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Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

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Purna reflects on his experience of joining the College

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:44

Purna reflects on his experience of joining the College

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:44

Joining the College of Public Preceptors turned out to be quite a long drawn out process for me. Nagabodhi had asked me over ten years ago, but I was not willing to take on additional responsibilities in the Movement until I had left full-time employment.  The College of Public Preceptors agreed to my appointment as a Public Preceptor in September last year, so I planned a substantial block of time away from New Zealand: to get to my first College...

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Paramachitta on her inspiration to spread the Dharma in the Spanish-speaking world

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:35

Paramachitta on her inspiration to spread the Dharma in the Spanish-speaking world

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:35

Before becoming a public preceptor I had the feeling that one of the most joyful aspects would be putting the kesa around someone’s neck, seeing the joy in their faces, ritually pouring water on the crown of their heads, an action so ancient and so beyond the mundane that you can’t help but connect with something much larger than ordinary life.

And so it is: A beautiful day in June in the heart of England, in the mythical atmosphere created in Adhisthana,...

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10 Reflections on Spiritual Death by Satyaraja

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:33

10 Reflections on Spiritual Death by Satyaraja

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:33

These reflections are obviously not comprehensive, but more like threads for future discussion. They were prompted by an article that Rijumati wrote about the importance of introducing spiritual death practices earlier in our training.

1. We need to look at how to introduce spiritual death and rebirth practices from the beginning and at all levels.

At the same time it is important that this is done responsibly and that we are in a position to follow-up through personal communication as these practices can turn...

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Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:25

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:25

On 26th August 2016 Bhante turns 91. His mind is bright and active and he takes a lively interest in what goes on in the Order and Movement.  He continues to give of himself and in recent months, despite dips in his energy, he has met a lot of people. It was very moving to see the joy of the Indian Order members at the Men’s Convention when having their photograph taken with him. Clearly though, his body is frail, and we...

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New Chair of College arrives at Adhisthana

Posted by saddhaloka on Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 14:22

New Chair of College arrives at Adhisthana

Posted by saddhaloka on Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 14:22

Saddhaloka, new Chair of the College of Public Preceptors arrived to live at Adhisthana last Thursday evening.

he writes: After twenty years I packed my possessions and life at Padmaloka into a van and drove right across England to Adhisthana, and a warm welcome from the community and the balmy Spring weather. I have just about settled in to my new room, but no time yet to really settle into my new life here. Now I am off to...

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New Chair-elect for the Triratna Preceptors’ College

Posted by Vidyatara on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:21

New Chair-elect for the Triratna Preceptors’ College

Posted by Vidyatara on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:21The Preceptors’ College has elected Saddhaloka as its new Chair and he will take over from Dhammarati in 2015.

The Chair of the Triratna Preceptors’ College is elected by the College every five years. Dhammarati will come to the end of his second term in August 2015 and Saddhaloka is expected to take up the position in the first half of next year. Saddhaloka is currently based in Padmaloka as part of the Ordination Team and has been...
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