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List of Private and Public Preceptors

Posted by Saccanama on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:42

This is a list of Order members who are Private Preceptors, by country - active Public Preceptors are indicated by PP after their name:

Australia
Arunamalin, Buddhadasa, Chittaprabha, Dharmananda, Khemadhamma, Maitripala (PP), Megha (PP), Nagasuri, Sanjiva, Satyagandhi, Siladasa (PP), Viraja, Sudrishti (PP), Shubhavyuha, Samacitta, Vidyatara

Belgium - Dhammaketu

Canada - Vimalasara

Estonia - Vaddhaka

Finland
Akasaka, Maharatnapriya, Sridevi

Germany
Amogharatna (PP), Bodhimitra, Dharmapriya, Kulanandi (PP), Padmaketu, Prasadavati, Taracitta, Nirmala

India
Achala, Adityabodhi...

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Women's Ordinations at Adhisthana August 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 - 14:39

Women's Ordinations at Adhisthana August 2018

Posted by Saccanama on 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

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Posted by Saccanama on 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

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

Posted by Saccanama on 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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College Working Arrangements Updated May 2018

Posted by Saccanama on 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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on 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...

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

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Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

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

I first walked in the doors of the London Buddhist Centre in 1990, and immediately signed up for a six-week meditation course, by the end of which I realised I was a Buddhist. I was made a mitra on Dharma Day in 1993, and asked for ordination a few months later.
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Great ! Weldone! a big Sadhu Santavajri !!!

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well done Santavajri, and well done college for adding her to your ranks! I’m sure she’ll be a great boost to the future of the Order and College.

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Ordinations at Guhyaloka 30th April 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:48

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 30th April 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:48

Dear Order Members,

The following men were publicly ordained at Guhyaloka on Monday 30th April 2018. This was Ratnavyuha’s first set of public ordinations.


Public Preceptor Arthapriya

Martin Harris becomes Maitrisimha
A Sanskrit name meaning “Lion of Loving Kindness”
Westernised spelling: Maitrisingha
Private preceptor: Paramabandhu

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47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

On Sunday 17th December 2017, the largest number of ordinations on any one day in the history of Triratna occurred in India.

The following 47 men were ordained at Bordharan retreat centre and, as previously posted, 21 women were ordained on the same day at Bhaja

1 Kashinath Jadhav from Thane becomes Anomaditya

2 Shukhdev Wankhede from Ulhasnagar becomes Maniveer

3...

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Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha introduces himself -

I currently live in Auckland, New Zealand where I’m involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre, Sudarshanaloka Trust (which includes both Sudarshanaloka retreat centre and Lotus Realm Trading), and the Men’s ordination training process in New Zealand and Australia. My first contact with Triratna was in 1992 through Aryaloka retreat centre while a student at the...

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Congratulations Ratnavyuha! Great news for the region. I’m looking forward to that long-mooted catch-up with you in due course. Best wishes from Samacitta xx

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Congratulations, best wishes and Happy New Year x

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Sadhu! Wonderful news! The College will be enriched by your presence.

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Sadhu brother, thanks for taking on this responsibility.

metta

Jayaraja

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Congratulations! It was good to see you at Aryaloka this summer.