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A Fundraiser for Vancouver Buddhist Centre

Fri, 25 Nov, 2022 - 14:22

A Fundraiser for Vancouver Buddhist Centre

Fri, 25 Nov, 2022 - 14:22

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

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Triratna reaches Trinidad!

From FutureDharma on Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 14:15

Triratna reaches Trinidad!

From FutureDharma on Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 14:15

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,...

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Public Ordinations at Cintamani Retreat Centre

Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 10:23

Public Ordinations at Cintamani Retreat Centre

Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 10:23

Dear Friends in the good life,

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...

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Public Ordinations at Bhaja Retreat Centre

Fri, 21 Oct, 2022 - 08:14

Public Ordinations at Bhaja Retreat Centre

Fri, 21 Oct, 2022 - 08:14

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce the ordinations of the following fourteen men at Saddhamma Pradeep Meditation centre, Bhaja, India on Friday 14th October 2022.
 
with metta,
 
Ratnasila

Public Preceptor Ratnasila

Raosaheb Sawant becomes Kushalbal 
Private Preceptor - Loknath

Bhaurao Bhagat becomes Shraddhamuni
Private Preceptor - Jnandhvaja

Vaibhav Sonawane becomes Divyakirti 
Private Preceptor - Chandrabodhi

Ravi Bhalerao becomes Bhadrapal
Private Preceptor -...

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A new Centre for York

Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 - 10:23

A new Centre for York

Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 - 10:23

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.

Shakyapada...

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Public Ordination at Padmaloka

Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 22:11

Public Ordination at Padmaloka

Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 22:11

We’re delighted to announce that Michael Montgomery becomes Padmabhadra:

He whose goodness is like a lotus.

Privately ordained by Padmavajra and publicly ordained by Surata

With metta,

Padmabhasa,

Padmaloka Guest Master

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Ordinations at Padmaloka

Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 21:33

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 21:33

I am delighted to announce the ordinations of the following three men at Padmaloka on Saturday 1st October 2022.
 
with metta,
 
Satyaraja

Public preceptor Satyaraja
 
Donnie Young becomes Maitrika (long second i). “He who values Friendship”
Private Preceptor: Jinavamsa 
 
Mark Chipp becomes Dayasingha (long second a). “Hero of Kindness and Compassion”
Private Preceptor: Vadanya
 
John Brierley becomes Manikaya (long second a). “He who is a collection of Jewels”
Private Preceptor: Jayagupta

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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 19:43

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 19:43

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following five men at Guhyaloka on Tuesday 27th September 2022.

with metta,

Mahamati, Yashodeva and Maitreyabandhu

Public preceptor Mahamati:

Nigel Ward becomes Dharmavartin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who dwells with the Dharma’ (emphasis on the third syllable)
Registered spelling Dharmavartin
Private preceptor Maitreyabandhu

Jonny Tyler becomes Shakyadharin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who upholds the teaching of the Buddha’ (acute accent on...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:52

Ordinations at Akashavana

Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:52

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.

With Metta,

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

Lisa de Weert...

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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...