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Ordination at Tiratnanaloka

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 - 18:58

Ordination at Tiratnanaloka

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 - 18:58

We are delighted to announce the public ordination of Claire Walsh on Saturday 7th October, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, amidst a gathering of over 100 sangha, family, and other friends.

​Claire’s private ordination took place at Tiratanaloka on Wednesday 4th October, during a retreat specially arranged so that her husband and their recently adopted baby could stay with her throughout.

Claire becomes Nischalasri
(acute accent over both s to be pronounced sh; second i is long)
meaning ’She whose radiance is unwavering’.
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Ordinations at Padmaloka

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 12:14

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 12:14

We are delighted to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Saturday 30th September:

Public preceptor: Surata

Terry Diffey becomes Prasannamanas
meaning ’He whose mind is clear’
Private preceptor: Yashodeva

Public preceptor: Satyaraja

Lindsay Robertson becomes Akashavajra
(long first and second a)
meaning ‘He who has the qualities of both diamond and sky’
Private preceptor: Suriyavamsa

Les Robertson becomes Shantivajra
(long first a)
meaning ’Diamond thunderbolt of peace’
Private preceptor: Suriyavamsa

Public preceptor: Maitreyabandhu

Kelvin Heron becomes Shuddhavasin
(long second a)
meaning ’He who abides in purity’
Private preceptor: Dharmadipa

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, Spain, on 16th September:

Public preceptor: Parami

Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri
a Pali name meaning ’She who has the beauty of a lotus’. 
Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri.
Private preceptor: Dayalocana

Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani
a Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ’She who is like a jewel of knowledge’.
(Long first’a’ and last ‘i’ and dot under the ‘n’)
Westernised spelling: Vidyamani
Private preceptor: Saddhanandi

Meera Vig becomes Aksobhini
a Sanskrit name meaning ’She...

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Triratna Southampton opens new centre!

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 11 Sep, 2017 - 17:20

Triratna Southampton opens new centre!

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 11 Sep, 2017 - 17:20

After many hours and lots of generous help from a team of volunteers, we have transformed the old ‘Plume of Feathers’ pub into our new Southampton Buddhist Centre

On the eve of their grand opening on 8th September - the last day of the ‘old’ before they formally became the ‘new’ - Amritadasa led an evening of meditation and quiet reflection to begin the weekend of celebrations. Next they held an Open Day beginning with a ribbon cutting opening ceremony, with an opportunity to...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

We are pleased to announce two ordinations celebrated at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has the luster of wisdom’
Public preceptor Ashokashri
Private preceptor Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ‘Intelligent, kind-hearted’
Public preceptor Nagabodhi
Private preceptor Suddhayu

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"What the world needs now": Triratna's International Gathering kicks off!

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 09:16

"What the world needs now": Triratna's International Gathering kicks off!

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 09:16

Adhisthana plays host to Triratna’s International Gathering 2017 this weekend, with around 330 Friends, Mitras and Order members from at least 10 countries spending a long weekend together in many languages. Our theme is ‘What the world needs now”.

It’s a family-friendly event, with children running merrily around the place, enjoying a children’s tent, special activities and storytelling in the shrine tent each evening before the puja. There are workshops, a choir, beginners’ classes, talks, meditation, food… and friendship.

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UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

Three hundred and fifty or so members of the Triratna Buddhist Order have been meeting at Adhisthana, UK. This summer’s UK and Ireland Order weekend included women and men from countries including Sweden, France, Spain, India, Belgium, Mexico and Venezuela, supported by an international mitra team.

The weekend had three emphases:
1. Extending outwards
2. Going deeper
3. Learning from the past

Extending outwards The Order’s symbol is the thousand-armed...

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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:

“Finally, after many weeks of dry and often sunny weather, the grounds and gardens have been treated in the last couple of weeks to downpours of rain, misty drizzle and long gentle overnight soakings. The rock-hard lumps of clay earth are softening again. We’ve also seen this month second broods of moorhens hatching - tiny, little, black golfball-sized fluff, chirruping and calling for their mothers.

Bhante’s month has been...

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Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

We recently launched a new space for Triratna Buddhist Families. 

The Triratna Buddhist Parents Network Facebook page has been providing invaluable support for many parents practising in Triratna. In response to recent discussions on that group, our own Rijupatha on the The Buddhist Centre Online team (and dad of two), has set up a project space on our website to:

  • Provide further opportunities for children, parents (and grandparents!) to connect and network to discuss their Dharma lives within Triratna.
  • Provide helpful resources for family Dharma
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FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

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