Young Buddhists

The Triratna Young Buddhists’s group on Facebook is the place to find what’s on for young people around the Triratna Buddhist Community. is a new website that aims to be a central portal for the younger Sangha to share experiences, publicise events, and form friendships.

Knut from the LBC has produced ‘Starting a Young Triratna Sangha Group: a guide to getting it off the ground and making it fun and fulfilling’, you can download it here: Starting_a_Young_Sangha_Group

The Triratna Young Buddhists Sangha really started in November 2008 when there was a gathering of 24 people from around the Triratna Buddhist Community, who came together to explore ‘Inspiring Young People with the Dharma’. This page contains links to two papers coming out of the weekend:

* a summary of the ideas put forwards and other resources already available

* and a fuller transcript of all suggestions and comments from the weekend (which were developed using a process based on Open Space Technology).

Since then the young Triratna Sangha has grown and grown, and these days there are Young Buddhists groups round most (not all) Triratna Centres in the UK at least, plus an annual large and very popular Young Buddhists retreat – and many more local activities. In addition, both Padmaloka and Taraloka have pioneered ‘One-Year Intensives’ for young Buddhists wanting to immerse themselves in the Dharma.

Click here for a more general resource pack for Triratna Centres.

More ideas and resources are very welcome – please contact Lokabandhu.

They’ll be added here as they become available.

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