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Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

I’m delighted to let you know that the following women from the Glasgow sangha were publicly ordained at Dhanakosa this afternoon:

Hilary Barclay becomes Vajracetana (long final ‘a’), A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose purpose is diamond like’.
Westernised (registered) spelling: Vajrachetana

Christine Cather becomes Suvarnasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long ‘i’). A Sanskrit name meaning ‘Golden Light’.

Dassini was the private preceptor for both and I was...

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Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

We’re delighted to let you know that three public ordinations took place at the LBC on Thursday 6th May. Following the ordinations at Adhisthana earlier this week, these are the second of three public ordination ceremonies for women on this one retreat.

Jenny Tarrant from Deal becomes Vidyanadi (a long first “a” and a long final “i”), a name meaning “She who is a river of wisdom.” Registered spelling: Vidyanadi. Private Preceptor: Dayapaksini.

Rowena Wingfield-Davies from Croydon becomes Simhasraddha (dot under the “m”, accent above the...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

Tue, 4 May, 2021 - 21:05

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Tue, 4 May, 2021 - 21:05

We are delighted to announce that five public ordinations took place at Adhisthana this afternoon. Four of the five new dharmacarinis were due to be ordained in 2020, but the Covid crisis has meant that several different plans for their ordination retreat had to be cancelled. But finally, five of them arrived here from various quarters of the UK and mainland Europe, along with their preceptors, in the midst of their predominantly online retreat.  High winds, heavy rain and...

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India Covid-19 Emergency: A Co-ordinated Triratna Fundraising Response

Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 19:35

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Co-ordinated Triratna Fundraising Response

Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 19:35

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust

In this message, we’d like to clarify how the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together and in collaboration with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second wave of COVID in India. 

Many of you are giving to the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna and other appeals. It is a credit to our Order and Movement that...

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Ordinations in Berlin, Germany

Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 19:22

Ordinations in Berlin, Germany

Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 19:22

We are very happy to announce the second part of our Public Ordinations today, on April 26th, 2021 of the Joint Online Mainland European Ordination Retreat.

Inge Nilson from Berlin, Germany, becomes Amalagarbha (long final ‘a’) a Sanskrit and Pali name meaning ‘she who has inner purity’

Beate Wilbrand from Essen, Germany, becomes Prasannagita (long final ‘i’ and ‘a’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she whose song is one of clarity, brightness and tranquility’

Sabine...

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Ordinations in Metta Vihara, Holland

Sun, 25 Apr, 2021 - 09:40

Ordinations in Metta Vihara, Holland

Sun, 25 Apr, 2021 - 09:40

We very happy to announce the first Public Ordinations on Saturday, 24th April 2021, of the Joint Online Mainland European Ordination Retreat.

Karin van Kesteren from Diemen, The Netherlands, becomes Abhayanetri (long final ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who leads from fearlessness’.

Anna van den Heuvel from Arnhem, The Netherlands, becomes Hrdayamaitri (dot under the first ‘r’, long final ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she whose friendship is from the heart’.

Riet Dhuyvetters from...

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The Tale of the Whale

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

The Tale of the Whale

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

Padmacandra, an Order Member living in West Norfolk and associated with the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in the UK, has her first children’s picture book out as illustrator with Scallywag Press this month (March 2021).

The book, The Tale of the Whalewhich tells of an adventure between a child and a whale, has a strong environmental message about plastic pollution, and is suitable for 3 to 8 year olds (read 8 years plus!)

Padmacandra was asked if she would illustrate the book after the...

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Vishvapani’s Thought for the Day Broadcasts and Reflections on Buddhism and Society

Wed, 24 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Vishvapani’s Thought for the Day Broadcasts and Reflections on Buddhism and Society

Wed, 24 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Vishvapani has been the Buddhist contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’ on the popular Today programme, giving 9-10 talks a year. He also gives several talks a year in a similar slot on Radio Wales.  The BBC recently asked him to do a series of talks in their ‘Prayer for the Day’ slot - a slot which has come into its own in the last year as issues in the news have have directly impacted everyone’s lives. 

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Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Vajradevi’s first book Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom will be published by Windhorse Publications at the end of March. In this short clip for Women’s Day, Dhammamegha interviews Vajradevi about writing, about friendship as a context for learning and teaching, and about being a woman practitioner.

By far the majority of authors published by Windhorse Publications in the past have been men. This year we have Vajradevi’s book, as well as also...

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An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...