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Posted on Jul 11, 2016 in News |

Come to our Concert: celebrating 10 years of support for the Order

    The Abhayaratna Trust 10th Anniversary Concert   The Festival Theatre, The Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Saturday 27th October 2018, 19:00 – 22:00 Programme 19:00 Introduction to the evening Mahasraddha 19:10 Schubert Impromptu Ratnadhya (piano) 19:20 ​Sangharakshita Songs – a setting of eight Sangharakshita poems composed by David Earl (Akashadeva) Manidhara (baritone), Akashadeva (piano) 20:00 Interval 20:20 Two Musical Parodies  Ratnadhya (piano) 20:35 Jazz trio set Yashodaka + friends 21:05 End of concert  21:10 Refreshments in Buddhist Centre reception area 21:45 Depart The Abhayaratna Trust is hosting a concert this autumn to celebrate all that the Abhayaratna Trust has achieved in 10 years of supporting Triratna Order members in need. Join us for an exciting autumn evening and hear some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community.On Saturday 27th October from 7-9pm, you will be serenaded by Schubert with Ratnadhya; inspired by Manidhara’s singing some of Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by Akashadeva on piano. After the interval you’ll be thoroughly entertained by Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies, then...

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Posted on May 10, 2016 in Articles |

Death and Dying – what will you do?

‘In my fantasies I am exempted from the general truth of death. But that is a delusion, and death will come to me, even me, as well.’  – The Four Reminders, Vishvapani Despite this truth, we often shy away from talking about death and dying. By opening up this conversation, and by taking steps to make your wishes known to friends and family, you can ensure that your wishes and choices are respected. What are your funeral wishes? Who would you like to benefit from any wealth and possessions you leave behind? How would you want to be cared for if you could no longer make decisions? Take Action “Although I have thought about making a will many times and also discussed it with others, I haven’t yet done so. It is something that I really need to do. As we know, death is not dependent on age. Making a will is actually Mindfulness of not-Breathing.” – Dharmachari Paramashanti As well as talking to friends and family about your wishes,...

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Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in Articles |

An Invitation to Get Involved

Would you like to get involved? We want to create connections with Mitras and Order members and your local Triratna Centre or Group. Become a ‘Just Ask, Just Give’ representative, and help make a practical difference to Triratna Buddhist Order members in need. ‘Just Ask’ Representative A ‘Just Ask’ representative is the bridge between local Order members and the Abhayaratna Trust. As someone involved with the local Sangha you may be aware of Order members in financial difficulties or, if an Order member would like to make an application to the Abhayaratna Trust, then you might be involved in encouraging them to do so. Ideally you would help to share what we do with local Order members through giving our leaflets to chapters, once or twice a year, or perhaps giving a short presentation at a regional Order event. If you are an Order member and like the sound of being an Abhayaratna Trust ‘Just Ask’ Representative then please get in touch: jinavamsa@abhayaratnatrust.org.uk ‘Just Give’ Representative An Abhayaratna Trust ‘Just Give’ representative is someone who helps create a link between the Abhayaratna Trust...

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Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in News |

A case of dysentery

The story from the Pali Canon about ‘A case of dysentery’  resonates with the work of the Abhayaratna Trust. We want to ensure that no Triratna Order members are isolated from the spiritual community through old age or illness or disability. You might like to read the version on Bhante Sangharakshita’s website in the Buddha’s Victory – here: http://www.sangharakshita.org/_books/buddhas-victory.pdf...

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