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International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

By mokshini on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

By mokshini on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

My name’s Mokshini. I was ordained in 1999, during a 2 week training-for-ordination retreat at Tiratanaloka. In September 2018 I moved to Berlin, and since February 2020 I’ve been living in a women’s community with five other delightful beings. I am training to be a community nurse for senior citizens; once I finish – towards the end of this year - I plan to divide my time working for a living and extending my involvement in Dharma activities.

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Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Moksatara

By moksatara on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 18:01

International Women's Day 2021: Moksatara

By moksatara on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 18:01

I’m Moksatara. I was ordained in June 2015, at Akashavana retreat centre in Spain. My Private Preceptor is Punyamala. I live in Sheffield in the UK. I currently live with my partner Vidyavachin and our four month old son Philip and I currently spend my days parenting.

The lockdown began shortly after I found out I was pregnant. Thankfully I had just been on retreat at Taraloka, as this became my last “in-person” retreat for a while. With the birth of my son...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Vidyavardhini

By Vidyavardhini on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 12:42

International Women's Day 2021: Vidyavardhini

By Vidyavardhini on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 12:42

I am Vidyavardhini, I live in Pune near Bhaja retreat centre (Maharashtra), India. I was ordained on 15th January 2017 at Bordharan retreat center, Nagpur. Mostly I travel all over India because I love traveling and meeting people, so I hardly stay at home. When I first contacted the sangha I decided to move to Maharashtra twelve years ago to understand and practice Buddhism from that time. It was clear that after some time, I had to go back to Bihar (because I am...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Varadhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:04

International Women's Day 2021: Varadhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:04

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are sharing stories from women in the Triratna Buddhist Order. We’re hearing from women around the world, in a number of different contexts, sharing what the last year has been like for them, since the global coronavirus pandemic began.

“Hi! My name is Varadhi. I was privately ordained at my Private Preceptors shrine room in greater Sydney and publicly ordained in my friend and next-door neighbours’ shrine room in Melbourne, Australia. I...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Vajradevi’s first book Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom will be published by Windhorse Publications at the end of March. In this short clip for Women’s Day, Dhammamegha interviews Vajradevi about writing, about friendship as a context for learning and teaching, and about being a woman practitioner.

By far the majority of authors published by Windhorse Publications in the past have been men. This year we have Vajradevi’s book, as well as also...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Introducing 'I Hear Her Words'

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 - 16:00

Introducing 'I Hear Her Words'

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 - 16:00

We’re delighted to announce that in May we’ll be publishing I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism by Alice Collett.  

Core Buddhist doctrines and ethical formulations provide no justification for the notion that women are inferior to men. However, Buddhism was born and took root in ancient and medieval societies that held traditional views of women. In this way, social and cultural norms positioning women as inferior to men found their way into Buddhist tradition and some Buddhist texts. As...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Keeping Good Company

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 13:00

Here Padmasuri shares stories of friendship between the early Buddhist nuns and the Buddha. Featuring glimpses into the lives of Mahapajapati, Patajara, Dhammadinna, Kisagotami, Mitta, Queen Mallika. Many of these women would have gone forth for friendship, a sort of cradle of friendship, in which the truth teachings would be held and practiced. Just so then, so now.

Exerpted from the talk The Buddha Was a Friend As We Can Be a Friend, the fourth and final in a...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Full reports from the Shakyadhita conference 2019

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

Triratna News recently reported from the 16th Shakyadhita conference, held in the Blue Mountains, Australia in June. This conference was attended by Kusalacitta (Australia) and Karunadeepa and Tarahridaya (India) and here we publish their full reports.

Shakyadhita (‘Daughters of the Buddha’) is the international association of Buddhist women. Over the years a number of Dharmacharinis have attended its conferences.

Dharmamodini was also present, running the stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts, Triratna’s shop in Sydney.

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Triratna News

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India. Dharmamodini was there to run a stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education,...

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