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...
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...
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.
USAPST 10:00 | Mexico 12:00 | USAEST 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)
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
I was born in 1954 in a loving family in the Netherlands. Dad ran the village Post office from our house and...
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,...
We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.
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