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Viradhamma - A new member of the College

Wed, 29 May, 2019 - 16:19

Viradhamma - A new member of the College

Wed, 29 May, 2019 - 16:19

The College is delighted to announce that Viradhamma has been appointed as a Public Preceptor. He is the first male Public Preceptor appointed from the Americas.

He has written a short autobiographical sketch of his life in Triratna, which is included here:

I first encountered Triratna in 1980 at one of the first centers in America in Boston but I only became seriously involved in 1989 in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Along with Karunadevi and Viveka and other friends I helped start activities and...

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Hi Viradhamma, it’s great that you are now a member of the College. You’ll bring many interests and skills into that situation, especially with your connection with our Indian Brothers and Sisters. Sadhu!! xxx

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Triratna's Panel Process and Safeguarding - Questions and Answers (Part 2)

Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 18:07

Read Part 1 of this Q & A series

Preface
Members of the Ethics Kula respond here to some of your questions about the Panel Process and Safeguarding. Please remember that the Ethics Kula, which includes the Safeguarding team, are Order members giving their time to try and resolve some very difficult situations that arise in our community, and the Kula certainly does not see itself as some sort of final authority on all ethical matters. 

The...

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College of Public Preceptors – ‘At Home for Visitors’

Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 - 16:16

College of Public Preceptors – ‘At Home for Visitors’

Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 - 16:16

Is there anything you would really like to talk through with a Public Preceptor? As an experiment, Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini have posted dates below when they will each be available at Adhisthana to meet with people, individually or small groups, who would like an opportunity to talk with them in person. There is a lot of information online these days, but we also really appreciate being able to meet people directly. 

You might like to ask us about the College itself, or...

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Is there possibility for virtual meetings for people who live outside commuting distance? I know meeting virtually isn’t the same as meeting in person, but a lot of people really cannot get to Adhisthana for geographical or financial reasons.
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From Saddhaloka:

Dear Shrijnana,

Many thanks for your inquiry. Ratnadharini and I sympathise and understand very well that not everyone can get go Adhisthana. Our ‘At Home for Visitors’ in April is an experiment, and we want to start off with just a couple of weekends meeting face-to-face and see how that goes.  Also, at present WiFi at Adhisthana can be very unreliable and frustrating. After this summer we hope to have fibre optic cable working and a much more reliable WiFi that will open up many more possibilities.

Warm thoughts,

Saddhaloka

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Thank you, Saddhaloka. I look forward to hearing about the results of the experiment and the new possibilities that will arise with better wifi.

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Ordination at Adhisthana

Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 10:51

Ordination at Adhisthana

Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 10:51

Dear friends,

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex Helen Rey from the Seattle Sangha at Adhisthana today 28th February 2019.

Helen becomes Prasadadhi (long second’a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She whose Wisdom is clear, bright, pure.

Western spelling Prasadadhi.

I was both Private and Public Preceptor.

With metta,

                                                                        Punyamala

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Public Ordination in Melbourne

Tue, 26 Feb, 2019 - 10:30

Public Ordination in Melbourne

Tue, 26 Feb, 2019 - 10:30

Dear Order Members,

We are delighted to announce that JOY FRATELLE from Port Fairy was publicly ordained at Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Joy becomes Maitrībodhinī (sixth and last letter both long ī).

Name meaning: She whose awakening is through kindness.

Westernised spelling: Maitribodhini

Public Preceptor: Megha

Private Preceptor: Maitripala

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With Metta,

Megha...

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hello my name is chase and i have been reading up alot on buddhisim and i really love it it makes so much sense for the world and my life i would like a little help on learning about it could you help me?

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Triratna's Panel Process and Safeguarding - Questions and Answers (Part 1)

From Adhisthana Kula on Wed, 23 Jan, 2019 - 17:46

From the Triratna Ethics Kula

We’ve had a lot of questions and requests for clarification in the Triratna Ethics Kula and we are keen to let people know more about our work, and to respond to some of the questions that have come our way. We hope then this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document will be a helpful start and provide some reassurance and clarity – we see it as possibly the first in a series where we share some of our thinking and...

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Initiation into a New Life - Revised Version November 2018

Fri, 30 Nov, 2018 - 11:45

This post contains the final version of Initiation into a New Life. 

The introductory notes, written by Subhuti, give an explanation as to the necessity for this iteration.

With metta,
Jyotika
Assistant to the College of Public Preceptors
 

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Women's Ordinations at Adhisthana August 2018

Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 - 14:39

Women's Ordinations at Adhisthana August 2018

Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 - 14:39

We are delighted to announce that the following seven women received their Public Ordination at Adhisthana Retreat Centre on Sunday August 12th 2018. 


PUBLIC PRECEPTOR DAYANANDI

Maggie Muir becomes Hrdayaka
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘r’ long last ‘a’) 
Name meaning: ”She who has a (kind) heart...

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Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the College in Australia and New Zealand with new public preceptors being appointed and the development of ordination training within those areas. So we asked Dharmanandi, Purna and Maitripala to write about their work - 

Dharmanandi writes about the early years of women’s ordination training in New Zealand and ...

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Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘...

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