College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Nagaketu

By ratnadharini on Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 - 08:57

Public Preceptor Appointment: Nagaketu

By ratnadharini on Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 - 08:57

Dear Order Members

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Nagaketu, from Nagpur, India, as a Public Preceptor.

Nagaketu came in contact with the Sangha in 1988 in Nagpur, and was ordained by Subhuti in 1992. After ordination he established Right Livelihood projects, including a publishing house and bookshop. He became a mitra convenor, and the main coordinator of Mitra convening in India in 2010; in which role he participated in the International Council from it’s conception.

He is...

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Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

By Centre Team on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

By Centre Team on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

A wonderful article by Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to mark an important day remembering Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the millions he helped lead out of caste oppression. The struggle continues! 

On the 14th of April every year, the followers of Babasaheb all over the world will celebrate the Jayanti with joy and festivity. It is well-known fact that Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was against hero worship and blind faith in any individual. 

Nonetheless, history tells every great liberator becomes iconic after the demise to

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations in India

By lokeshvara on Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 - 13:31

Ordinations in India

By lokeshvara on Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 - 13:31

Dear Order Members,

Here is the list of new order members ordained at Nanded Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation Centre on the 13th March 

Public Peceptor Chandrashil:

Maroti Ambaji Kadam becomes Vinayadhara - Upholder of discipline 
private preceptor Chandrabodhi

Siddhartha Tukara Lokde becomes Anantmati - Of infinite wisdom
private preceptor Anomadassi

Ishwardas R Punekar becomes Akshayamuni - Indestrucible sage
private preceptor Jnandhvaja

Ranjeet Arun Deshmikh becomes Guhyachaksu...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 women took place at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India. The Private Ordinations took place on the 18th January, and the Public Ordinations on the 19th January. 

Amidst difficult conditions, with the support of Srimala, we, the four new Indian Public Preceptors, conducted our first Public Ordinations – the first ordinations of women in India to take place since December 2017.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With...

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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

By Centre Team on Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

By Centre Team on Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

2021 has been another rollercoaster of a year: with the three of the traditional ‘four sights’ of old age, sickness and death an ever present backdrop. But 2021 has also been interspersed with moments of beauty, generosity, connectedness and hope.

Our team has been busy this year keeping the fourth sight—the Dharma—alive; fostering community—sangha—at a time of continued uncertainty.

Looking back over the year, here are some of our highlights from the year that was 2021:

Support The Buddhist Centre Online in 2022—and beyond!...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.

We began...

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Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

By Ananta on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

By Ananta on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of Karuna USA

Live launch: November 6th: 1-3pm EDT | 10am-12pm PDT | 11am-1pm México | 5-7pm IE & UK | 6-8pm Europe

Karuna USA has been established by Triratna sangha members based in the United States as a sister entity to Karuna UK and Karuna Germany. We are grateful to Karuna UK’s Trustees and Team for their invaluable support. 

Sharing similar missions and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Order Members

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of four Public Preceptors: Abhayadana and Vijaya from Nagpur, and Abhayavati and Shubhajaya from Pune; all from India. These are especially significant appointments as there have been no Indian women Public Preceptors active in the College since Jnanasuri and Karunamaya each retired for health reasons (although they, and Srimala, continue to support the situation).

Abhayadana worked for 20 years as project leader for an...

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