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Ordination at Dharmagiri, Sweden

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 22:06

Ordination at Dharmagiri, Sweden

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 22:06

I am very happy to announce the public ordination on Monday 25th October 2021 of Carina Lindstrom Sundin from Gavle and affiliated to the Stockholm Centre. The ordination retreat took place at Dharmagiri retreat centre, Sweden.

Carina becomes Sraddhasuri (long second ‘a’, first and second ‘s’ as in ‘sh’, long ‘u’ and ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Faith.

Registered spelling: Sraddhashuri

Private Preceptor: Sobhanandi
Public Preceptor: Kulanandi

With Metta
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Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of Karuna USA

Live launch: November 6th: 1-3pm EDT | 10am-12pm PDT | 11am-1pm México | 5-7pm IE & UK | 6-8pm Europe

Karuna USA has been established by Triratna sangha members based in the United States as a sister entity to Karuna UK and Karuna Germany. We are grateful to Karuna UK’s Trustees and Team for their invaluable support. 

Sharing similar missions and...

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Akashalila's Artwork Featured in the Royal Academy Summer Show

Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 - 16:46

Akashalila's Artwork Featured in the Royal Academy Summer Show

Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 - 16:46

The Royal Academy Summer Show is the largest open art show in the world and has been running since 1769. Every artist has the chance to submit their work and a few hundred of the thousands of applications are chosen to hang in the exhibition. The show is an eclectic mix of works by established artists and emerging artists. This year Order member and artist Akashalila, based in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK, has had a piece of work accepted into...

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Official opening of Valencia Buddhist Centre in Spain

From Triratna Europe on Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 - 15:59

Official opening of Valencia Buddhist Centre in Spain

From Triratna Europe on Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 - 15:59

Next 23rd of October 2021 will be the official opening of Valencia Buddhist Center in Spain by its president Parami and Chairman Silamani.

You may have heard that the Valencia Buddhist Centre has been without a home since May 2020 However, after much uncertainty in this turbulent world of ours we have some optimistic news. We’ve found a New Home!

Thanks to a loan from The Windhorse Trust and what we have raised so far we have enough for the purchase and all the...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

From College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 09:28

Ordinations at Adhisthana

From College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 09:28

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following women took place at Adhisthana on 29th September 2021.

With metta,

Parami and Santavajri.

Public Preceptor Santavajri:

Virginie Van Mol becomes Lokesvari (accent on the ’s’, long ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Noble Queen of the World.
Registered spelling Lokeshvari. Private preceptor Akasasuri.

Kate Grant becomes Kavaradhi (long second ‘a’. long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She who has Lotus-like Wisdom.
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Livestream of Ordination in the US

Mon, 27 Sep, 2021 - 12:34

Livestream of Ordination in the US

Mon, 27 Sep, 2021 - 12:34

On Saturday 9th October Denise Martin from Vermont, U.S., will be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order on a nine-day retreat at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA. Her public ordination ceremony will take place at Aryaloka and will be live streamed.

Saturday October 9 at:

07.30 US PST  |  10.30 US EST  |  15.30 IE & UK  |  16.30 CET Europe  |  20.00 India

Her private preceptor...

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An Opportunity to work for the International Council

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 - 12:34

An Opportunity to work for the International Council

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 - 12:34

We’re looking for an order member to work part-time supporting the growth, depth and harmony of our community as the Assistant to the International Council.

The International Council exists to facilitate communication and collaboration between the College, the Order and Movement. As Triratna has grown, its role has become more important in unifying our spiritual community and spreading the Dharma across the world. 

The international nature of the International Council, and the online working environment, means the post is open to order members based anywhere but...

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Ordination in San Francisco

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

Ordination in San Francisco

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

I am delighted to announce that the public ordination of Mary Salome from San Francisco, CA took place at the San Francisco Buddhist Center on August 29, 2021.

Mary Salome becomes Rodashruti (the a, u and i are short, accent on the first and third syllable)
a Sanskrit name meaning “She who listens to the cries of the world.”

Registered spelling Rodashruti

Private preceptor Vimalasara
Public preceptor Karunadevi

SADHU SADHU ...

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Ordinations at Padmaloka

From College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

Ordinations at Padmaloka

From College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following 16 men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 26.8.2021


Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Larry Butler becomes Sukhema, meaning “He who is very peaceful, at ease”. Private Preceptor: Vajragupta

Don Allan becomes Dhirajyoti, meaning “He whose gentleness and steadiness make him radiant”. Private Preceptor: Amoghavira

Kevin McConnell becomes Shraddhavan, meaning “He who possesses faith”. Private Preceptor: Khemaka

David Elliott becomes Akashaja, meaning “He who is born from the qualities of the sky”. Private Preceptor: Jinapalita

Giles Watts becomes Sarahadaya, meaning “He who keeps what is essential at heart”. Private Preceptor: Rijumitra

Steven Hutton becomes Akashapala, meaning “He who...

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The Opening of Urgyen House to Visitors

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 15:46

The Opening of Urgyen House to Visitors

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 15:46

Last weekend at Adhisthana, Urgyen House was opened to visitors with a moving dedication led by Saddhanandi. Two new Order Members, Āryaniśa and Vilāsamuni, cut the ribbon to open the house officially.

The place is significant, as it was Urgyen Sangharakshita’s home for the last 5 years of his life. His bedroom and living room have been left exactly as they were the day he died. His living room was where he met hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors in his last years,...