College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

We are delighted to announce that the public ordination of the following women took place at Tiratanaloka at 2pm BST on 20th July 2021

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sarah Wellard becomes Kiranasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the Radiance of a Moonbeam (of Bodhichitta).”
Registered spelling Kiranasri
Private preceptor Prajnadevi

Lynne Marie Eccleston becomes Taralocana (long first, second and last ‘a’s) a...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Closing our India Covid appeal

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

Closing our India Covid appeal

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

We will soon close our appeal to help Order members and their families in India, who have been affected by the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, if you still wish to make a donation you can still do so here;

https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/16534#!/DonationDetails

We have now raised £191,600.

So thank you again to all who have donated to this appeal; sadhu!

The Order convenors in India are meeting soon to make a longer term plan, as the hardships from this crisis are likely to...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Mandala of the Heart with Paramananda & Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

Mandala of the Heart with Paramananda & Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

This online retreat runs from Sunday 25 July at 7pm and runs till Sunday 31 July at 5.30pm

Mandalas are cross cultural symbols of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm of the human psyche. Helping us to understand, on the deepest level, our place in the universe. Within Buddhism they are used as an aid to meditation and contemplation.

On this retreat we will be imagining our own bodies as a mandala with our hearts as the central organising principle around which...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Ordination in the New Statesman

By suryanaga on Sun, 18 Jul, 2021 - 11:29

Triratna Ordination in the New Statesman

By suryanaga on Sun, 18 Jul, 2021 - 11:29

Last week, I and 3 other new order members were welcomed back to the LBC as our new selves. As is tradition at the London Buddhist Centre, we invited many of our friends and family and gave short talks - trying to explain to the Buddhist and non-Buddhist audience (as well as to ourselves) what we’d just committed our lives to. I found it a hugely moving event, integrating different strands of my life together - old and new; public...