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I want to spend the rest of my life… supporting the Triratna Buddhist Order. I can’t imagine living in another way.
Ricardo Rico became a Mitra and asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order in Venezuela over 20 years ago. He recently has moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico.
In this podcast we hear a little bit about Ricardo’s life as a university lecturer and father of three children. He also speaks about life in Venezuela and the current political and economic situation. He expresses his gratitude to Vajranatha who has been heroically helping keep the Merida Sangha going.
During the course of the conversation, Nagapriya gives him a very special letter: an invitation for Ricardo to join the Triratna Buddhist Order in Guhyaloka, April 2019.
Despite having worked for 27 years as a University lecturer, Ricardo only earns US$14/15 a month - making the cost of the ordination course prohibitive. Help support Ricardo - and Bruno, a fellow Mitra from Mexico - in their journey to Guhyaloka.
Conversation recorded by Sanghadhara in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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