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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

By Saccanama on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

By Saccanama on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

We’re pleased to announce that the following public ordination took place on18th March 2017, at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain:

Ruben Sánchez becomes
Yaśomani, meaning “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private Preceptor: Moksananda
Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convierte en
Yaśomaṇi, “El que es una Joya...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya talk about their work in India

By Saccanama on Sun, 13 Nov, 2016 - 11:45

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya (who supports Jnanasuri) talk about their work helping over 800 women in India to prepare for ordination. They mention the  possibility of developing a women’s retreat centre and also some of the difficulties they face in their work.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st October 2016

By Saccanama on Sun, 2 Oct, 2016 - 18:27

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st October 2016

By Saccanama on Sun, 2 Oct, 2016 - 18:27

We are delighted to announce the names of the eleven new Dharmacharis who were ordained yesterday at a completely bilingual retreat at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Estoy muy contento de anunciar los nombres de once nuevos Dharmacharis que se ordenaron ayer en un retiro completamente bilingüe en el centro de retiros de Guhyaloka.

Public Preceptor/Preceptor Público: Mahamati

Mat New...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

3 ordinations in New Zealand September 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 26 Sep, 2016 - 15:17

3 ordinations in New Zealand September 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 26 Sep, 2016 - 15:17

Three Ordinations in New Zealand

Varadevi and Dharmanandi are delighted to announce the names of three new Dharmacharinis.

Public Preceptor Varadevi

Andrea Gill becomes Ujjalamati
(Pali -  all short vowels)
Private Preceptor:  Dharmanandi
Meaning of name:  She whose mind is radiant

Public Preceptor Dharmanandi

Kate  Drury becomes ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Purna reflects on his experience of joining the College

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:44

Purna reflects on his experience of joining the College

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:44

Joining the College of Public Preceptors turned out to be quite a long drawn out process for me. Nagabodhi had asked me over ten years ago, but I was not willing to take on additional responsibilities in the Movement until I had left full-time employment.  The College of Public Preceptors agreed to my appointment as a Public Preceptor in September last year, so I planned a substantial block of time away from New Zealand: to get to my first College...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Four at the International Council

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 21:50

Day Four at the International Council

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 21:50

Today there’s a large marquee in Adhisthana’s green field, ready for the international Order convention next week. After days of cloud and rain the sun has been shining.

Meanwhile, through talks and questions, the Council heard about Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors, the body of senior Order members who ensure common standards of ordination worldwide.

We heard short personal talks on their experience of being in the College from Saddhaloka, Chair of the College, and Yashosagar from India. Saccanama, who provides the College...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Purna

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Mar, 2016 - 14:09

A great interview with Purna by Nagabodhi, who has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since the late 1970s and is attending his first meeting of the Preceptors College. We hear the history of the Triratna community in New Zealand and Australia, and the continuing process of ordination training in the southern hemisphere.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna and Padmavajra talk about the retreats for private preceptors

By Saccanama on Mon, 14 Mar, 2016 - 11:38

One of the major areas of work for the public preceptors is the training of private preceptors, of whom there are now well over 200 worldwide. Separate retreats for men and women private preceptors happen every year at Adhisthana and Padmavajra and Dhammadinna, who have been involved in them for 10 years or more, share their reflections about these retreats.

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