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Introducing Purna

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

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

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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Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu on developments in the Guhyaloka ordination course

Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 13:46

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu led the 4-month ordination course for men at Guhyaloka last year and began a 3-year process of implementing changes to the course. Here they explain some of their reasons for these developments.

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Introducing Subhadramati

Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:12

Dhammadinna asks the questions to introduce her good friend Subhadramati.

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Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College meeting

Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 12:03

Saddhaloka, Paramabandhu and Ratnadharini introduce the meeting, talking about ordinations and ordination courses, sadhana, and new members of the Preceptors’ College.

Two days of the meeting are devoted to meetings of the various kulas of the College. Currently there are the following kulas -

Indian Kula (not present at this meeting but all 8 of them were here for the November 2015 meeting) - Subhuti Yashosagar, Amrutdeep, Jnanasuri, Karunamaya, Chandrashil, Amoghasiddhi and Adityabodhi.

Men’s ‘Padmaloka’ Kula - Padmavajra, Satyaraja, Surata, Arthapriya, Paramabandhu, Moksananda and Maitreyabandhu.

Men’s ‘non-UK’ Kula -...

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Subhuti talks to Saccanama about the history and development of the Preceptors' College

Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:52

In the last interview from the November Preceptors’ College meeting, Subhuti talks to Saccanama about how the College has developed over the last 25 years and how he sees it developing in the future.

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Parami talks to Varadevi and Dharmanandi about the women's ordination process in Australia and New Zealand

Thu, 19 Nov, 2015 - 10:08

Varadevi and Dharmanandi, both over for the College meeting from New Zealand, share their reflections on ordination training for women in Australia and New Zealand. 

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Jnanasuri, Chandrashil and Yashosagar reflect on their time at Adhisthana

Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 15:41

Jnanasuri, Chandrashil and Yashosagar reflect on their time at Adhisthana at the Preceptors’ College meeting and their plans after they leave.