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...
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.
On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statementto 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...
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
Parami is joined by Punyamala, the newest member of the College, who talks about the experience of her first College meeting and how moving it was to witness the College rejoicing in Dhammarati as he officially finished his 10 year term as Chair.