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Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College Meeting

On Thu, 10 March, 2016 - 19:02
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Starting our coverage of the spring meeting of the Triratna Preceptors’ College - the group of experienced Buddhists who oversee ordinations worldwide into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

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We hear from Saddhaloka - Chair of the College - on plans for ordination courses as the Order passes the landmark of having 2000 active members.

We also hear from Ratnadharini and Parambandhu, two of the deputy Chairs, on international, multi-lingual ordination courses; about sadhana practice as part of the life of any Order member; about retreats for those who actually ordain others into the Order; and about the future of the Preceptors College itself.

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It was a privilege to be one of the 21 men Ordained at Bhaja in India in January, as mentioned by Saddhaloka in this podcast. I’ll always be grateful to Sona and the College for making this retreat happen, along with my private preceptor Khemadhamma.

I feel a great kinship with my Indian Dharmachari brothers, and the wider Order in India. Although I am an Australian, born in England, I am also proud to be an Indian Dharmachari. In fact, I was ordained as Order member number 2001, right after Chandramalin. And a public ordination ceremony in front of a joyful crowd of 1200+ people is not something I could ever forget!