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Happy 10th birthday, Akashavana!

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:10

Happy 10th birthday, Akashavana!

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:10In September 2004, Triratna (then the FWBO) became the proud owners of two ruined farmhouses, high in the mountains of Teruel, Spain.

Resident community members Acalavajri and Manigarbha write: “Ten years later, they are home to a thriving community and a remote and beautiful retreat centre: Akashavana, the ‘forest retreat of luminous space’. Primarily for the ordination of women, it also provides an amazing retreat experience for Dharmacharinis.

Over 140 women have had their public ordinations in...
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Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30The following women were publicly ordained during a bilingual Spanish-English retreat at Akashavana yesterday, 12th September 2014:

Public preceptor Dayanandi:
Ursula Tidd becomes Dharmakarunya, a Sanskrit name meaning “She Whose Compassion is from the Dharma”. (Long third and final ‘a’; dot under the ‘n’.)
Westernised spelling: Dharmakarunya
Private preceptor Samantabhadri

Sarah Bedworth becomes Sraddhagupta, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is protected by Faith”. (Accent over the ‘s’; long second and final ‘a’s.)
Westernised spelling: Shraddhagupta
Private preceptor...
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new year and new plans

By acalavajri on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50

new year and new plans

By acalavajri on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50Hello from Manigarbha and I, back in community after a winter break.
We started the holiday with a trip to the Netherlands for a week of friendship and culture … it was the annual ‘International Documentary Festival’ and having been starved of culture for a while, it was just the treat we needed. That together with seeing good friends was very nourishing.

From there we went to UK, firstly to Tiratanaloka to meet with the ‘envisioners’ and do...

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