Transforming the World

Through Passing on the Dharma

In its first 50 years Triratna has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.  Triratna has much to celebrate as an international Dharma community.

Living Ethically Quote - Sangharakshita
Sangharakshita

Since the root of all of these problems is the greed and hatred lodged deep in the human heart. The only long-term solution is enough men and women around the world committing to growing in wisdom and compassion, and helping others to do the same.

This will require effective spiritual communities like Triratna that support the growth of individuals who work as a force for good in the world.

Not by hatred are hatreds ever pacified here (in the world). They are pacified by love. This is the eternal law.

Dhammapada

(trans. Sangharakshita)

Those responsible for the Order, College and Movement, as well as the International Council, have been reflecting on what we can all do to respond to the needs of the world over the next 50 years.

The fruit is a set of nine Dharma priorities and a provisional programme of projects:

FutureDharma will fund Projects that develop:

One Sangha united by a spirit of kalayana mitrata and Sangharakshita’s lineage practices and teachings.

Creating the Depth and Intensity of Practice needed for the arising of the Bodhicitta.

Life Transforming Dharma available to people of different ages, class and nationalities.

We estimate needing £3-5 million in gifts and loans and £500K in annual income by 2021 to fund this work effectively.

As a sangha we need to think more radically about how we fund this Dharma work.  We need to move further beyond the idea of ‘me and my family’s money’ towards sharing our resources with those who need it.  By transcending our attachment to money we will change many other people’s lives and transform ourselves.

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