Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.
The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...
“[Being Gender Diverse] isn’t a matter of a whim or ideology but a deeply experienced need to find oneself in the world in a different kind of way from the conventional man/woman division. And, recognising that the Dharma is all about experiencing our humanity as deeply and truly as possible, that includes bringing in our gender experience obviously.”
The members of Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors come together twice a year at Adhisthana to practise, strengthen their kalyana mitrata (spiritual friendships) and discuss a range of issues affecting the Order and Movement.
Vidyatara works for the College. She writes:
“The College’s March meeting had a particular focus on transition, with Dhammarati stepping down as Chair of the College after a decade of service and handing on his responsibilities to Saddhaloka. This short film was made by Public Preceptor Moksananda, to capture this...
By Munisha on Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 - 17:43An idiosyncratic and rich 15-minute video about the latest meeting of the Preceptors’ College and their consideration of current issues in Triratna, made by College member Moksananda, featuring a remarkable Skype conversation between them and Vajragita - who couldn’t attend because, as she said, she was dying. “It’s not too bad, dying!” she laughs.
And, to start and end, an interview with Sangharakshita. Well worth watching.