Vancouver Buddhist Centre has been dependent on the generosity of its pledgers for many years. Sadly, it was financially impossible to keep the doors open during the pandemic. Placing all their belongings in storage and letting go of the physical centre. Losing many of their pledgers, as well as, income from classes and retreats in the process.
“For my oh-so 6th decade birthday, I want to raise $1000 for every year I have completed on this planet. This amount will
Hugh Skinner, from Trinidad, is a permaculturist in his 90s and lives in a hermitage in the Trinidadian countryside. Hugh came across Subhuti’s Windhorse book, Buddhism for Today, and was fascinated by the idea of a new society. This inspired him to reach out to Subhuti and the two of them started speaking by phone. Subhuti also put Hugh in touch with an Order Member from India, Kumarjeev. Save for one group, there are currently no Buddhist activities in Trinidad,...
We are very pleased to let you know that the following women received their public ordination on 21st October at Cintamani Retreat Centre, Mexico.
Public Preceptor Parami
Carmen Valle becomes Amarasimha (dot under m, long final a) a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is a lion of the deathless state” En español: “la que es una leona del estado de mas alla de la muerte” Registered spelling: Amarasingha Private...
On Saturday 8th October, the Sangha - local and not so local - gathered to witness and celebrate the official opening of the York Buddhist Centre in its prime central location. York is in north Yorkshire, in the North-East of England and about 25 miles from Leeds (where Shakyapada connected with Triratna) and about 40 miles from Scarborough where there is also a nascent Triratna presence.
We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.
Paramachitta and Maitreyi
Public Preceptor Maitreyi Esther McKinney becomes Sraddhamalini, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Garlanded with Faith, Confidence, Trust’ - acute accent on the s and macron on the 2nd and 3rd a and the final i Registered spelling Shraddhamalini Private preceptor Jyotismati
We are delighted to announce the names of the seven new Dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on the 27th July 2022.
Public Preceptor Parami:
Alex Carr-Malcolm becomes Maitrikirana, ( long second ‘i’, dot under the ’n’, long third ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a moonbeam of loving kindness’ Registered spelling Maitrikirana Private Preceptor Santasiddhi
Nichola Barlow becomes Pravarasiddhi, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has the most excellent...