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Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Dassini welcomes Amritasiddhi and Nagaketu from India and Dharmashuri from the United States of America, with a focus on the Movement Strand (ie. Buddhist Centres) and working to make sure teaching and practice in our Buddhist community is supported and “joined up” internationally. 

We started the day early with a morning visit and meditation at the very ancient caves of Bhaja, a Buddhist practice space for well over 2,000 years. The shrine room at Bhaja retreat Centre is aligned with...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

In February 2018, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from around the world gathered at Bhaja in India for the 5th Triratna International Council. What took place, in the context of an inspiring retreat, was a deeply harmonious and creative meeting of minds, bringing ideas and live issues from local situations on 5 continents and exploring them together as a united community. This short film from Clear Vision captures a sense of the spirit of the International Council...

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Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Four women ordained at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 - 09:48

Four women ordained at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 - 09:48

Women’s Ordinations at Bhaja Retreat Centre India

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The following women were ordained in the context of an intensive meditation retreat at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India.

Sangeeta Kamale becomes Sriarya
Meaning: ”she who is pure, excellent, noble”

Pratibha Katare becomes Amoghamani
Meaning: “she...

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Triratna News

Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 09:19

Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 09:19

We’re delighted to announce the ordinations of following women at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India on 12th March 2016.

Private Preceptor: Jnanasuri
Public Preceptor: Karunamaya

Sangeeta Kamale becomes Sriarya
“She who is pure, excellent, noble”

Pratibha Katare becomes Amoghamani
“She who has the jewel of success”

Ashwini Gaiakawad becomes Yashokirti
“She who is famous through success”
(The three women above are from Chunabhatti centre, Mumbai)

Nanubai Salawe becomes Kshantipriya
“She who loves patience, forgiveness”
(Kshantipriya is from Upanagar centre, Mumbai)

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

21 men were ordained recently at Bhaja retreat centre in India on a retreat led by Sona. It was a coming together of men from Australia, New Zealand and India for an unusual event cutting across cultural boundaries. 

With these ordinations, there are now over 2000 Order members worldwide.


Eric Barrett (Sydney) becomes: Maitribandha
Meaning of name: He who is bound by Maitri...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Triratna Buddhist Order is 2,000 strong!

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Feb, 2016 - 08:58

The Triratna Buddhist Order is 2,000 strong!

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Feb, 2016 - 08:58

The following men were publicly ordained at Bhaja, India, on 24th January 2016, bringing the total number of living Order members worldwide to 2,000. Around 1,000 people attended the ceremony.

The public preceptors were Amoghasiddhi, Amritdip, Yashosagar, Subhuti and Sona but we do not have the details of which men were ordained by Amoghasiddhi, Amritdip and Yashosagar.

Shamsundar D. Jondhale becomes Chandragarbha
Meaning of name: Cool like the interior of the moon
Private preceptor: Chandrabodhi

Manik D. Akhade becomes  Kalyanaratna
Private preceptor: Jnanadhvaja

Yashvant Shripati Gholap becomes Samantratna
...

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Triratna News

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58The following 17 women were ordained at Bhaja Retreat Centre, India, on 4th January 2015.

This is the largest number of women to enter the Triratna Buddhist Order in India at any one time, including the first ordinations of women from the state of Gujarat.

Private preceptor Jnanasuri
Public Preceptor Karunamaya

Shital Wankhede from Thane becomes Utpala - Blue Lotus.
Savita Kosambi from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) becomes Yashonanda - She who delights in success, glory and splendour.
Kalpana...