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Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

We are pleased to announce the following women celebrated their Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Monika Podgorska becomes Upeksanandi
(dot under the ‘s’, long ‘i’)
Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: She who delights in equanimity
Westernised spelling: Upekshanandi
Private...

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Malini appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini introduces herself:

‘I connected with the Western Buddhist Sangha (as it was then named), in 1967. Bhante did everything and it never occurred to me that that would change. I got ordained in 1969 by Urgyen Sangharakshita and still I assumed he would do everything for ever! About a year after ordination I moved to Cornwall to see what it would be like to live alone. I planned to be there 6...

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Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

I am delighted to announce the names of the sixteen new Dharmacharis who were Publicly ordained on 1st May 2017 at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Maitreyabandhu:

Kevin Croke becomes Amalayodhin
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a Warrior whose aim is Purity” 
(Westernised spelling Amalayodhin)
Private Preceptor: Paramabandhu.

Public Preceptor...

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Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

The following women received their public Ordination in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.

En El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:

Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami:

Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She who holds the Sword of Freedom. ...

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Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

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Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

Posted by Saccanama on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

Posted by Saccanama on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

We’re pleased to announce that the following public ordination took place on18th March 2017, at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain:

Ruben Sánchez becomes
Yaśomani, meaning “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private Preceptor: Moksananda
Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convierte en
Yaśomaṇi, “El que es una Joya...

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Parami, Lokeshvara and Saddhaloka In Conversation

Posted by parami on Sat, 18 Mar, 2017 - 15:08

A new podcast from some members of the Adhisthana Kula as they come to the end of a 10-day meeting of the College. 

A great little summary of some of the more general issues discussed, including those arising from historical controversies in Triratna (formerly the FWBO). We get a little taster of other conversations to come - with news of new media, and of prospective reconciliation possibilities within the wider community.

What emerges is a picture of the College at a...

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Dhammadinna’s reflections on her many years of living in Triratna communities

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 16:14

I live in Samayakula community, along with eleven other women, in two adjoining houses, near the London Buddhist Centre.  We have not long come back together after the mid-winter/new year break.  Some of us have been on the LBC winter retreats and returned with many stories to tell. Others have been to visit family, or stayed at home in the community.  On our first community evening of the New Year we launched our ‘rainy season light’ for the month...

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