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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna - Some words on being a College member and a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Dhammadinna - Some words on being a College member and a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Some words on being a College Member and a Public Preceptor 

Dhammadinna

This year, after much consideration and consultation, I decided, for health reasons, that I needed to retire from the College.  I am in my early 70’s so it also felt timely from that point of view. I attended a few days of the recent November College meeting for my farewell, which involved a delicious meal followed by very...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna’s reflections on her many years of living in Triratna communities

By Saccanama on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 16:14

I live in Samayakula community, along with eleven other women, in two adjoining houses, near the London Buddhist Centre.  We have not long come back together after the mid-winter/new year break.  Some of us have been on the LBC winter retreats and returned with many stories to tell. Others have been to visit family, or stayed at home in the community.  On our first community evening of the New Year we launched our ‘rainy season light’ for the month...

The College of Public Preceptors
The 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.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Subhadramati

By Saccanama on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:12

Dhammadinna asks the questions to introduce her good friend Subhadramati.

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Our new president

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 13 Aug, 2013 - 15:32

Our new president

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 13 Aug, 2013 - 15:32Dhammadinna, who just celebrated 40 years in the Order at the Wymondham European Gathering last weekend, is our new President.
She says: “I am delighted to become the President of The Abhayaratna Trust. I think it is crucial that as an Order we can find ways to support Order members who are ill or who need financial help, in their old age especially. By doing this we express our gratitude for others in practical ways and work together as...