College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

By punyamala on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:41

Forthcoming Ordinations at Akashavana

By punyamala on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 20:41

I am delighted to let you know that the following 18 women who are currently attending the long ordination course will be having their private ordinations at various times throughout the day and night, between the evening of 12th June and the evening of 14th June.
They are

Marleen Laurman 

Beate Lippik

Catherine Dixon

Janette Hall 

Eileen Merryweather

Sara Khorasani 

Lona Kovaks 

Berni Buston 

Annie Johnson

Bärbel Wrede 

Lizzie Sparkes

Janet Hill 

Steffi Heller 

Elaine Smith

Katja Behrendt 

Claire Robillard

Sally Malsingh

Sarah Gilpin

The Public Ordination will take place on Saturday 18th June at 11.00 a.m. local Spanish time.
SADHU! SADHU! SADHU!

With metta,
Punyamala

Triratna News
Triratna News

Stone Stupa Built at Akashavana Retreat Centre, Spain

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Nov, 2021 - 12:13

Stone Stupa Built at Akashavana Retreat Centre, Spain

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Nov, 2021 - 12:13

On a working retreat in November, a new stupa was built at Akashavana retreat centre, Spain, containing the ashes of Dhardo Rinpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers.

This stupa joins a number of other stupas dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche across our community in retreat centres such as Tiratanaloka, Padmaloka and Vajrasana in the UK, Aryaloka (USA), Vimaladhatu (Germany), Guhyaloka (Spain), and Sudarshanaloka (New Zealand). Dhardo Rinpoche and Sangharakshita developed a strong friendship over the many years Sangharakshita lived in Kalimpong....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public ordinations at Akashavana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:47

Public ordinations at Akashavana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:47

We are delighted to announce that three new Dharmacharinis were ordained at Akashavana on 16th October 2020. 

Public preceptor: Paramachitta

Monica Tamarit becomes Kavyadhi (long first ‘a’ and long ‘i’) - a Sanskrit name that means ‘She whose wisdom is inspired, creative and poetic’.
Private Preceptor: Saddhakara

Carmina Amaya becomes Bhavati (long first ‘a’) - a Sanskrit name that means ‘She who is full of light’.
Private Preceptor: Saddhakara

Reme Rojo becomes Suriyadassana (long last ‘a’) - a Pali...

Akashavana
Akashavana

Day 53 in the Big Buddha House!

By amritamati on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 13:40

Day 53 in the Big Buddha House!

By amritamati on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 13:40

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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...

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