College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – May 2024

By ratnadharini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2024 - 17:46

Chair's Letter – May 2024

By ratnadharini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2024 - 17:46

Dear Order Members and friends,

Thanks to Purna for his evocative letter last month from Sudarshanaloka, the ‘land of beautiful vision’, in New Zealand; I’m very much looking forward to being there for the first time in a few months. 

A few weeks ago I was at another of our retreat centres: Akashavana, ‘the forest retreat of luminous space’, in Spain. It was an informal visit as I hadn’t been there for many years and wanted to connect with the...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Caroline I P on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Caroline I P on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

A special event from the College of Public Preceptors Meeting held at Adhisthana remembering the funeral of Sangharakshita who died in 2018.

The evening will run from 7.30-9pm UK time and have echos of the funeral, led by Parami.

There will be elements of ritual and readings of extracts from Nagabodhi’s forthcoming book about Bhante and Maitreyabandhu’s Canto - a long-form poem dedicated to Sangharakshita.

You can join the livestream here.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Dear Order Members and Friends,

This month we hear from two of my deputy-chairs, Punyamala and Jnanavaca, who have recently arrived back from leading Ordination courses at Akashavana and Guhyaloka.

With metta,
Ratnadharini

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From Punyamala:

It has been my great good fortune to spend the last 11 weeks at Akashavana, the forest retreat of luminous space, leading an international ordination retreat during which 18 women entered the Order.

It feels foolhardy to attempt...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce that Vajrashura has been appointed as a Public Preceptor.

Vajrashura was ordained at Guhyaloka in 2007. He has been the men’s Mitra Convenor in Dublin from around 2009 and chairs the European men’s Mitra Convenors meetings at Padmaloka, where he works closely with the ordination team; he also represents men Mitra Convenors at the UK and Ireland Area, and International, Councils. He was part of a team reviewing the Mitra Study Course,...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

College of Public Preceptors – ‘At Home for Visitors’

By jyotika on Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 - 16:16

College of Public Preceptors – ‘At Home for Visitors’

By jyotika on Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 - 16:16

Is there anything you would really like to talk through with a Public Preceptor? As an experiment, Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini have posted dates below when they will each be available at Adhisthana to meet with people, individually or small groups, who would like an opportunity to talk with them in person. There is a lot of information online these days, but we also really appreciate being able to meet people directly. 

You might like to ask us about the College itself, or...

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