It’s day 53 of lockdown, I think! After some days of torrential rain last week and an amazing storm with sheet lightening that illuminated the house one evening we are today basking in the sunshine. Bodhipakshini has gone to Valderrobres to do the shop, Mumukshu is on the phone with our president Maitreyi and Satyamuni is cooking lunch. I’ve just attempted to make ciabatta for the first time, but it’s looking more like a simple loaf of bread rather than...
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, how have Triratna Buddhist Centres and team-based right livelihood businesses been responding?
By now most Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups have closed their doors - but many have opened up on the digital universe and invited their sanghas to join them online. Various Triratna Centres across the world are now offering courses classes, pujas, urban retreats and other events online. Now is a great time to try out joining in some of the...
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.
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...
We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, Spain, on 16th September:
Public preceptor: Parami
Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri a Pali name meaning ’She who has the beauty of a lotus’. Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri. Private preceptor: Dayalocana
Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani a Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ’She who is like a jewel of knowledge’. (Long first’a’ and last ‘i’ and dot under the ‘n’) Westernised spelling: Vidyamani Private preceptor: Saddhanandi
Meera Vig becomes Aksobhini a Sanskrit name meaning ’She...