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Statement about sex between preceptors and those they ordain from the Preceptors' College

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 - 12:48

Below is a statement from the Preceptors’ College making clear our position on sex between preceptors and those they ordain. 

In response to the current discussions about our history, we in the College of Public Preceptors wish to state clearly our position on sexual relations between Preceptors and those they ordain. Recognising the difficulties that have arisen in the past, it has long been our position that sexual contact between teachers and their students is undesirable.

Such contact is more...

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Kulas of the Preceptors' College

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:21

The College meets twice a year. As part of those meetings they spend time in smaller ‘kula’ or working groups, to focus on and discuss people who are being proposed for Ordination, other matters related to the Ordination process in the areas they are responsible for, private preceptor consultations and their own practice as public preceptors.

At present there are 6 kulas:

Men’s Adhisthana kula - Sona, Dhammarati, Mahamati, Buddhadasa, Nagabodhi, Kamalashila, Purna, Saddhaloka

Men’s Padmaloka kula - Padmavajra, Surata, Maitreyabandhu, Moksananda, Satyaraja, Arthapriya, Paramabandhu, Amogharatna

Indian kula - Chandrasil, Subhuti,...

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Bhante's translation of Tsongkhapa's Three Chief Paths

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:41

First published in the Middle Way in 1960, this is the first translation into English of a key text of the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Tsongkhapa's Three Chief Paths772.85 KB
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Saddhaloka introduces himself

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:30

In interview with Saccanama, Saddhaloka talks about his early life, coming across the Dharma, and his work for the Movement before becoming Chair of the Preceptors’ College.

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Saddhaloka Interview 13.94 MB
Saddhaloka Interview 23.81 MB
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List of Private and Public Preceptors

Posted by Saccanama on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 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 (PP), Chittaprabha, Dharmananda, Khemadhamma, Maitripala (PP), Megha (PP), Nagasuri, Sanjiva, Satyagandhi, Siladasa, Viraja, Sudrishti, Shubhavyuha, Samacitta

Belgium - Dhammaketu

Canada - Vimalasara


Estonia - Vaddhaka

Finland
Akasaka, Maharatnapriya, Sridevi

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

India
Achala, Adityabodhi (PP), Amoghasiddhi...

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Public Preceptors by Country (in which they are based)

Posted by Vidyatara on Thu, 15 Jan, 2015 - 16:57

Australia/New Zealand

Buddhadasa, Dharmanandi, Megha, Purna, Varadevi

India

Adityabodhi, Amrutdeep (Deputy), Amoghasiddhi, Chandrasila, Jnanasuri, Karunamaya, Yashosagar

Spain

Moksananda, Paramachitta

Germany

Amogharatna


UK/Ireland

Dayanandi, Dhammadinna, Maitreyi, Padmasuri, Parami, Punyamala, Ratnadharini (Deputy), Sanghadevi, Subhadramati, Arthapriya, Dhammarati, Kamalashila, Mahamati, Maitreyabandhu, Nagabodhi, Padmavajra, Paramabandhu (Deputy), Saddhaloka (Chair), Satyaraja, Sona, Subhuti, Surata

US/Canada

Karunadevi, Ashokashri
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Preceptors' College - Introduction

Posted by Vidyatara on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 14:55
Vidyatara and Parami talk about the College of Preceptors and what will be covered during the second of their biannual meetings, which is currently being held at Adhisthana.

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Commonality of Practice - Dhammarati

Posted by Vidyatara on Mon, 23 Jun, 2014 - 10:45
This is a link to the talk that Dhammarati, Chair of the Preceptors’ College, gave on ‘Commonality of Practice’ at the recent Men’s Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka.

And, this is a link to the article by College member, Moksananda, on Spritual Death that Dhammarati refers to in his talk.
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