Aparajita writes: As many of you know, Pramodana (Blackburn, UK) is terminally ill with cancer and has a prognosis of months. To help him share his experience with the Order, and for the Order to support him, a website/blog has been set up: www.pramodana.net. Please visit the site for the latest news of his situation, and to share your memories and rejoicings. We are hoping it will grow into a rich resource that will reflect Pramodana’s love of the Order and the Dharma. Take a look!
Uddiyana was an ancient land famous for rich, fertile plains, soaring mountains and an abundance of natural environment and culture. Sounds a long way from the streets of Leytonstone, east London, UK? A long-established Triratna men’s community there has just adopted “Uddiyana” (Royal Orchard) as its new name. https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/ancient-royal-orchard-newly-founded-east-london-uk
Lokabandhu turns 55 and is celebrating his birthday by retiring from Triratna’s European Development Team, and he'll embark on an exploration of living a simple life with the elements in a horsebox situated in his very own field.
On the first weekend in April this year Adhisthana welcomed a gathering of 35 “Young Facilitators”. The Young Facilitators are young Mitras and Order members engaged with inspiring young people to meet and practise the Dharma through running activities and groups for young people at their local centres.
Do you have motion graphics/video-making skills and experience? Stephen Heppell, a London-based mitra training for ordination, is a Buddhist animator seeking a team for a Right-Livelihood agency producing animated videos and motion graphics.