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Public Ordinations at Akashavana 1st June 2019

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Jun, 2019 - 18:57

Public Ordinations at Akashavana 1st June 2019

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Jun, 2019 - 18:57

We are very happy to let you know the names of the Dharmacharinis ordained today.

Public Preceptor Parami

Lynne Thompson Campbell becomes Dhicitraka, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who paints wisdom” (long first ‘i’, long last ‘a’).
Westernised spelling Dhichitraka.
Private Preceptor Amritamati.

Ania Markiewiecz becomes Saddhajala, a Pali name meaning “Flame of Faith” (long second, third and fourth ‘a’s).
Westernised spelling Saddhajala.
Private Preceptor Saddhanandi.

Gerry Beasley becomes Danabhaya, a Sanskrit / Pali name meaning “She whose generosity makes her fearless” (long first,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.


When did Triratna Spain first come into being?
Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:

1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.

1988: Moksananda...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

Interviewing Samata

By Dharmaprabha on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Interviewing Samata

By Dharmaprabha on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Danasamudra writes about her interview with Samata:

“In December last year I drove down to Tiratanaloka to interview Samata. She was staying there for several months before going on the three month retreat with Vijayamala and Vessantara. It was appropriate that I talked to her there because she was one of the women who brought Tiratanaloka, and all that it offers, into being.

Those of us who have joined the Movement and Order more recently have very little idea of how different things were...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Myth of Ordination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear an excerpt called The Myth of Ordination. Akasaruci gives a personal talk about her experiences of being on the 2018 Akashavana ordination retreat, on which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

From the talk Akashavana: Heart, Wisdom and Beauty given at her welcome back during Dharma Day on Sunday 29th July 2018 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Reflections on an Ordination Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Bodhipakshini in Reflections On An Ordination Retreat. As part of a welcome back evening for new Order members, Bodhipakshini reflects on her experience of the recent 3-month retreat in Spain during which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Excerpted from the talk Reflections On An Ordination Retreat, part of the series Ordination: A collection of personal talks.

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

A New Life In An Ancient Tradition

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 12:50

Subhadramati is the president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and also a Public Preceptor, one of the few men and women who make the final decision on who joins the Triratna Buddhist Order.

She has recently returned from leading a three month ordination course in Spain, during which she ordained nine women as their Public Preceptor.

In this interview with Jnanadhara, she reflects on the significance of ordination in the Buddhist tradition, her own experience of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Akashavana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 17:56

Public Ordinations at Akashavana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 17:56

We are very pleased to announce the public ordination of the following seven women at Akashavana Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Punyamala:

Cait Hughes becomes Dānajotī (Pali)
Official westernised spelling: Danajoti
Name meaning: ”She whose light is generosity”
Private Preceptor: Maitrisara

Tracey Dibble becomes Prajñāśrī (Sanskrit)
Official westernised spelling: Prajnashri
Name meaning: ”She who has the radiance of wisdom”
Private Preceptor: Santasiddhi

Inge Heathfield becomes Candramaitrī (Sanskrit)
Official westernised spelling: Candramaitri
Name meaning: ”She whose love is like...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Talk by Atulyamitra - Akashavana: Ibex, vultures and spelt bread

By Vajrashura on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 17:06

Atulyamitra gives a very personal talk about her experiences of being on the 2018 Akashavana ordination retreat, on which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

This talk was given on a welcome back night for Atulyamitra on Tuesday 10th July 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain, June 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain, June 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose mind turns to loving kindness’
Westernised spelling: Maitrimati
Private Preceptor: Kalyanaprabha

Rachel Green becomes Karunatara
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a guiding star of compassion’
Westernised spelling: Karunatara
Private Preceptor: Dayanandi

Sue Haynes...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘...

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