Welcome to College of Public Preceptors


The College of Public Preceptors is made up of senior and experienced Order members from around the world who are actively involved in the training of men and women for ordination. They make the final decision about people’s readiness for ordination and perform the public ordination ceremonies. They bring to the College a broad range of backgrounds, life experience and knowledge. Some have lived and worked within Triratna institutions all their adult lives, some have raised families and some have worked in various professions. Not all senior and experienced Order members are College members. Those who are have chosen to serve the Order and community in this particular way, overseeing and supporting ordination training.

The College’s primary responsibility is in the ordination of men and women within the Triratna Order. 

It currently has 44 members. While the majority live in the UK, others live in India, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany and the USA.

About this site
In addition to providing information about the College of Public Preceptors, this site has a range of resources and materials for people who are interested in learning more about the Triratna Order and Community, Friends, Mitras and Mitras who are training for Ordination.

The Resources page includes information on how you can support the work of the College, the College’s working practices, some key articles and publications, a current list of Public Preceptors and Private Preceptors and material for friends of the Community who are thinking about becoming Mitras or Mitras who are considering asking to train for Ordination.

As the site evolves there we will also be posting a range of talks and videos from members of the College that relate to the work that they do and the key principles that unify the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community.

You can contact the College using the following email - collegeassistant@adhisthana.org 



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