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Ordination in Auckland New Zealand on 16th December 2017

Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 12:06

Ordination in Auckland New Zealand on 16th December 2017

Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 12:06

Saturday December 16th 2017 was a special day with a public ordination taking place at the Auckland Buddhist Centre. Geoff Walker became Dhiramuni, having been privately ordained by Ratnavyuha a week earlier at Sudarshanaloka, and then publicly ordained by Purna.  About 80 Order members, mitras and friends were present.

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Dhammadinna - Some words on being a College member and a public preceptor

Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Dhammadinna - Some words on being a College member and a public preceptor

Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Some words on being a College Member and a Public Preceptor 

Dhammadinna

This year, after much consideration and consultation, I decided, for health reasons, that I needed to retire from the College.  I am in my early 70’s so it also felt timely from that point of view. I attended a few days of the recent November College meeting for my farewell, which involved a delicious meal followed by very...

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Dear Dhammadinna,

You remain an inspiration regardless of what position you hold. Your influence is global and I for one am a stronger Order Member for having met you. May your wisdom grow ever deeper in this new phase of life.

With abounding metta,

Bodhidasa

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Dear Dhammadina

You have been an inspiration to me ever since we sat on the wall in the courtyard of the LBC in 1990 during a break in the Bodhi Heart wk you were leading when you listened attentively to me as I told about leaving my marriage of twenty-five years. For the first time I felt I was heard and understood. A truly empathic way of being.

Much love Ratnachuda

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Hi Dhammadina

It’s lovely to hear your story of being part of the college and a public preceptor. Many thanks for all that you’ve done for our Order and movement. I wish you well in this next phase of your life.

Metta

Vishangka x

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A million sadhus! You have given so much and inspired and influenced so many of us. Good to read a little of your experience of all those years.  lots of love Khemajoti

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Thank you for writing about your experience of Public Precepting which was lovely to read. You have been kind to me at a number of crucial points in my spiritual life - memorably at the LBC in 1988, at Twemlows Ave in 1992 or 93, in Birmingham in 1996, and again in the early 2000s… and many points in between. You have been a wonderful treasure for the Order and movement. I hope you enjoy your retirement - if that’s what it is..? Love, Samacitta 

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Subhuti: Retirement from the College

Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Subhuti: Retirement from the College

Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Retirement from the College 

As I have been approaching my 70th birthday in December this year, I have for some time been considering retiring from the College. After consulting with Bhante, Saddhaloka and his Deputies, the Adhisthana Kula members, my own Indian Kula, and other close friends, I have decided to take that step. This has therefore been my last College meeting as an active Public ...

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Dear Subhuti,

Thank you for all the work you have done to help the spiritual growth of our Order. Thank you too for exemplifying the principle of moving back to allow other people to step into the responsibilities which you have been holding.

I’m looking forward to seeing what your next step turns out to be… especially if it means more teaching the Dhamma and kalyana mitrata!

With lots of love & appreciation

Vajranatha 

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Hi Subhuti

Many many thanks for all that you have given to the order and college over the years. I find your example so inspiring and I wish you well in this next phase of your life. I look forward to seeing what arises!

Metta

Vishangka x

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28 years! Thank you for all you have given in that time.  I do hope that new, creative space opens up for you and that you enjoy and spiritually benefit from whatever emerges. With metta Khemajoti

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Thank you so much Subhuti for all that you have done for Triratna and the world. Your exhortation to bring about a Dharma revolution to also include the poor and marginalised in our society has been my compass for many years and you having said it made me feel I could be part of the Order and give of myself in my own unique and imperfect way. I wish you deep fulfilment, creativity and happiness. May all blessings be yours.

With deep thanks

Amaladipa

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Dear Subhuti,

thank you so much for all you have done and for all you have given, I believe the Order owes you an immense debt of gratitude for this, there is so much that could be rejoiced in.

With love,
Sanghanistha

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Padmasuri welcomes her good friend Malini to the College

Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Padmasuri welcomes her good friend Malini to the College

Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

It is our great good fortune that Malini has joined the College of public preceptors and just attended her first college meeting at Adhisthana.  Malini’s initial contact with Bhante was attending a meditation class led by him in the basement room of Sakura in Monmouth street, central London, in 1967.  Today she is the longest standing Dharmacharini in the world – quite an accolade!  Ordained  in 1969 at the...

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Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Saturday October 7th 2017 was a special day with 2 public ordinations staking place. First, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Claire Walsh became Nischalasri, having been privately ordained by Amritamati at Tiratanaloka and then publicly ordained by Dayanandi in her home town Buddhist Centre. Then, a few hours later, Keith Hogan had his public ordination in Dublin (the first to take place on Irish soil)...

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Amogharatna shares some of his life in Berlin

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:48

Amogharatna shares some of his life in Berlin

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:48

At the beginning of March this year I handed on my responsibilities as chair of Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, our Triratna centre in the capital of Germany, to the very capable and delightful Aryabandhu. Having oriented my life around the needs of the centre during my thirteen years as chair, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which I was able to ‘let go’ of my centre responsibilities. No doubt this process...

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Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

At the end of July Karunadevi and myself arrived at Aryaloka for a 5 week stay and a whole series of events.
On the first weekend, 13 Dharmacarinis (unfortunately no men were free to join us) got together for a heart-warming Order weekend where we explored the stages of sadhana practice outlined in the Manjugosha Stuti Sadhana using material from talks I had given at a preceptors retreat in the...

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Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka

The following men had their public ordination on Saturday 30th September at Padmaloka

Public Preceptor Surata:

Terry Diffey becomes Prasannamanas
Name meaning: He whose mind is clear
Private Preceptor: Yashodeva

Public Preceptor Satyaraja:

Lindsay Robertson becomes Akashavajra (long first and second a)
Name...

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Ordinations at Akashavana September 2017

Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 12:17

Ordinations at Akashavana September 2017

Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 12:17

The following women received their Public Ordination on 16th September 2017 at Akashavana:

Public preceptor Parami:

Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri,
a Pali name meaning: ‘She who has the beauty of a lotus’. 
Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri.
Private Preceptor: Dayalocana.

Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani,
a Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: ‘She who is like...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka 27th August 2017

Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

Ordinations at Aryaloka 27th August 2017

Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

We are pleased to announce the following people celebrated their Public Ordinations at Aryaloka Retreat Centre in the United States on August 27th, 2017:

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning: She who has the luster of wisdom
Public Preceptor: Ashokashri
Private Preceptor: Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning: ...

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