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The College of Public Preceptors
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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 ‘...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

At the end of July Karunadevi and myself arrived at Aryaloka for a 5 week stay and a whole series of events.
On the first weekend, 13 Dharmacarinis (unfortunately no men were free to join us) got together for a heart-warming Order weekend where we explored the stages of sadhana practice outlined in the Manjugosha Stuti Sadhana using material from talks I had given at a preceptors retreat in the...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Aryaloka 27th August 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

Ordinations at Aryaloka 27th August 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

We are pleased to announce the following people celebrated their Public Ordinations at Aryaloka Retreat Centre in the United States on August 27th, 2017:

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning: She who has the luster of wisdom
Public Preceptor: Ashokashri
Private Preceptor: Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning: ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Ashokashri

By Saccanama on Sun, 13 Mar, 2016 - 09:47

Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri -  who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ashokashri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 15:02

Ashokashri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 15:02

Ashokashri found the movement in 1977, having discovered she was a Buddhist and starting to meditate a few months before. She was ordained by Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita at Padmaloka in 1980. For the next 7 years she lived in a women’s community, worked in the team-based livelihood (a café and shop) and taught at the Croydon Buddhist Centre. During those years, she was also involved in leading activities for...