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Chairs' Letter – October 2022

Wed, 2 Nov, 2022 - 12:41

Chairs' Letter – October 2022

Wed, 2 Nov, 2022 - 12:41

Dear Order members and friends,

Yesterday at Adhisthana we marked the fourth anniversary of Bhante Sangharakshita’s death; with several events taking place it was a full shrineroom, and many more joined us online. Ratnavyuha gave a delightful talk, sharing the history of his personal experience of Bhante and the development of their connection from when they first met at Aryaloka retreat centre in the US, through further encounters in the UK and Spain. I imagine we...

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Public Ordinations at Cintamani Retreat Centre

From Triratna News on Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 10:23

Public Ordinations at Cintamani Retreat Centre

From Triratna News on Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 10:23

Dear Friends in the good life,

We are very pleased to let you know that the following women received their public ordination on 21st October at Cintamani Retreat Centre, Mexico.

Public Preceptor Parami

Carmen Valle becomes Amarasimha (dot under m, long final a)
a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is a lion of the deathless state”
En español: “la que es una leona del estado de mas alla de la muerte”
Registered spelling: Amarasingha
Private...

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Public Ordinations Live from Chintamani, México | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde Chintámani, México

Fri, 21 Oct, 2022 - 10:04

Public Ordinations Live from Chintamani, México | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde Chintámani, México

Fri, 21 Oct, 2022 - 10:04

You’re invited to connect online with us live from the lovely retreat centre of Chintamani in Morelos, Mexico, to witness eight women being ordained (names below), accompanied by their preceptors and other dharmacharinis.

The public ceremony is at 12pm (local time) on Friday 21st October.

USA PST 10:00 | Mexico 12:00 | USA EST 13:00 | IE & UK 18.00 | Europe 19:00 CET | India 22:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06:00 (next day)

Ordinands:
Paola Valdivieso, Tania Dulché, Carolina Seminara, Lucía Martínez, Silvia Calderón, Fabiola...

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Public Ordinations at Bhaja Retreat Centre

Fri, 21 Oct, 2022 - 08:20

Public Ordinations at Bhaja Retreat Centre

Fri, 21 Oct, 2022 - 08:20

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce the ordinations of the following fourteen men at Saddhamma Pradeep Meditation centre, Bhaja, India on Friday 14th October 2022.
 
with metta,
 
Ratnasila

Public Preceptor Ratnasila

Raosaheb Sawant becomes Kushalbal 
Private Preceptor - Loknath

Bhaurao Bhagat becomes Shraddhamuni
Private Preceptor - Jnandhvaja

Vaibhav Sonawane becomes Divyakirti 
Private Preceptor - Chandrabodhi

Ravi Bhalerao becomes Bhadrapal
Private Preceptor -...

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Public Preceptor Appointment: Akasasuri

Mon, 17 Oct, 2022 - 14:29

Public Preceptor Appointment: Akasasuri

Mon, 17 Oct, 2022 - 14:29

Dear Order Members and friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Akasasuri as a Public Preceptor. I am especially glad to welcome another Public Preceptor from mainland Europe, into the the College.

You can read more about Akasasuri’s life and contribution over many years to the Order and Movement, in her own words below.

With metta,
Ratnadharini 

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From Akasasuri:

I was born in 1954 in a loving family in the Netherlands. Dad ran the village Post office from our house and...

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Public Ordination at Padmaloka

Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 22:20

Public Ordination at Padmaloka

Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 22:20

We’re delighted to announce that Michael Montgomery becomes Padmabhadra:

He whose goodness is like a lotus.

Privately ordained by Padmavajra and publicly ordained by Surata

With metta,

Padmabhasa,

Padmaloka Guest Master

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Ordinations at Padmaloka

Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 21:38

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 21:38

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce the ordinations of the following three men at Padmaloka on Saturday 1st October 2022.
 
with metta,
 
Satyaraja

Public preceptor Satyaraja
 
Donnie Young becomes Maitrika (long second i). “He who values Friendship”
Private Preceptor: Jinavamsa 
 
Mark Chipp becomes Dayasingha (long second a). “Hero of Kindness and Compassion”
Private Preceptor: Vadanya
 
John Brierley becomes Manikaya (long second a). “He who is a collection of Jewels”
Private Preceptor: Jayagupta

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Chairs' Letter – September 2022

Fri, 30 Sep, 2022 - 22:03

Chairs' Letter – September 2022

Fri, 30 Sep, 2022 - 22:03

Dear Order Members and Friends,

I’m writing this month’s update from Aryaloka retreat centre, in the US. When I first became College Chair I planned to connect up with Order members outside the UK, but Covid restrictions put international travel on hold for a couple of years. Three weeks ago I set off on a road trip with Aryadrishti, one of the American Order Convenors, taking in some of the places I’ve not been to before: Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Missoula,...

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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 19:55

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 19:55

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following five men at Guhyaloka on Tuesday 27th September 2022.

with metta,

Mahamati, Yashodeva and Maitreyabandhu


Public preceptor Mahamati:

Nigel Ward becomes Dharmavartin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who dwells with the Dharma’ (emphasis on the third syllable)
Registered spelling Dharmavartin
Private preceptor Maitreyabandhu

Jonny Tyler becomes Shakyadharin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who upholds the teaching of the Buddha’ (acute accent...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:47

Ordinations at Akashavana

Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:47

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.

With Metta,

Paramachitta and Maitreyi


Public Preceptor Maitreyi 
Esther McKinney becomes Sraddhamalini, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Garlanded with Faith, Confidence, Trust’ - acute accent on the s and macron on the 2nd and 3rd a and the final i
Registered spelling Shraddhamalini
Private preceptor Jyotismati

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