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Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Parami, Lokeshvara and Saddhaloka In Conversation

Posted by parami to The College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 18 Mar, 2017 - 15:08

A new podcast from some members of the Adhisthana Kula as they come to the end of a 10-day meeting of the College. 

A great little summary of some of the more general issues discussed, including those arising from historical controversies in Triratna (formerly the FWBO). We get a little taster of other conversations to come - with news of new media, and of prospective reconciliation possibilities within the wider community.

What emerges is a picture of the College at a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

Endorsing a Personal statement from SangharakshitaTriratna’s College of preceptors have released this letter, sent to all Order members on 15th January.

“Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Statement about sex between preceptors and those they ordain from the Preceptors' College

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 - 12:48

Below is a statement from the Preceptors’ College making clear our position on sex between preceptors and those they ordain. 

In response to the current discussions about our history, we in the College of Public Preceptors wish to state clearly our position on sexual relations between Preceptors and those they ordain. Recognising the difficulties that have arisen in the past, it has long been our position that sexual contact between teachers and their students is undesirable.

Such contact is more...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

2016 International Council Meeting - summary

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 10:34

The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.

Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.

It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College Meeting

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:02

Starting our coverage of the spring meeting of the Triratna Preceptors’ College - the group of experienced Buddhists who oversee ordinations worldwide into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

+ follow the Preceptors College for more from the week!

We hear from Saddhaloka - Chair of the College - on plans for ordination courses as the Order passes the landmark of having 2000 active members.

We also hear from Ratnadharini and Parambandhu, two of the deputy Chairs, on...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Spring Meeting 2015 - Parami & Subhuti

Posted by Vidyatara to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 - 10:38
Vidyatara spends time with Subhuti & Parami talking about the day’s highlights, their long association, their experience of knowing and working with Dhammarati and the qualities that Saddhaloka will bring to chairing the College.
The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Spring Meeting 2015 - Dhammadinna & Nagabodhi

Posted by Vidyatara to The College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 12:40
Vidyatara talks to long time friends and College comrades Dhammadinna & Nagabodhi about leadership, generational change, the role of elders, social change and right livelihood and the joys of rejoicing!
The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Spring Meeting 2015 - Megha & Yashosagar

Posted by Vidyatara to The College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 11:37
Parami draws out the international aspect of the College talking with Megha, one of the four Public Preceptors from Australia/New Zealand, and Yashosagar, one of the six Public Preceptors who oversee the ordination process in India.

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