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The Buddhawierde is on its way to becoming a Triratna group. Triratna is a global organization with safety and ethics guidelines. We are also in the process of becoming a member of the Buddhist Union of the Netherlands.

We want everyone who comes to our centre to feel safe in all respects and at all times.  If this doesn’t happen – and if you don’t want to share this with the leader(s) of the event at the time – you can raise this with us confidentially. Please feel free to contact one of our Safeguarding Officers to share your experience:

Dhammapitika (male), lives in Driebergen. He is a teacher on the Hogeschool Utrecht and is trained and certified as a safeguarding officer. He is also chairman of the Metta Vihara retreat centre and involved in Triratna Arnhem

Abhayanetri  (female), lives in Diemen.  She is is trained and certified as a safeguarding officer, and active in the Amsterdam Buddhist centre and in Metta Vihara.  Until 2019 she worked as a coach for individuals, teams and organisations.

Their email address is: Please state in the subject-line of your email to which Safeguarding Officer you are addressing your concern. You can also address your email to both.

Read here what you can expect from the safeguarding officers at Triratna.