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Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:01

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:01

Dear friends,

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Gus Miller took place on Sunday 5th of April at the London Buddhist Centre. The ordination was not public, but was live-streamed. You can see it here.

Gus becomes Sthiramanas, a Sansksrit name meaning Steadfast Mind.

Maitreyabandhu was his private preceptor and I was his public preceptor.

With metta,

Paramabandhu...

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Chairs' Letter – March 2020

Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

Chairs' Letter – March 2020

Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

These letters will be published here each month, as well as in Shabda, and preceptorscollege.online, as a means to communicate the ongoing work of the College Chair and updates on current discussions and decisions. Responses are welcomed.

Dear Order members,

I have just been part of witnessing the ordination of Varadhi in Melbourne, on Zoom, along with 106 others. Watching the communication between Maitripala, as Public Preceptor, and Itir / Varadhi, with the Buddha, Avalokitesvara, and Bhante...

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Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:04

Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:04

Dear Order members,

We are delighted to announce that Itir Binay from Melbourne, Australia was publicly ordained in Melbourne on Saturday 28th March, 2020.

Ex-Itir becomes Varadhī (last letter long i). Name meaning: She who has the highest wisdom. Westernised spelling: Varadhi

Public Preceptor: Maitripala
Private Preceptor: Chittaprabha

The ceremony was witnessed by over 100 members of our Sangha live on zoom. Here is the link of the recording which ends with a beautiful wave of sadhus around the world.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With metta,

Maitripala...

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A forthcoming Public Ordination in Melbourne

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:10

A forthcoming Public Ordination in Melbourne

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:10

Dear Order Members,

I plan to conduct a Public Ordination for Itir Binay on Saturday 28th March at 6.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

The ceremony will take place at the Three Cords Buddhist community (named by Bhante Sangharakshita) in Melbourne, Australia.

Chittaprabha privately ordained Itir on Thursday 12th March in NSW Australia.

In this extraordinary situation the ceremony will be attended by two Order members from the community. A large number of invited sangha and Order Members will witness the ceremony on Zoom.

We hope to be able to record...

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ratnadharini

Chairs' Letter – February 2020

Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 - 12:45

Chairs' Letter – February 2020

Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 - 12:45

Dear Order Members,

I’ve been aware of the inauguration of the impressive Toluca Buddhist Centre, and also of the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Buddhist Centre; sadhu to both!

Adhisthana is a stimulating place to live with so many people passing through and the simpler community space earlier this year, during which time we spend a week together without any other events or guests, was welcome. Sometimes longer term guests such as Shraddhapa or Vidyaruci spontaneously offer study...

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Public Preceptor Appointment: Jnanavaca

Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 16:24

Public Preceptor Appointment: Jnanavaca

Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 16:24

Dear friends

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce that Jnanavaca has been appointed as a Public Preceptor. 

Jnanavaca was ordained in 1999 at the Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre in India by Subhuti, who is both his private and public preceptor. 

For many years Jnanavaca has been living at Samaggavasa, one of the men’s communities above the London Buddhist Centre. He has been very active in the life of that centre, holding a number of responsibilities. He is a kalyana mitra to many and...

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Chairs' Letter – January 2020

Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 11:10

Chairs' Letter – January 2020

Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 11:10

Dear Order Members,

It’s been interesting to look back over my first two months as College Chair, as well as starting to get a perspective on the next five years.

Actually my reflections go back to November 2018, when Bhante Sangharakshita had just died and his funeral coincided with the College meeting during which I was asked to become future Chair of the College. It was deeply significant to be at Adhisthana as we moved beyond the lifetime of the founder of our Order,...

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Ordinations at Chintamani

Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 18:49

Ordinations at Chintamani

Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 18:49

I am delighted to announce that on January 11 at Chintamani Retreat Centre, Mexico, we welcomed two new Dharmacharis into the Order from the Mexico City sangha.

Ex-Juan Antonio Diaz becomes: Subhananda which means He who has the joy of beauty or él que tiene la alegría de la belleza.
Private preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi

Ex-Pablo Sierra becomes: Satyabodhi which means Awakening to Truth or El despertar a la verdad.
Private preceptor: Virasiddhi
Public Preceptor:...

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akasajoti

Preceptors' College Newsletter – January 2020

Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 10:30

Preceptors' College Newsletter – January 2020

Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 10:30

An update from the Public Preceptors’ including a letter from the new Chair, Ratnadharini, a report on their recent International College Meeting in November 2019, and more…

Follow this link to see the newsletter online.
 

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Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce that Vajrashura has been appointed as a Public Preceptor.

Vajrashura was ordained at Guhyaloka in 2007. He has been the men’s Mitra Convenor in Dublin from around 2009 and chairs the European men’s Mitra Convenors meetings at Padmaloka, where he works closely with the ordination team; he also represents men Mitra Convenors at the UK and Ireland Area, and International, Councils. He was part of a team reviewing the Mitra Study Course,...