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FBA Podcast: Not About Being Good - Beyond Guilt

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Buddhist ethics are not about conforming to a set of conventions, not about ‘being good’ in order to gain rewards. Instead, living ethically springs from the awareness that other people are no different from yourself. You can actively develop this awareness, through cultivating love, clarity and contentment, which can ultimately help us to come into greater harmony with all that lives.

Arthapriya, a Public Preceptor who lives in Cambridge, takes a personal and Dharmic look at what...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 30th April 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:48

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 30th April 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:48

Dear Order Members,

The following men were publicly ordained at Guhyaloka on Monday 30th April 2018. This was Ratnavyuha’s first set of public ordinations.


Public Preceptor Arthapriya

Martin Harris becomes Maitrisimha
A Sanskrit name meaning “Lion of Loving Kindness”
Westernised spelling: Maitrisingha
Private preceptor: Paramabandhu

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 02/05/2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 10:19

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 02/05/2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 10:19

The following 20 men were publicly ordained at Guhyaloka yesterday -

Public Preceptor Purna:

Donald Woolford becomes Acalamuni 
Sanskrit name meaning: “Sage Who Is Unwavering” (Westernised spelling Achalamuni)
Private Preceptor: Ratnavyuha


Public Preceptor Moksananda:

Armando Velasco becomes Medhāvin
Sanskrit name meaning: “The Man Of Wisdom...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Sthirabandhu ordained at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 12:57

Sthirabandhu ordained at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 12:57

At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on the 3rd January 2016, Colum Lavelle was publicly ordained by Arthapriya. His private ordination took place during the course of the winter retreat at Padmaloka with Alokavira as his private preceptor. Many Order members and friends from different Triratna centres attended.

Colum Lavelle becomes Sthirabandhu - a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who is an unwavering Kinsman...