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another year

Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:42

another year

Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:42

Our year began with the preparations for the 3 month ordination retreat, and we thought all was ready when we discovered the lower water tank was completely empty, an animal had broken a pipe and all the water 20,000 litres had flowed down the hill ! Fortunately we were able to have it fixed pretty quickly and begin filling it again and also fortunately, we had another full tank ! That was enough of a heart stopper one may have thought – but Mara had...

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Great to read this having recently come back from the two week ordination retreat. What can I say? Akasahavana is amazing and the team who live in the support community are heroic, kind, positive and committed. Thanks so much for this report Acalavajri. x

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summer in the mountains

Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 09:10

summer in the mountains

Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 09:10

“What a beautiful, peaceful valley alternately scoured and cooked by weather patterns that clearly haven’t heard of ‘the middle way’.  My ten days there went from hot-water bottle, lumber jacket and woolly hat (all borrowed I’m afraid, my girl guide camping badge is now sadly forfeit) to coveting the shade.  So maybe I didn’t manage to embrace the cold; there was no problem, however, luxuriating in the wood-burning stove, slippers and coffee…Thank you Community for hugging us in!  I loved...

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Hi Mumukshu! Thanks for posting Colette’s and this one! Who is this latter person? Wonderful to get a sense of öife there! Much love, Sridevi

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Oh yes! I did not say, this is from Emma Tame, a Mitra from Devon, who’s asked for ordination

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Many thanks to Emma Tame for this contribution

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Instant in a mug with cow's

Thu, 3 Nov, 2016 - 17:58

Instant in a mug with cow's

Thu, 3 Nov, 2016 - 17:58

It has been a busy summer at Akashavana, with a great bunch of women camping at the community to do lots of work with us. A few of them have promised to write something for this blog, and this is the first contribution, from Colette Power. The news of the uk vote to leave the EU came through when the first volunteers had been with us for a week or so. You will see the relevance.

Instant in a Mug with Cows

‘You...

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Jinamati's picture

How well you articulate your experience, Colette…!  Beautiful and brilliant… a jewel.

Thanks to you and Mumukshu for sharing.

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2016

Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 17:03

2016

Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 17:03

The new year is well and truly underway and the community of 3 is fully occupied with the ‘work-in’ … three weeks of working with volunteers to prepare the retreat centre for the season ahead.

So, who is in community at the moment ? Well, the resident community currently is Manigarbha, Mumukshu and me – Acalavajri. This is going to change though later in the year as Manigarbha has sadly made the decision to leave the community. She will be returning the Netherlands...

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Wow, that all sounds really exciting! (Apart from the bit about Manigarbha leaving) It’s great that you are not just keeping the place ticking over but also have all these new developments. Good on you all! 

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Thanks Vajradarshini …. you must come and see the developments (and us) soon.

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akashavana summer highlight

Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:31

akashavana summer highlight

Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:31

It’s full on at Akasavana! This seems to be the theme for ’ the land of luminous space’.
The number of people living in the community has doubled, which is going amazingly well…Hooray! On top of that we came to the end of a very successful retreat with the biggest number of women to date. Late July twenty eight Dharmacharinis arrived by bus from Tortosa to take part in a three week long retreat with Viveka and Singhasri.
Of course,...

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my new adventure

Wed, 1 Jul, 2015 - 20:56

my new adventure

Wed, 1 Jul, 2015 - 20:56

Two months so far, into my new adventure at Akashavana, and I am still waking to blue skies with that holiday feeling! Even though there is a lot of satisfyingly hard work and weekly routines, doing it in these conditions help to make it feel seamlessly part of just how things are here, just what is needed to live here and run the retreat centre. At any time you can just raise your eyes to the stunning vista of mountains...

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we are moving

Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 15:43

we are moving

Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 15:43

Hi everyone.. Did you know our community at Akashavana had a blog? It was called ‘the great to do list’.. We recently decided to move the blog to the ‘thebuddhistcentre.com’ site. This makes sense because it’s perfectly possible to do exactly the same as what we have been doing on our wordpress blog, which is to inform you about what’s happening out here in the land of luminous space. If you click ‘subscribe’ at the Akashavana space at ‘thebuddhistcentre.com, you’ll...

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We proudly present:

Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 17:25

We proudly present:

Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 17:25Mumukshu got news for you: I am very excited about moving to Spain next year to join the community looking after Akashavana, the women’s ordination retreat centre. I spent three months there on the team for the 2013 Ordination retreat and loved it so much and felt so inspired by the beauty and wildness of the place that I began to think about how to support this project. I felt very moved by the obvious effect of spending three months...
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ordinations at Akashavana

Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 11:20

ordinations at Akashavana

Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 11:20We are delighted to let you know that the following women had their Public Ordination at Akashavana on the morning of the 12 September 2014:

Public preceptor Dayanandi:

Ursula Tidd becomes Dharmakarunya, a Sanskrit name meaning She Whose Compassion is from the Dharma, (long third and final ‘a’, dot under the ‘n’).

Westernised spelling: Dharmakarunya.

Private preceptor Samantabhadri.



Sarah Bedworth becomes Sraddhagupta, a Sanskrit name meaning She who is protected by Faith, (accent...
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