We are delighted to let you know that the following nine people have just joined the Triratna Buddhist Order! The public ordination took place on the 15th September at Akashavana Retreat Centre, Spain.
With metta, Vajratara and Santavajri
Public Preceptor Vajratara
Sue Sheppard becomes Vimalajaya (long last a) A Sanskrit name meaning “She whose victory is stainless” Registered spelling: Vimalajaya Private Preceptor Santavajri
On the 6th August around 80 sangha members, friends and family, attended the Public Ordination of Marion Pidgeon of the Mid-Essex Sangha. The ceremony took place in the lovely new Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre in Chelmsford, England.
Marion Pidgeon became Abhayavani (long 4th ‘a’ and long ‘i’. Dot under the ’n’), a Sanskrit name meaning “The Fearless Voiced One”.
Registered spelling Abhayavani. Private Preceptor Vanaraji Public Preceptor Parami
A memorial and celebration of Ashvajit’s life will be held at Adhisthana and live-streamed on Wednesday 9th August. This will be followed by a ceremony at a crematorium in Pershore. Everyone is invited to attend either event or both. The day is being organised by a team consisting of Amogharatna, Akasaraja, Mahamati and Yashodeva.
The schedule is as follows:
Arrival at Adhisthana 11.00 – 12.00
Ceremony at Adhisthana 12.00 – 14.00
Informal Lunch 14.00 – 15.00
Crematorium 16.00 – 17.00
It is important that we keep to the time plan, as the times for the...
We are delighted to let you know that the following fourteen people have just joined the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination took place on 7th June at Akashavana Retreat Centre, Spain.
Kulanandi and Subhadramati
Public Preceptor Kulanandi Andrea Eilers becomes Saranadhi (acute accent over s, dot under n, long i) A Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the wisdom of the refuges” Registered spelling: Sharanadhi Private Preceptor Prasadavati
What will you do for BAM 2023? Perhaps you’ll take stock of the compassionate action that we are already doing. Perhaps you’ll ask how can we refine or supercharge those actions. Perhaps you’ll try something new.
In addition to a mitra (see advert) we’re also looking for a Dharmacarini to live and work with us from August/September this year. You’d be working in our dedicated support team and helping us get ready to move to our new premises.
A full support package is available for the successful candidate.
Some of the skills and qualities you’ll need:
Good basic admin skills and computer literacy
Good written English
Ability to help with day-to-day book-keeping
Capacity to organise your work effectively, prioritise tasks, and take initiative
Both attended teachings by Sangharakshita in the 1960s; Rigdzin Shikpo may be better known to Triratna readers as Mike Hookham, one of the ‘Three Musketeers’ mentioned in Bhante’s memoirs, Moving Against the Stream.