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Notable ordination statistics for 2017

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 13 Jan, 2018 - 21:52

Notable ordination statistics for 2017

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 13 Jan, 2018 - 21:52

The twin ordination ceremonies held in India on 17th December 2017 saw the entry of 68 people to the Order (21 women and 47 men); the largest number of people to enter the Order on one day in the Order’s 50 years.

There were 146 ordinations worldwide in 2017 (73 women and 73 men). This is the largest number of people to have entered the Order in one year.

2017 also saw 16 resignations (8 women and 8 men)....

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Men's ordinations in India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 - 09:02

Men's ordinations in India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 - 09:02

We are delighted to announce that Sunday 17th December 2017 saw the public ordinations of 47 men at Bordharan Retreat Centre in India:

1 Kashinath Jadhav from Thane becomes Anomaditya
2 Shukhdev Wankhede from Ulhasnagar becomes Maniveer
3 Shankar Bhorge from Ulhasnagar becomes Sheeldhvaj
4 Gautam Teltumbde from Wardha becomes Aryanand
5 Pandhari Ramteke from Wardha becomes Aryanistha
6 Hiraman Lohakare from Sevagram, Wardha becomes Karunasiddhi
7 Manik Rangari from Deori, Bhandara becomes Anomkumar
...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

On Sunday 17th December 2017, the largest number of ordinations on any one day in the history of Triratna occurred in India.

The following 47 men were ordained at Bordharan retreat centre and, as previously posted, 21 women were ordained on the same day at Bhaja

1 Kashinath Jadhav from Thane becomes Anomaditya

2 Shukhdev Wankhede from Ulhasnagar becomes Maniveer

3...

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Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 11:28

Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 11:28

We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17th December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre, at Bhaja, in India.

This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.

Public preceptor Jnanasuri
Private preceptor Karunamaya
Sunanda Popatkar,
Nagpur, becomes Shraddhakirti
meaning “She who is famous for faith”.
Sujata Thool, Wardha, becomes Maitrijaya
meaning “She who conquers with loving kindness”.
Smita Jadhav, Mumbai,...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

Dear friends

We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17 December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre Bhaja.

This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.


Private Preceptor Karunamaya:

1) Sunanda Popatkar, Nagpur
becomes Shraddhakirti
Name meaning: She...

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Dr Ambedkar and his followers embrace Buddhism - a personal perspective

Posted by vajratara to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 8 Dec, 2017 - 22:27

Jnanasuri talks about being in Nagpur in 1956 when Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism along with 400,000 of his followers. At the age of 13 she and her family took part in that momentous event that changed her life, and the lives of all who took part, forever. In Marathi with English translation by Bharati, extracted from a longer interview which took place at the Dr Ambedkar retreat at Adhisthana.

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Mummy, where do kesas come from?

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Mummy, where do kesas come from?

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Ever wondered?

Carunalaka writes from Australia: “It’s a little-known fact that Vajradharini, from Pune, India, has been making kesas for the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order for the past seven years.

Recently I suggested there were many people who would be delighted to ‘meet’ the woman who makes these items, given to members of the Order at their ordinations. I persuaded her to speak to camera - in English - even though she was very shy about doing so.

White kesas are...

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Community Highlights

National Convention for Indian Youth - North India

Posted by vajratara to Community Highlights on Sun, 5 Nov, 2017 - 09:16

National Convention for Indian Youth - North India

Posted by vajratara to Community Highlights on Sun, 5 Nov, 2017 - 09:16

October this year saw the first North Indian National Youth Convention (of NNBY).  375 young people came to a retreat in Syna, UP.  Many of them were from areas without many Buddhists and were experiencing Triratna for the first time.  They were not necessarily from Buddhist families - there were some Muslims and some who had heard of Dr Ambedkar, but were new to Buddhism.  It was an immensely positive and inspiring event.  For some it was life...

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