College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

By punyamala on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:41

Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

By punyamala on 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

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Taraloka, Wales, UK

By sanghadevi on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 16:26

Ordination at Taraloka, Wales, UK

By sanghadevi on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 16:26

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of the former Cathy Williams from Gloucestershire at Taraloka on 9th June.

Cathy becomes Maitrisuri : accute accent on s, macron on 2nd & 3rd i & u. 

A Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Loving Kindness.

Resistered spelling: Maitrishuri

Anoma was the Private Preceptor, and Sanghadevi the Public Preceptor.

With metta,
Sanghadevi

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination at Taraloka, Wales, UK

By sanghadevi on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 13:26

Ordination at Taraloka, Wales, UK

By sanghadevi on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 13:26

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of the former Cathy Williams from Gloucestershire at Taraloka on 9th June.

Cathy becomes Maitrisuri : accute accent on s, macron on 2nd & 3rd i & u. 

A Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Loving Kindness.

Resistered spelling: Maitrishuri

Anoma was the Private Preceptor, and Sanghadevi the Public Preceptor.

With metta,
Sanghadevi
 

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Join The Big Sit on Saturday 25 June

By Shantigarbha on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 15:54

Join The Big Sit on Saturday 25 June

By Shantigarbha on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 15:54

Looking for an action to participate in for Buddhist Action Month?

I participated in last month’s Big Sit in Cambridge - see the video below:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CeL5InTKby_/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

I was so inspired by what they are doing in Cambridge that here at the Triratna Earth Sangha we’d like to encourage all local Triratna Earth Sangha groups to participate in the Big Sit on Saturday 25 June, 2-3pm. Organise a Big Sit in your local town or city and post your photos here!

More information and inspiration about...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Inspiration of the Buddha

By Suddhayu on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 01:08

The Inspiration of the Buddha

By Suddhayu on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 01:08

Meditation, Dharma, Community — Every Sunday, 10-11:30am at Gateway Taiji in Portsmouth or online on Zoom

This summer we’ll be gathering to meditate and explore stories from the Udāna.
The Udāna is one of the oldest collections of the Buddha’s teaching, and includes some of the best known and influential tales and teachings. 

Atha kho bhagavā etam-atthaṃ viditvā tāyaṃ velāyaṃ imaṃ udānaṃ udānesi —
Then, on realizing its significance, the Lord uttered on that occasion this inspired utterance

Whether you’re...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Young Women's Weekend 17th - 19th June

By nataliak on Wed, 8 Jun, 2022 - 15:31

Young Women's Weekend 17th - 19th June

By nataliak on Wed, 8 Jun, 2022 - 15:31

Got a free weekend? Taraloka’s Young Women’s weekend is a chance for women+ in their 20s and 30s to come together and explore the symbolism of circles…

What would it be like to live our lives as an ever widening circle? An all-encompassing circle from which compassion and love radiate out into the world without discrimination? 

During this weekend we’ll gather together to explore the theme of circles, non-linearity and inclusivity in our practice and our friendships, looking at both the compassion and wisdom...

Akashavana
Akashavana

Handover of chair of Akashavana...

By bodhipaksini on Tue, 7 Jun, 2022 - 17:29

Handover of chair of Akashavana...

By bodhipaksini on Tue, 7 Jun, 2022 - 17:29

On Sunday 22 May we ritually enacted the handing over of the chair of Akashavana from Mumukshu to me. Maitreyi, as president of Akashavana, led the ceremony, which Punyamala (who is leading the summer ordination retreat which is currently underway) very generously agreed could take place in the shrine room up at the retreat centre.  A number of the women on the ordination retreat came to witness and take part in the ritual, adding to the depth and luminosity of...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

PoetryEast with A. E. Stallings

By Centre Team on Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 21:33

PoetryEast with A. E. Stallings

By Centre Team on Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 21:33

Sat 25 June, 7.30pm (in-person)
 
PoetryEast is delighted to welcome the wonderful American poet, A.E. Stallings on 25 June, 7:30pm. Maitreyabandhu will be talking to her about why she mostly writes in rhyme and metre, and what living in Greece has been like in these last tumultuous years. Here’s one of her couplets from Aegean Epigrams:


Paradox


Of the ones that happened to die, the little ones and the old,
By hypothermia, or drowning, all

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