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.
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.”
“Bhante once dropped a coin into a wishing well. He was asked was he wishing for Enlightenment. Apparently he replied ‘No, that’s guaranteed with practice; I’m wishing for money because we need money to spread the Dharma’. Maybe this story is apocryphal but it still expresses something I believe and FutureDharma Fund is our boldest effort to help the Dharma flourish into the future!”
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.”
“As a response to our international Buddhist community, Future Dharma aims to help it grow and thrive. I particularly like it’s international reach, a little can go a long way in many countries. Access to Dharma talks, funding for Dharma training, translations – the greatest gift we can give is the Dharma.”
“Throughout my years in Triratna I’ve seen good people struggling and limiting their vision for Dharma projects through lack of money. I believe FutureDharma Fund can change all that. We can all participate in the delight and freedom of sharing resources, whether giving or receiving, knowing more dreams can flourish to help the Dharma change lives.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”