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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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the final countdown

Mon, 23 Jun, 2014 - 16:06

the final countdown

Mon, 23 Jun, 2014 - 16:06It’s the final countdown now to the end of the Ordination Retreat and so whilst there is a bit of space I thought I’d (Acalavajri) post a bit on our blog to let you all know whats the latest from the mountain…
In ten days time the 15 new Dharmacarini’s will be returning to their friends and families and to their new lives in the world. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve them and the amazing...
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life continues

Sat, 3 May, 2014 - 15:27

life continues

Sat, 3 May, 2014 - 15:27We are now into the 3 month Ordination Retreat and the community is settled with Samata being our third member for a few months …

It was a bit of a bumpy start to the retreat as Kalyanavaca had to leave Akashavana almost as soon as she had arrived due to illness. We are happy to hear that she is having treatment and is making slow yet steady progress to better health. For a while it seemed that the...
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what's going on...

Sun, 23 Mar, 2014 - 09:35

what's going on...

Sun, 23 Mar, 2014 - 09:35It’s almost two weeks since we picked up our volunteers for this year’s work month, and so far we are establishing a very harmonious community with Vassika, Padmalila and Samata, who is here for the second time. We are delighted to have Samata staying with us till July. Vassika will be with us for the whole month and Padmalila now regrets that she will be here for only two weeks. All three are a delight to work alongside with! So...
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new year and new plans

Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50

new year and new plans

Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50Hello from Manigarbha and I, back in community after a winter break.
We started the holiday with a trip to the Netherlands for a week of friendship and culture … it was the annual ‘International Documentary Festival’ and having been starved of culture for a while, it was just the treat we needed. That together with seeing good friends was very nourishing.

From there we went to UK, firstly to Tiratanaloka to meet with the ‘envisioners’ and do...
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november news from the community

Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 11:17

november news from the community

Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 11:172013 marked a turning point for Akashavana as our most full and fruitful year to date. Since March we have welcomed over 100 mitras and Dharmacharinis on our two ordination retreats, five Order retreats and as volunteers. It’s been a rich experience not only for the community, but also for the women coming here for their first time, or as return visitors.

All the help offered by our volunteers allowed us to make great strides on preserving the buildings...