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Ordinations at Padmaloka

Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 21:38

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 21:38

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce the ordinations of the following three men at Padmaloka on Saturday 1st October 2022.
 
with metta,
 
Satyaraja

Public preceptor Satyaraja
 
Donnie Young becomes Maitrika (long second i). “He who values Friendship”
Private Preceptor: Jinavamsa 
 
Mark Chipp becomes Dayasingha (long second a). “Hero of Kindness and Compassion”
Private Preceptor: Vadanya
 
John Brierley becomes Manikaya (long second a). “He who is a collection of Jewels”
Private Preceptor: Jayagupta

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Chairs' Letter – September 2022

Fri, 30 Sep, 2022 - 22:03

Chairs' Letter – September 2022

Fri, 30 Sep, 2022 - 22:03

Dear Order Members and Friends,

I’m writing this month’s update from Aryaloka retreat centre, in the US. When I first became College Chair I planned to connect up with Order members outside the UK, but Covid restrictions put international travel on hold for a couple of years. Three weeks ago I set off on a road trip with Aryadrishti, one of the American Order Convenors, taking in some of the places I’ve not been to before: Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Missoula,...

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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 19:55

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 19:55

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following five men at Guhyaloka on Tuesday 27th September 2022.

with metta,

Mahamati, Yashodeva and Maitreyabandhu


Public preceptor Mahamati:

Nigel Ward becomes Dharmavartin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who dwells with the Dharma’ (emphasis on the third syllable)
Registered spelling Dharmavartin
Private preceptor Maitreyabandhu

Jonny Tyler becomes Shakyadharin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who upholds the teaching of the Buddha’ (acute accent...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:47

Ordinations at Akashavana

Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:47

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.

With Metta,

Paramachitta and Maitreyi


Public Preceptor Maitreyi 
Esther McKinney becomes Sraddhamalini, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Garlanded with Faith, Confidence, Trust’ - acute accent on the s and macron on the 2nd and 3rd a and the final i
Registered spelling Shraddhamalini
Private preceptor Jyotismati

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parami

Public Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Wed, 3 Aug, 2022 - 15:59

Public Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Wed, 3 Aug, 2022 - 15:59

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce the names of the seven new Dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on the 27th July 2022.

with metta,
Parami and Santavajri
 

Public Preceptor Parami:

Alex Carr-Malcolm becomes Maitrikirana,  ( long second ‘i’, dot under the ’n’, long third ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a moonbeam of loving kindness’
Registered spelling Maitrikirana
Private Preceptor Santasiddhi

Nichola Barlow becomes Pravarasiddhi, a Sanskrit...

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Chairs' Letter – July 2022

Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Dear Order Members and Friends,

This month we hear from two of my deputy-chairs, Punyamala and Jnanavaca, who have recently arrived back from leading Ordination courses at Akashavana and Guhyaloka.

With metta,
Ratnadharini

***

From Punyamala:

It has been my great good fortune to spend the last 11 weeks at Akashavana, the forest retreat of luminous space, leading an international ordination retreat during which 18 women entered the Order.

It feels foolhardy to attempt...

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ratnadharini

Chairs' Letter – June 2022

Sun, 3 Jul, 2022 - 22:51

Chairs' Letter – June 2022

Sun, 3 Jul, 2022 - 22:51

Dear Order Members + friends,

This month I seem to have emerged more fully from the era of Covid lockdowns. As well as my regular visits to South Wales, I’ve also been to London, Stratford-upon-Avon (wonderful to get to the theatre again: Henry VI and Richard III), and Leek in northern England (checking out a possible property for Tiratanaloka). I’ve also been kayaking down the River Taff to Cardiff basin, negotiating a couple of weirs and a lot of rocks...

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Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Karunadevi and Viradhamma, from California USA, share some of their reflections on the principles of the Triratna Order and Community, in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from around the...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Wed, 22 Jun, 2022 - 14:31

Ordinations at Akashavana

Wed, 22 Jun, 2022 - 14:31

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 18 people took place at Akashavana on Saturday 18th June 2022, 

With metta, Punyamala and Vajratara. 

Public Preceptor Punyamala: 

Marleen Laurman becomes Acaladevī, a Pali/Sanskrit name meaning “Goddess of unshakeable Awakening”. Registered spelling Achaladevi. Private preceptor Prajnadevi. 

Beate Lippik becomes Candraniṣṭhā, A Sanskrit name meaning “She who is devoted to the moon of Bodhicitta. Registered spelling Chandranishta. Private preceptor Jvālāmālinī. 

Catherine Dixon becomes Dayāgītā, a Sanskrit/Pali name meaning “She whose song is kindness”. Registered spelling Dayagita. Private preceptor Vimalavajrī. 

Eileen Merryweather becomes Mokṣacārā, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who walks the...

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Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:41

Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:41

I am delighted to let you know that the following 18 women who are currently attending the long ordination course will be having their private ordinations at various times throughout the day and night, between the evening of 12th June and the evening of 14th June.
They are

Marleen Laurman 

Beate Lippik

Catherine Dixon

Janette Hall 

Eileen Merryweather

Sara Khorasani 

Lona Kovaks 

Berni Buston 

Annie Johnson

Bärbel Wrede 

Lizzie Sparkes

Janet Hill 

Steffi Heller 

Elaine Smith

Katja Behrendt 

Claire Robillard

Sally Malsingh

Sarah Gilpin

The Public Ordination will take place on Saturday 18th June at 11.00 a.m. local Spanish time.
SADHU! SADHU! SADHU!

With metta,
Punyamala