jyotika's picture
jyotika

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...

Log in or register to respond

Responses

Shrijnana's picture
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.
jyotika's picture

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

Shrijnana's picture

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

jyotika's picture
jyotika

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

jyotika's picture
jyotika

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...

Log in or register to respond

Responses

chasecornell02's picture

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?

saddhaloka's picture
saddhaloka

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...

jyotika's picture
jyotika

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
 

Saccanama's picture
Saccanama

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...

Log in or register to respond
Saccanama's picture
Saccanama

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 ...

Log in or register to respond
Saccanama's picture
Saccanama

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 ‘...

Log in or register to respond
Saccanama's picture
Saccanama

College Working Arrangements Updated May 2018

Wed, 23 May, 2018 - 17:45

The Preceptors’ College has a number of agreed ways of going about our work as outlined in the Working Arrangements. While we observe them quite carefully, they are not fixed rules, but flexible responses to how best we can work together in the clearest and most spiritually useful way for the Order. From time to time we review and update them where necessary, as has recently happened.

Log in or register to respond

Responses (view all)

arcismati's picture

Thanks Saccanama and College for this document. Very clear.

I am left intrigued by C3 para 3.6  ” The Chair will try to develop ways of testing and training Private Preceptors, with the help of the Deputy-Chairs, and will train other College members in this work.” .What would be an example of  ‘testing’ a private preceptor?

with best wishes,

Archishmati

Saccanama's picture

Hi Arcismati,

It’s good to know that someone actually reads these things!

I think the ‘testing’ refers to the private preceptor process i.e. testing that they do have the confidence of the wider Order to conduct ordinations.

I hope that helps.

Love,

Saccanama

P.S. Saddhaloka adds - 

The implication of this section is simply that being appointed a Private Preceptor is not the end of the story, and that there will be ongoing training, for example through attending GFR retreats and working closely with the ordination teams, and through retreats specifically for Private Preceptors, led by Public Preceptors. Training will include areas like entering more deeply into the Six Element Practice and how to teach it, and similarly with sadhana. Also practise of the precepts and confession. We hope that the meeting of Kula Representatives from Areas around the world will be taking on more and more the whole  issue of Preceptor training, and ensuring shared standards around the world.

aranyaka's picture

Don’t worry Saccanama….. some of us read these things….. carefully! :-)  xx

arcismati's picture

yes, thanks for clarifying. Okay, I get it.

I appreciate all the work you ‘guys’ (=people) are doing!

Dhammakumāra's picture

Out of interest, who are currently the Deputy-Chairs and Chair’s Council?

Saccanama's picture
Saccanama

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi has recently been appointed as a public preceptor and joins the College of Public Preceptors. She introduces herself here -

I went on my first FWBO retreat over Xmas/New Year in 1981 in Seaford UK, and celebrated my 31st birthday there. I had been living and working as an English and Music teacher in Germany, so after completing my contract...

Log in or register to respond

Responses

tejadhamma's picture

A loud Sadhu for you Kulanandi ! I am happy to know your new responsibility ! Great , you took it !