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Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

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

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

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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Malini appointed as a public preceptor

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini appointed as a public preceptor

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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Simply, Sadhu!

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Congratulations on your 50th year with us! Thank you for taking on the responsibility of Public preceptorship. I hope you will enjoy it.

Metta, Munisha

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

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

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

From Adhisthana Kula 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

Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

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

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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The soundcloud servers are not good at handling downloads from countries with slow internet. It is impossible for me to download this file. Is there any chance of using the fba server for audio files? That handles slow downloads much better.

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

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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Lovely to read - thanks, Dhammadinna xx

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Lovely to hear your reflections Dhammadinna
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Lovely gentle read - thanks x

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Maitreyi writes about life at Tiratanaloka

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:48

This time of year at Tiratanaloka is quite magical; we’ve had days of hard frost and bright sunshine, and today, driving into Brecon with Kalyacitta for a swim, a huge arc of a rainbow, its colours pale and muted against the rainclouds, cast an otherworldly light on the green hills.

There’s a post-ordination retreat taking place in the Retreat Centre currently; twelve dharmacharinis who were ordained at Akashavana last summer. At this end of the building in the community, a few of...

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Great to read this news Maitreyi, thank you;

 and i’m  especially pleased regarding the eco upgrading for the building heating and other electricity.

 thanks to all Dharmavandana 

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Women's ordinations at Bordharan, India January 2017

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:37

Women's ordinations at Bordharan, India January 2017

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:37

Women’s Ordinations in India

The following 12 women were  ordained at Bordharan retreat centre, Maharashtra India on Sunday 15 January 2017.

Private Preceptor Vijaya:

Supriya Akshobhy - North Nagpur becomes Nityashri, Permanent Glory

Kusumlata Goutam - Dehradun, Uttarakhand becomes Aryadarshini, One who knows/sees the Arya - noble one

Babita Bhan...

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