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Ordination at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:54

Ordination at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:54

Sunday 10th December 2023

Dear Order Members,

The public ordination of Jarkko Lavinen took place this afternoon at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Lalitachitta, meaning he whose mind is playful
Maharatnapriya was his private preceptor and Saddhaloka was his public preceptor.

With much metta,

Saddhaloka
 

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Ordination in New Zealand

Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Ordination in New Zealand

Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Don Lawson was publicly ordained on 10th December at the Wellington Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Surangamamati, ‘He who has a mind of heroic progress’ .  There is an accent above the ’s’, long ‘u’ and a dot over the ‘n’.

Registered spelling Shurangamamati. 

His private preceptor is Purna and his public preceptor is Ratnavyuha.

With Metta,

Ratnavyuha

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TIRATANALOKA [UNLIMITED]: Breaking News

Wed, 22 Nov, 2023 - 15:59

TIRATANALOKA [UNLIMITED]: Breaking News

Wed, 22 Nov, 2023 - 15:59

I was absolutely astounded by Karunadhi’s phone-call telling me that the Windhorse Trust was giving Tiratanaloka Unlimited half-a-million pounds! She had to say it twice before it sank in. Then I burst into tears of our gratitude. What an affirmation to all of us - to all of you who believe so deeply in this project. And it’s a massive leap forward for our fundraising. This brings our new total to over one million pounds, which means we’re...

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Babasaheb Ambedkar arrives at Adhisthana

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 00:33

Babasaheb Ambedkar arrives at Adhisthana

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 00:33

For several years now, during each international Preceptors’ College meeting, time is dedicated to hearing from the kula of Public Preceptors in India. This was a special year, with all ten of them able to travel over, making up more than 20% of those gathered for the meeting. 

One morning was spent hearing about the work of the ordination teams and public preceptors in India, including the establishment of a new retreat centre dedicated to ordination training, Sudarshan Bhumi, named ...

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Ordinations on the Pan-American Convention, Mexico

Fri, 3 Nov, 2023 - 14:47

Ordinations on the Pan-American Convention, Mexico

Fri, 3 Nov, 2023 - 14:47

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to let you know the names of the new dharmacharinis publicly ordained in Mexico on 23rd October.

Public Preceptor Karunadevi

MJ Moore becomes Prajñākavī, a Sanskrit name meaning “Poet of Wisdom”
Registered spelling: Prajnakavi
Private preceptor: Padmatara

Kelly Cowger becomes Ākāśanāthā, a Sanskrit name meaning “One who has open space as a protector”
Registered spelling: Akashanatha
Private preceptor: Aryadrishti

Public Preceptor Amala

Maryellen...

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Sangharakshita Songs

Sun, 22 Oct, 2023 - 16:43

Sangharakshita Songs

Sun, 22 Oct, 2023 - 16:43

Next February a date has been scheduled to record a setting of 8 poems by Sangharakshita, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the South African baritone Theo Magongoma. Entitled Sangharakshita Songs, they can be heard here in a piano version with Manidhara/Graham Titus:

Listen to the piano version of Sangharakshita Songs

Listen to more pieces on on Akashadeva’s web site

Essentially, the plan is to combine this work with the existing 2019 recording of the Carbon Symphony, and to launch a worldwide CD and streaming platform release of...

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Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Sat, 14 Oct, 2023 - 12:07

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Sat, 14 Oct, 2023 - 12:07

We are delighted to let you know the names of the new dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on 13th October.

Public Preceptor Parami

Liz Graham becomes Vidyadhi (long ‘a’, long final ‘i‘), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has knowledge and wisdom”.
Registered spelling Vidyadhi
Private preceptor Taravandana

Ele Thompson becomes Aryadaya (long first and final ‘a’ ), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the kindness and compassion of the noble ones”.
Registered spelling Aryadaya
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Ordinations at Aryaloka

Thu, 5 Oct, 2023 - 09:39

Ordinations at Aryaloka

Thu, 5 Oct, 2023 - 09:39

Dear Friends,

Two men were privately ordained at Aryaloka on Wednesday 27th October 
during an Ordination Training Retreat, and publicly ordained on Sunday 1st October.

Mark Ludak becomes Sīlasiddhi
‘He who is accomplished in virtuous conduct’

Private preceptor: Dharmachari Paramānanda
Public preceptor: Dharmachari Viradhamma

Frank Gladu becomes Shantibhakta
‘He who is devoted to peace’

Private preceptor: Dharmachari Suddhayu
Public Preceptor: Dharmacari Dhammarati

Sadhu!

Pictured L to R:
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Ordinations at Akashavana

Mon, 18 Sep, 2023 - 10:59

Ordinations at Akashavana

Mon, 18 Sep, 2023 - 10:59

Dear Order Members,
 
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
 
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Celebrating 50 Years

Wed, 13 Sep, 2023 - 19:41

Celebrating 50 Years

Wed, 13 Sep, 2023 - 19:41

Sangha Day Festival - Celebrating 50 Years of Croydon Buddhist Centre

Each year we celebrate sangha - the community of Buddhists who have lived out the teachings, keeping them alive from the time of the Buddha, through the centuries to us today.

This year is an extra special celebration: it is 50 years since Triratna Buddhist activities first started in Croydon. We have four...