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Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Wed, 3 Aug, 2022 - 09:47

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Wed, 3 Aug, 2022 - 09:47

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce the names of the seven new Dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on the 27th July 2022.

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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...

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People to People Project, Nagpur: 2021-2022 Report

Fri, 29 Jul, 2022 - 12:32

We are happy to share the People to People Project report 2021-2022.

People to People is a social charity in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Started in 2008 by the initiative of Tejadhamma Khobragade and others, running projects for the upliftment of the underprivileged at Amravati, Bhandara, and Nagpur districts in India. People to People works in the areas of education, the empowerment of women, youths development, culture, and health. At present projects are being run in urban slums...

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Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Dear friends,

As a team we’ve decided that it’s the right time to bring Welcoming Liberation to a close.

We started this monthly gathering to support BIPOC/BAME in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and resulting conversations in Triratna about providing safer, affirming spaces for the diversity of BIPOC/BAME within the movement and beyond. At the time there were few spaces for us to gather and practice together. It’s been a powerful space to get to know one...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Wed, 22 Jun, 2022 - 14:34

Ordinations at Akashavana

Wed, 22 Jun, 2022 - 14:34

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 18 people took place at Akashavana on Saturday 18th June 2022, 

With metta, Punyamala and Vajratara. 

Public Preceptor Punyamala: 

Marleen Laurman becomes Acaladevī, a Pali/Sanskrit name meaning “Goddess of unshakeable Awakening”. Registered spelling Achaladevi. Private preceptor Prajnadevi. 

Beate Lippik becomes Candraniṣṭhā, A Sanskrit name meaning “She who is devoted to the moon of Bodhicitta. Registered spelling Chandranishta. Private preceptor Jvālāmālinī. 

Catherine Dixon becomes Dayāgītā, a Sanskrit/Pali name meaning “She whose song is kindness”. Registered spelling Dayagita. Private preceptor Vimalavajrī. 

Eileen Merryweather becomes Mokṣacārā, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who walks the...

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Is Karuna still supporting Triratna Projects in India? 

Wed, 15 Jun, 2022 - 15:20

Is Karuna still supporting Triratna Projects in India? 

Wed, 15 Jun, 2022 - 15:20

Recently, we shared that several leading Triratna Trusts in India have sadly lost their permission to receive foreign funding. For this reason, as a UK-based organisation, Karuna is no longer able to fund some of our long-standing projects in India, such as the Educational Hostels.  

As we know that many of Karuna’s supporters and those who volunteer for our fundraising appeals are Triratna Order Members, mitra’s or friends and we wanted to let you know that Karuna is still funding...

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Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:44

Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:44

I am delighted to let you know that the following 18 women who are currently attending the long ordination course will be having their private ordinations at various times throughout the day and night, between the evening of 12th June and the evening of 14th June.
They are

Marleen Laurman 

Beate Lippik

Catherine Dixon

Janette Hall 

Eileen Merryweather

Sara Khorasani 

Lona Kovaks 

Berni Buston 

Annie Johnson

Bärbel Wrede 

Lizzie Sparkes

Janet Hill 

Steffi Heller 

Elaine Smith

Katja Behrendt 

Claire Robillard

Sally Malsingh

Sarah Gilpin

The Public Ordination will take place on Saturday 18th June at 11.00 a.m. local Spanish time.
SADHU! SADHU! SADHU!

With metta,
Punyamala

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Ordination at Taraloka, Wales, UK

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 16:26

Ordination at Taraloka, Wales, UK

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 16:26

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of the former Cathy Williams from Gloucestershire at Taraloka on 9th June.

Cathy becomes Maitrisuri : accute accent on s, macron on 2nd & 3rd i & u. 

A Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Loving Kindness.

Resistered spelling: Maitrishuri

Anoma was the Private Preceptor, and Sanghadevi the Public Preceptor.

With metta,
Sanghadevi

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Vidyamala Honoured by the Queen!

Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 - 15:44

Vidyamala Honoured by the Queen!

Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 - 15:44

Leader in Wellbeing and Pain Management is Appointed OBE

Listen to our podcast with Vidyamala on receiving this great honour

Vidyamala Burch, who has dedicated 21 years to helping people manage their pain and illness through Breathworks is recognised for her services to the United Kingdom.

This week, Vidyamala Burch has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. She has been honoured for her Services to...

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Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 - 11:57

Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 - 11:57

29th May 2022

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following people took place at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre on Sunday 29th May 2022

With Metta,

Paramabandhu and Jnanavaca 

Public preceptor Jnanavaca:
Bill Bowles becomes Satyacārin. A Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who lives in accordance with the Truth’. Registered spelling Satyacharin. Private preceptor Abhayavajra.

Frédéric Menalda becomes Amoghapāla. A Sanskrit name meaning ‘Unfailing Guardian’. Registered spelling Amoghapala. Private...

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Ordination at Budakoda, Tallinn, Estonia 

Fri, 6 May, 2022 - 13:21

Ordination at Budakoda, Tallinn, Estonia 

Fri, 6 May, 2022 - 13:21

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of the former Kaido Kangur from Tartu, Estonia at Budakoda, Tallinn today, Sunday 1st May 2022.

Kaido becomes Shantamani, he who is a peaceful jewel.

Vajragupta was the Private Preceptor, and Saddhaloka was the Public Preceptor

With metta,

Saddhaloka