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Saddhaloka Reviews the November 2016 Preceptors' College Meeting

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 7 Dec, 2016 - 13:30

Saddhaloka talks to Saccanama about the vision for Adhisthana, the future and development of the College and other matters arising at the recent College meeting.

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Subhuti Talks about study sessions on the Bodhicitta

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 - 15:44

The 2 days of study during the College meetings are often the highlight for many College members. This time Subhuti led study on the Bodhicitta and in this interview he explains his reasons why he choose to lead study on that topic.

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Maitreyi talks about a 3-week retreat at Akashavana

Posted by Saccanama on Tue, 15 Nov, 2016 - 09:34

Maitreyi talks about her vision of leading a longer retreat at Akashavana for some of those she has privately ordained - a vision she brought into being in October of this year (2016).

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Jnanasuri and Karunamaya talk about their work in India

Posted by Saccanama on Sun, 13 Nov, 2016 - 11:45

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya (who supports Jnanasuri) talk about their work helping over 800 women in India to prepare for ordination. They mention the  possibility of developing a women’s retreat centre and also some of the difficulties they face in their work.

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Yashosagar and Amoghasiddhi talk about the 60th anniversary celebrations for Dr Ambedkar's Conversion to Buddhism

Posted by Saccanama on Fri, 11 Nov, 2016 - 10:07

Here at Adhisthana for the Preceptors’ College meeting, Yashosagar and Amoghasiddhi talk about the recent celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism with several hundred thousand of his followers. They mention the conference for the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and talk about the significance of Ambedkar for those outside of India and the request of the Indian Area Council to have a module on Dr Ambedkar in the Dharma Training Course for Mitras....

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Amogharatna Talks about his life in Berlin

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 10 Nov, 2016 - 09:17

In the first of a series of interviews from the November 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting at Adhisthana, Amogharatna - the newest member of the College - talks about his life in Berlin.

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Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

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Introducing Purna

Posted by Saccanama on Tue, 15 Mar, 2016 - 14:09

A great interview with Purna by Nagabodhi, who has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since the late 1970s and is attending his first meeting of the Preceptors College. We hear the history of the Triratna community in New Zealand and Australia, and the continuing process of ordination training in the southern hemisphere.

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Dhammadinna and Padmavajra talk about the retreats for private preceptors

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 14 Mar, 2016 - 11:38

One of the major areas of work for the public preceptors is the training of private preceptors, of whom there are now well over 200 worldwide. Separate retreats for men and women private preceptors happen every year at Adhisthana and Padmavajra and Dhammadinna, who have been involved in them for 10 years or more, share their reflections about these retreats.

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Introducing Ashokashri

Posted by Saccanama on Sun, 13 Mar, 2016 - 09:47

Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri -  who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.

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