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Ordinations from Akashavana

By akasasuri on Thu, 6 Jun, 2024 - 16:19

Ordinations from Akashavana

By akasasuri on Thu, 6 Jun, 2024 - 16:19

Dear Friends in the Order,

We are happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following women at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain on 5th June 2024.

Public Preceptor - Kulanandi:

Alana Terry becomes Prasadasara (second, fourth and fifth ‘a’ long)
Registered spelling: Prasadasara
Meaning “She whose strength or essence is brightness, grace, and kindness”
Private Preceptor: Kalyacitta

Rachel Woodburn becomes Pasannacitta (final long ‘a’)
Registered spelling: Pasannachitta
Meaning “She who has a clear, bright, confident mind”
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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Tiratanaloka are also looking for...

By aparajita on Tue, 4 Jun, 2024 - 09:50

Tiratanaloka are also looking for...

By aparajita on Tue, 4 Jun, 2024 - 09:50

Are you an energetic and flexible Dharmacarini or mitra who’s asked for ordination, with a passion for administrative excellence, and a desire to be a full-time member of Tiratanaloka’s residential support team? 

If so, we’d love you to apply to become Tiratanaloka Unlimited’s Supporter Care officer and part of Tiratanaloka’s vibrant and growing support team! You’ll make a meaningful impact by managing communication with all the wonderful donors who contribute to Tiratanaloka Unlimited, and keeping all the financial records up-to-date.
In...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – May 2024

By ratnadharini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2024 - 17:46

Chair's Letter – May 2024

By ratnadharini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2024 - 17:46

Dear Order Members and friends,

Thanks to Purna for his evocative letter last month from Sudarshanaloka, the ‘land of beautiful vision’, in New Zealand; I’m very much looking forward to being there for the first time in a few months. 

A few weeks ago I was at another of our retreat centres: Akashavana, ‘the forest retreat of luminous space’, in Spain. It was an informal visit as I hadn’t been there for many years and wanted to connect with the...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Calling all dharmacarinis - could you be part of the Tiratanaloka Apprenticeship Scheme?

By aparajita on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 14:30

Calling all dharmacarinis - could you be part of the Tiratanaloka Apprenticeship Scheme?

By aparajita on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 14:30

The ordination team at Tiratanaloka are looking for two energetic and flexible  dharmacarinis to join our residential team as part of a new two-year apprenticeship scheme. Successful applicants will come to live at Tiratanaloka full-time from January 2025, where you will be part of a full programme of Going for Refuge retreats. Training will be provided by the ordination team to help you lead meditation and rituals, give talks, and support study groups along with one of us. You’ll attend...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

May at Adhisthana

By Rush on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 12:23

May at Adhisthana

By Rush on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 12:23

In May we welcomed 80 retreatants for our second ever People of Colour retreat and had the largest Philosophy Symposium yet, on Liberty, Nietzsche and Buddhism. We also had our yearly Blake retreat drawing on our retreatants’ wilder sides, and were delighted to host the York/Scarborough and Manchester sanghas. Towards the end of the month, we also had the honour of hosting the funeral for Srisambhava, with 90 guests paying their respects in the Main Shrine room.

The Operations team has been well supported...