly, International Council and International Order Office.

Trustees

Ratnadharini

Ratnadharini

Trustee, Public Preceptor’s College

“As well as everyone giving time and energy, this is going to make it possible for us all to collaborate and put in financial resources in big ways and little ways. I think it’s going to really surprise us to find what we can do when we organise ourselves in this way, and I think it’s something we’re ready to do now. It’s great to be part of it.”

Saddhaloka

Saddhaloka

Trustee, Public Preceptor’s College

“The world needs the dharma. And we have the dharma in a way that is accessible and can make a real difference in people’s lives. We need the resources to make the dharma available to more and more people. It opens up the possibility of a real culture of giving, where there’s a real flow of resources, of generosity, of putting money and energy where it’s needed to make a real difference.”

Paramabandhu

Paramabandhu

Trustee, Public Preceptor’s College

“FutureDharma is a great opportunity to strategically direct our resources. That way we can make the Dharma as widely available as possible and support deepening of its practice for the benefit of beings.”

Jnanavaca

Jnanavaca

Trustee, European Chairs Assembly

“It feels to me like the world needs the dharma, perhaps even more than it ever has done. Sangharakshita’s version of the dharma is more and more vital for the modern world. The FutureDharma Fund is trying to make sure that as a Movement, we’ve got a real response to the world for decades to come.”

Visuddhimati

Visuddhimati

Trustee, European Chairs Assembly

“The FutureDharma Fund has come out of the Chairs Meeting. We very much wanted to have a well financed, well resourced movement, and FutureDharma Fund is set-up to raise money for that to happen. It inspires me because that will create opportunities – both for existing projects and to seed new initiatives.”

Dhammarati

Dhammarati

Trustee, International Council

“One of the main responsibilities of the bodhisattva is to create community. I think once you’ve made that connection you want the conditions that support your own practice. The main thing that does that is relationship with other people; practising, you’re in contact with other people whose experience supports your own.”

Lokeshvara

Lokeshvara

Trustee, International Order Office

“I think what the Order can offer the world is a mythological view, if you like, or the chance to live and embody a mythic life. A life that is full of richness and poetry and the arts, embedded in the dharma. And I think that encouraging others to do this collectively is one of the wonderful gifts that we offer the world.”

Team

Nandavajra

Nandavajra

FutureDharma Fund Team

“The FutureDharma Fund has the potential to become a bold and ambitious expression of Sangharakshita’s vision of ‘Transforming self, transforming world’. For all of us it is an opportunity to ask how we want to use our resources for the greatest good, and the world certainly needs dynamic and effective expressions and communication of the Dharma, which the Fund aims to enable.”

Amalavajra

Amalavajra

FutureDharma Lead Fundraiser

“FutureDharma fund is our new vehicle for reaching more people around the world, for helping create a greater unity amongst us, and also a greater depth of practice amongst us so that we really have something to offer the world. FutureDharma Fund is our biggest and boldest effort to take what we’ve learned and developed over our first 50 years into the next 50 years.”

Jai Teather

Jai Teather

FutureDharma Champion coordinator

Patrick Creamer

Patrick Creamer

Supporter Care Manager

“The projects that are funded by supporters’ donations are truly transformative and life-changing – projects such as creating a new library at Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, Mexico and, in India, enabling some of the most disadvantaged people in society an opportunity to transform their lives. Your support gives the gift of the Dharma to the world.”

Viryanaga

Viryanaga

Projects Manager

In my work I hear many stories of people throughout the world who are in great hardship, whether socially, financially or emotionally and who desperately want to practice the Dharma but can’t. The FutureDharma Fund is our direct response to that need, providing the means for exciting Trairatna projects to be developed to pass on the Dharma and help these people flourish.

What is the FutureDharma Fund?  At a recent Triratna International Council meeting Nandavajra, the Fund’s Director, explains the purpose of FutureDharma. Watch this clip to hear in some detail how it all started, what it does, how it’s developing, and what the future holds.