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Jnanadakini - Bringing The Dharma To Latin America

On Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 17:14
Candradasa's picture

Jnanadakini was the first Mexican woman to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and joins us to talk about her work bringing the Dharma to other Latin American women.

We hear about the recent ordination, broadcast live on The Buddhist Centre Online, and about Jnanadakini’s mythic connection to building sangha at home in Mexico, in Venezuela, and across the continent. Her quiet joy in this is apparent as she evokes the strength of practical faith in the face of great political and economic difficulties.

Recorded in Mexico City, April 2017.

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@dtranslations1's picture
Thank you for such a warm conversation Candradasa and Jnanadakini! I really enjoyed listening to you both. I’m a Mexican currently living in Bristol, and I’ve been delighted to come across all the recent podcast broadcasted from Mexico, all of them have brought a warm feeling to my heart and have made me realise how much I would like to be connected to the Sangha in Mexico too. My local centre at the moment is Bristol Buddhist Centre, a lovely community of people who keep inspiring me in many ways. In fact, my positive experience with them has made me realise how much I wish that there were a Sangha like this in the city of Merida or Cancún, where my family and I would love to live one day (we are indeed considering the possibility to move there). We usually travel to Mexico once a year to visit all my family, who live in Mexico City, so hopefully we’ll meet one of these days when I’m back there. In any case, you are always welcome in Bristol Jnanadakini! I think the work you have done is inspiring and I’d be happy to help spreading the Dharma back home by putting my skills into action (I am a freelance English to Spanish translator and also a yoga teacher), so I’m always keen -and enthusiastic about- helping spread the Dharma among Spanish-speakers either through the means of language or yoga. Thanks again for the inspiration. What a lovely podcast!
meludena's picture

Thank  you for such nice, friendly, caring and ‘rocking’ interview I loved to hear it, and also big big thanks to Jñana Dakini for all her courage to come to Venezuela despite all the troubles we have. Thank you very much.