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A message from Paramachitta, Chair of the Valencia Buddhist Centre in Spain.

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Published: 25 Jun 2020

Video message from Paramachita -

Chair of the Valencia Buddhist Center

You have arrived at this page because you are a friend of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Valencia. You may not have ever visited our Centre, or are not able to come very often – you may not even be a Buddhist, but we are in contact with you to communicate something of our vision and why we need your help.
You can contribute to the Triratna Buddhist Community in Valencia in its move to a new home. We need your support in raising the 50.000 euros required for the purchase and refurbishment of a new space.
 
Without the generosity of the sangha the activities of the Valencia Buddhist Centre would not be possible, and without our activities many of us would feel less able to understand and practise the Dharma and to live a better life. Your generosity is good and necessary to contribute to the changes we are undertaking, and we believe can be good for you too. A generous act can have such positive and far reaching effects, and not just for for the one receiving it.

Can you share our Vision?

Change your mind / change your life / change the world.

This has been our slogan which underpins the acftivities that we have carried out in our public centre in the city for the last 30 years, offering the opportunity to explore and practise meditation and buddhism in our daily lives.

Buddhism is a deeply transforming vision of existence that, whether you come or not to the centre, will affect you, affect the world and change it for the better. We care about you, care about building a better world for everyone, with more harmony, more awareness of nature, caring for animals, caring for ideas, caring for the future of us all. Whether you practise Buddhism or not, it bears you in mind and takes you into account. Your support and solidarity will make a real difference.

 

The problem

As a result of the Covid-19 crisis many people have lost much and continue to suffer the consequences in different ways. For the Triratna community in Valencia it meant we had to curtail our activities to the extent we were unable to raise enough to pay our running costs. We had to leave the place where we could meet together and participate in activities which touched our hearts; the place where we had grown as individuals and had met people who became close friends; between whose walls we had experienced joy, celebration, progress, where the Dharma had given meaning to each of our lives as well as that of so many who came through our doors.

So now we are without a home and we need your support in order to continue doing what we have been doing for the development, happiness and benefit of all beings,

We have a solution:

We feel spiritually strong and eager and we know we can build on the natural response of solidarity in times of difficulty.

We think we have found the ideal space toegether with some options for a loan to make the purchase possible. We are asking for 50,000euros which will be used to pay all the costs incurred in the purchase, relocation and renovation of the new premises making them welcoming and beautiful, a fitting place for the practice of the Dharma,

 

The Buddhist Centre is the Sangha, and anyone who has participated in or benefitted from the Dharma is a member of the Sangha. Every contribution of whatever amount or whatever form is welcome and will help bring about the vision to keep the teaching of the Buddha available not only to the people of Valencia but to many more in the Spanish speaking world.

 

Thanks in advance - please donate what you can. your grain of sand is a grain of gold.

 

Message from Paramachita - Chair of the Valencia Buddhist Center

La Orden y Comunidad Budista Triratna es un movimiento mundial de personas que tratan de comprometerse con las enseñanzas del Buda viviendo con las condiciones del mundo moderno. No es un movimiento monástico ni laico, somos simplemente budistas, en diferentes etapas de compromiso y comprensión, adoptando lo mejor que podemos los estándares éticos del Dharma (la enseñanza del Buda) a nuestras vidas .

El Centro Budista de Valencia, crea un contexto en el que todas las personas pueden contactar con la tradición espiritual que en Occidente se conoce como Budismo y aprovechar los beneficios que esta ofrece.

Alrededor del centro hemos cultivado distintos ejemplos de cómo vivir y tener una práctica espiritual. Durante muchos años tuvimos un negocio de subsistencia ética en donde un equipo de personas funciona en forma de cooperativa, permitiendo a la gente trabajar éticamente con otros que comparten sus valores.

Nuestro centro es parte de un movimiento internacional fundado por Sangharákshita - la Comunidad Budista Triratna (antes Los Amigos de la Orden Budista Occidental o AOBO)-. En Triratna estamos comprometidos a practicar y presentar el Budismo de una manera apropiada para el mundo moderno. Dentro del movimiento Triratna estudiamos y practicamos aquellos aspectos del budismo que consideramos útiles para nuestro desarrollo. A la vez que permanecemos fieles a la tradición budista buscamos fuentes de inspiración fuera del Budismo, significando esto que no tenemos que abandonar nuestras raíces culturales cuando nos adentramos en el camino budista. Podemos apreciar y utilizar lo mejor de la cultura y el arte occidental como un puente de entendimiento a las enseñanzas budistas.

Descripció en valencià

L'Ordre i Comunitat Budista Triratna és un moviment mundial de persones que tracten de comprometre's amb els ensenyaments del Buda vivint amb les condicions del món modern. No és un moviment monàstic ni laic, som simplement budistes, en diferents etapes de compromís i comprensió, adoptant el millor que podem els estàndards ètics del Dharma (l'ensenyament del Buda) a les nostres vides .

El Centre Budista de València, crea un context en el qual totes les persones poden contactar amb la tradició espiritual que a Occident es coneix com a Budisme i aprofitar els beneficis que aquesta ofereix.

Al voltant del centre hem cultivat diferents exemples de com viure i tindre una pràctica espiritual. Durant molts anys vam tindre un negoci de subsistència ètica on un equip de persones funciona en forma de cooperativa, permetent a la gent treballar èticament amb uns altres que comparteixen els seus valors.

El nostre centre és part d'un moviment internacional fundat per Sangharákshita - la Comunitat Budista Triratna (abans Els Amics de l'Ordre Budista Occidental o AOBO)-. En Triratna estem compromesos a practicar i presentar el Budisme d'una manera apropiada per al món modern. Dins del moviment Triratna estudiem i practiquem aquells aspectes del budisme que considerem útils per al nostre desenvolupament. Alhora que romanem fidels a la tradició budista busquem fonts d'inspiració fora del Budisme, significant això que no hem d'abandonar les nostres arrels culturals quan ens endinsem en el camí budista. Podem apreciar i utilitzar el millor de la cultura i l'art occidental com un pont d'enteniment als ensenyaments budistes.

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Comments (5)

Que pronto se logre el objetivo, sadhu, sadhu, sadhu

Pablo

26 days ago

Ojalá se pueda reabrir. He pasado momentos increíbles en ese centro que me han cambiado la vida. Aunque hacía tiempo que no iba le tengo un gran cariño. Mucho ánimo.

SALUDOS A TODA LA SANGHA DE VALENCIA DESDE MEXICO.

Carles

31 days ago

Generosidad cuando existe buena sabiduría, paciencia para conocer el proyecto.

I'm looking forward to visiting your new centre. May the process of people donating their skills and money, buying, refurbishing and decorating your new centre be in the spirit of the Dharma and create a powerful sense of community.

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