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  • Title: Home - European Buddhist Union
    Descriptive info: .. *.. Home.. About Us.. About.. History and Scope.. Organisation Structure.. AGM.. Buddhism.. Buddhism in Europe.. Activities.. Committees.. Events.. Buddhist Teachers in Europe.. Members.. Membership.. Member Organizations.. News.. Contact.. Links.. Sitemap.. Cookies.. The European Buddhist Union.. Notice.. We are in the process of creating a new web site.. This is our old site and is updated very rarely.. Please check back to see the new site in a few months.. The European Buddhist Union (EBU) is a network of Buddhist organizations and National Buddhist Unions in Europe.. We are open to all schools and traditions of Buddhism in Europe wishing to unite on the basis of Buddhist teachings and work together in spiritual friendship and respect for diversity.. The EBU is a member of the.. World Fellowship of Buddhists.. (2000).. In 2008 the EBU obtained official participatory status with the.. Council of Europe.. in Strasbourg.. The EBU is  ...   and ideas motivated by Buddhist-inspired values, and to amplify the voice of Buddhism in Europe and worldwide.. Upcoming Events.. 07/07/2014.. EBU Annual General Meeting 2014.. This will be held 25th September – 28th September 2014 at Hamburg Buddhist Centre.. [more].. 06/06/2013.. United Nations celebration of Vesak.. President Cresswell recently attended the United Nations celebration of Vesak.. This took place in Bangkok, Thailand and was held over two days in the UN building.. He was invited to speak on one of the panels entitled 'Education.. 06/05/2013.. How Clinging to Gender Subverts Enlightenment.. The European Buddhist Union and the Buddhist Union of the Netherlands present:.. 25/01/2013.. AGM 2012 Minutes.. AGM 2012 Minutes now available.. Displaying results.. 1 to 4.. out of.. 12.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Next >.. This page was last updated on 07/07/2014.. Greeting Message by.. H.. H.. The Dalai Lama.. Visit our Facebook page.. European Buddhist Union, 2005-2011.. Webmaster..

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  • Title: Startseite - Die Europäische Buddhistische Union
    Descriptive info: Über Uns.. Geschichte.. Organisation.. Buddhismus.. Buddhismus in Europa.. Mitglieder.. Mitgleidsgemeinschaften.. Nachrichten.. Kontakt.. Die Europäische Buddhistische Union.. [mehr].. News.. 1 bis 4.. von.. vor >.. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt aktualisiert am 07/07/2014..

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  • Title: Inicio - Unión Budista Europea
    Descriptive info: Quiénes somos.. Historia y ámbito de influencia.. Estructura organizativa.. Budismo.. Budismo en Europa.. Actividades.. Proyectos.. Maestros Budistas En Europa.. Miembros.. Lista de los organismos miembros.. Contacto.. Enlaces.. Mapa de la web.. Unión Budista Europea.. [Leer más].. Siguiente >.. Esta página se actualizó el 07/07/2014..

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  • Title: L’Union Bouddhiste Européenne
    Descriptive info: l'EBU.. Historique de l’EBU.. Structure Organisationnelle.. Rassemblement et Assemblée Générale Annuels.. Bouddhisme.. Le bouddhisme en Europe.. Activités.. Projets.. Rencontre des enseignants bouddhistes d’Europe.. Adhésion.. Liste des organisations membres.. Infos.. les contacts.. Liens.. Plan du site.. L’Union Bouddhiste Européenne.. [details].. Suivant >..

    Original link path: /fr/
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  • Title: L’Unione Buddhista Europea
    Descriptive info: Chi Siamo.. La storia dell’EBU.. Buddhismo.. Attività.. Progetti.. Maestri Buddhisti d’Europa.. Indirizzi Email.. Mappa del sito.. L’Unione Buddhista Europea.. [leggi].. Risultati da.. 1 a 4.. su.. Prossima >..

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  • Title: About Us
    Descriptive info: What is the EBU?.. The European Buddhist Union (EBU) is a federation of Buddhist communities and organisations in Europe.. Being broad and impartial it is open to Buddhists of all schools and traditions.. Its principal aims are to promote the fellowship of and encourage co-operation between the Buddhists in Europe: To promote  ...   promote the development of friendly relations between Buddhist organizations and consequently to promote co-operation on matters that are of interest to all.. As such EBU supports and promotes a natural growth of Buddhism in Europe.. Constitution.. pdf.. 163kb.. Word doc.. 61kb.. This page was last updated on 24/12/2011.. Page Up.. Next Pages..

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  • Title: History and Scope
    Descriptive info: The History of EBU.. The European Buddhist Union as we know it today is due to the initiative of Judge Paul Arnold and dates back to 1975.. In 2004 the constitution was adapted so that membership now includes:.. Organizations that are active on a national or regional level such as Le Bouddhisme Reiyukai (France) or the Buddhist Community Zen Soto / Temple Luz Serena (Spain).. Organizations that are active throughout Europe such as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, or the European Dzogchen Community.. National Unions and Networks such as the Deutsche Buddhistische Union (Germany), the Unione Buddhista Italiana (Italy) or the Network of Buddhist Organisations (UK).. Presently, EBU  ...   contacts with a great number of Buddhist organizations throughout Europe.. Annual General Meetings and Congresses of EBU.. 1975.. Paris.. France.. 1976.. Vienna, Scheibbs.. Austria.. 1977.. Roseburg, Hamburg.. Germany.. 1978.. Eefde, Zuthpen.. Netherlands.. 1979.. 1980.. Turin.. Italy.. 1981.. Brussels.. Belgium.. 1982.. Geneva.. Switzerland.. 1983.. London.. U.. K.. 1984.. 1985.. Hamburg.. 1986.. Barcelona.. Spain.. 1987.. Huizen.. 1988.. 1989.. Budapest.. Hungary.. 1990.. Pomaia.. 1991.. Arvillard.. 1992.. Berlin.. 1993.. Hallein.. 1994.. Umag.. Croatia.. 1995.. 1996.. Wachendorf.. 1997.. Huy.. 1998.. La Gendronniere Valaire.. 1999.. Hannover.. 2000.. 2001.. 2002.. Biella.. 2003.. Strasbourg.. 2004.. Arnstorf, Jägerndorf.. 2005.. Szczecin.. Poland.. 2006.. 2007.. Cadzand.. 2008.. Arco.. 2009.. Whitchurch.. 2010.. 2011.. Roqueredonde.. This page was last updated on 14/12/2011.. Related Pages..

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  • Title: Organisation Structure
    Descriptive info: Organization Structure.. Members of the Council.. President.. Jamie Cresswell.. president(at)e-b-u.. org.. 1st Vice-president.. Egil Lothe.. vicepresident_el(at)e-b-u.. 2nd Vice-president.. vacant.. Treasurer.. Hans-Erich Frey.. treasurer(at)e-b-u.. *Secretary to the President.. Val Stephenson.. vs(at)appliedbuddhism.. uk.. National Unions Committee.. Chair:.. Vajramala.. Vice Chair:.. Michel Aguilar.. vajramala(at)gmail.. com.. michelaguilar(at)orange.. fr.. Sanghas and Communities Committee.. Dhammarati.. Claudine Shinoda.. dhammarati(at)fwbo.. claudine_shinoda(at)hotmail.. Relations with European Institutions Committee.. Gabriela  ...   Munisha.. kurt.. krammer(at)sbg.. at.. michel.. depreay(at)buddhism.. be.. munisha(at)clear-vision.. Buddhism and Society Committee.. Zarko Andricevic.. zarko(at)dharmaloka.. Buddhism and Women Committee.. Gabriela.. frey(at)free.. Council Member.. Michael Vermeulen.. michaelvermeulen(at)e-b-u.. Co-opted Council Member.. Dominique Side.. dominique.. side(at)rigpa.. *=non-voting persons.. The constitution of EBU is available and can be downloaded:.. EBU constitution.. , document in DOC format.. This page was last updated on 23/12/2012..

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  • Title: AGM
    Descriptive info: Annual General Meeting (AGM).. Every year the members of EBU meet at the General Meeting.. This is held at a different European Buddhist centre every year.. At this meeting we usually have a specific theme for discussion as well as one or two invited guest speakers.. As part of this event we hold our AGM.. This comprises reports from the executive committee and from other commitees, financial report and new membership applications.. We also usually organise an outing for  ...   is a great opportunity for Buddhists from all over Europe and from different traditions to meet, get to know each other and discuss aspects of Buddhism.. Attending the AGM.. The AGMs are for members only, but it is possible to be invited to attend the meetings as guest/observer.. If you are interested in doing so, please contact one of the members of the Administrative Council of EBU (.. Contact us.. ).. Information and Reports.. Dalai Lama Message 2005.. AGM Archive..

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  • Title: Buddhism
    Descriptive info: A Short Introduction to Buddhism.. The Origin of Buddhism.. Buddhism goes back to Siddhartha Gautama who was born some 2500 years ago in Lumbini, which now lies in Nepal.. He belonged to the royal clan of the Shakyas and grew up in a wealthy environment.. Siddhartha Gautama's received an education according to his standing and developed an outstanding personality.. Already at his birth some priests prophesied that he would accomplish things of great significance, either in worldly or spiritual matters.. For this reason his father placed great effort into Gautama's education, wishing for him a worldly career, screened off from all influences that could awaken his spiritual interest.. Nonetheless, Siddhartha Gautama was repeatedly confronted with the suffering of sickness, of old age and death.. He realized that neither his broad worldly knowledge and skills, nor his wealth and influence could eventually be of any help with the suffering that all human beings are subject to.. His encounter with a Yogi who was sitting in deep meditation, brought him to the decision to leave the worldly life behind.. He chose the inner way in order to conquer once and for all all suffering and to bring his innate qualities to maturation.. Siddhartha Gautama left his family and practiced in the beginning severest asceticism.. Soon he realized that this extreme form would not - just like his earlier wealth and affluence - bring him any closer to his goal.. He therefore decided on the Middle Path, and thanks to his intensive meditation he could bring his inner potential to maturation.. Siddhartha Gautama realized Buddhahood, the condition of an Awakened One.. He transcended all feelings and attitudes that could cause suffering, brought all ignorance to an end and all his latent qualities to maturation.. The full realization of buddhahood which Siddhartha Gautama reached, is independent of belonging to any particular race or culture.. He was a human being, lived the life of a human being and was subject to the same laws of life like all of us.. However, with his example he demonstrated that every person, independent of gender, his or her age or social background, posses the potential of full realization which can be reached through proper training of the mind.. Approximately two months after reaching his enlightenment Shakyamuni Buddha began to teach for more than 40 years until the end of his life.. His activity occurred during the peak of Indian religious and philosophical culture.. His long teaching activity within a highly developed society is the explanation for the richness of his statements to practical life-related questions on the one hand and on the other to scientific and philosophical ones.. Whatever Buddha taught, he taught from personal experience and passed on his knowledge in a fresh and life-related manner.. He repeatedly advised his disciples to examine his teachings and not to trust them blindly.. He did not teach in order to gain disciples who were dependent on him, but to make all people realize their own boundless possibilities and inner freedom.. Aim and Path of Buddhism.. The aim of Buddhism is the realization of buddhahood.. This means to be free of all suffering and problems as well as to unfold and mature all the qualities and abilities latent in our mind.. In order to achieve this goal we first have to carefully examine our present life-situation.. It was for that  ...   is called the conditioned circularity of existence.. Recognizing the connectedness in our present situation goes hand in hand with the understanding that we ourselves have also the potential to reach Buddhahood.. With the Truth of Ending Suffering' and the Truth of the Path' which are the third and fourth of the Four Noble Truths, Buddha pointed at the ultimate goal which is enlightenment.. He showed that each person is able to overcome his or her ignorance in regard to his or her own person and the world around us, as well as overcoming our own flaws and reaching Buddhahood.. To realize this Buddha recommended to walk the path which he himself had walked.. In principle this path consists of getting a grip on our mind, of 'taming the mind'.. With the aid of meditation and conscious positive attitude we deepen our love and compassion for all living beings and in addition the insight in the nature of all things.. This leads to the gradual reduction of our egocentricity, to seeing the true reality and lastly reaching buddhahood.. Meditation and the practice of mindfulness are a mind-training which helps us in developing a healthy, clear and joyful mind and recognizing its unlimited nature.. This enables us to see ourselves, other people and the world we live in, according to the way 'it really is.. We begin to disentangle from our own fixated ideas, interpretations, wishes and fears, which make a clear and direct perception impossible.. Positive actions and attitudes which are motivated by our intention not to be harmful to ourselves and others, aid us in our mental maturation.. They make for a harmonious life and give us a foundation for inner strength which is very important for the praxis of meditation.. There are different Buddhist traditions with different methods of meditation but they all have two aspects in common: meditation of a calm mind and of clear insight.. The Buddha analyzed our world with its governing law and in accordance with it created a Way that made it possible for everyone to work with his or her mind.. Through our maturing insight and positive attitude can we then overcome suffering and become increasingly able to help others.. It is a Way of absolute acceptance of responsibility for our own actions.. Even Buddha himself could do no more than give advice and pointers for this Way.. It depends on each individual whether he or she will pay heed or not.. The basic structure of Buddhism are 'The Four Noble Truths which Buddha expounded with numerous instructions on the manifold themes and questions regarding our life.. The different Buddhist traditions vary in emphasizing certain elements of his teachings.. This broad palette of presenting his teachings, praxis and meditation answers to the many different needs and inclinations of the individual.. just like we need different medication to heal different kinds of illnesses, so do we need different kinds of mental training in order to get a hold an the various inner disturbances.. No matter which Buddhist tradition we deal with, all have the same aim: to arouse and nourish our innate abilities, to develop love and compassion, to reach peace of mind and gain insight - and, last,but not least, the realization of Buddhahood - the full unfolding of the innate potential of each and every person.. This page was last updated on 31/07/2012..

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  • Title: Buddhism in Europe - EBU
    Descriptive info: As a result of this practical approach to the spiritual path, Buddhism in Asia has seen the development of a great variety of traditions, which throughout the centuries have mingled with local cultures.. Such a variety is also encountered in Europe, because most Buddhist organizations in Europe have spiritual teachers originating in the East.. However, recently the number of teachers of western origin has begun to increase, and similarly many organizations have seen their eastern appearance evolve into an appearance of a more local brand, i.. e.. European or western, thus showing that in Europe Buddhism is very much a living tradition.. In present day Europe Buddhism is important not only because of its numbers (between 1 and  ...   spiritual methods and able teachers.. As a result, there is a vast interest in the practice of the various forms of Buddhist meditation, classical as well as modern.. At the same time, there continues to be a substantial interest in the academic aspect of Buddhism and Buddhist Studies.. All in all, Buddhism in its many aspects undoubtedly has a lot to offer to present-day Europe.. Buddhism in the world: Nowadays, Buddhism in its many forms is flourishing in many Asian countries and since the 20th century also in the western world , i.. in Europe, USA, Australia etc.. The total number of Buddhists world-wide is estimated at 500 to 1000 Million.. This page was last updated on 27/12/2011..

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