Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 19 Jun, 2012 - 10:08

Ordinations in India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 19 Jun, 2012 - 10:08Amrutdeep writes from India with the excellent news of 26 ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order, saying - “The Public Preceptors are pleased to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Sunday 10th June 2012 at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India.

1) Public Preceptor Chandrashil
C.B.Tambe becomes Achalketu meaning “Flag of Steadfastness/determination “
Westernized spelling Achalaketu. Private Preceptor Adityabodhi

Raju Mangaldarshi becomes Prasannamitra meaning Faithful friend
Private Preceptor Amoghasiddhi

Sukhadev Jadhav becomes...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Forthcoming ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 08:26

Forthcoming ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 08:26Three major public ordination ceremonies will be held in the next few days, welcoming men and women from around the world into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

From Guhyaloka in Spain, Maniraja writes to say - “The private Ordinations of the men attending the 4 month Guhyaloka retreat will take place between June 2nd and 4th and the public Ordination ceremony - by invitation only - will take place at 12pm local Spanish time on Monday 11th June 2012”. From...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New fundraising initiatives in India to support ordination work

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12

New fundraising initiatives in India to support ordination work

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12The India Dhamma Trust is a Triratna project dedicated to raising funds to support the men’s and women’s Ordination Teams in India. Here - and in the accompanying video - Manjusiha interviews fellow IDT trustee Amalavajra about the Trust, his recent trip to India and the launch of an exciting new phase for the Trust.

MS: How did you get involved in the IDT?
AV: I’ve been a fundraiser for the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Fourth Alumni conference at Nagaloka, India

By lokabandhu on Sat, 19 May, 2012 - 06:29

Fourth Alumni conference at Nagaloka, India

By lokabandhu on Sat, 19 May, 2012 - 06:29In our second post from Kerala, South India, we bring news of Triratna’s recent Alumni Conference at Nagaloka, a Dharma and Social training centre for young men and women from all over India. Their graduates have between them created the India-wide Nagarjuna Alumni Association, which met recently in Maharastra for their 4th Alumni conference. Arun from Kerala writes - “Dear friends, Jai Bhim! I would like to share my conference experience with you. It was organized for seven...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna grows in Kerala: new publications, new retreats

By lokabandhu on Fri, 18 May, 2012 - 05:58

Triratna grows in Kerala: new publications, new retreats

By lokabandhu on Fri, 18 May, 2012 - 05:58Today and tomorrow see two posts from the growing Triratna Sangha in Kerala, South India. Today Arun writes with news of their latest publication and recent - and first - Mitra retreat, saying - “Recently we had one 3-day Dhammamitra retreat here in Kerala. It was a first Dhammamitra retreat in Kerala. There were nine Dhammamitras all of them in the ordination process. We conducted our retreat at the new community Ratnaloka in Thiruvanantapuram, capital of Kerala. We studied the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddha Festival coming up - and a report from India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 May, 2012 - 05:54

Buddha Festival coming up - and a report from India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 May, 2012 - 05:54Triratna’s annual Buddha Festival day is coming up, falling this year on the Full Moon of May 6th. Over in India, however, they’ve already celebrated a major Buddha festival at Nagpur’s Diksha Bhumi - right on the site of the historic mass conversions of 1956 which kick-started the Buddhist revival in India. Ritayush sends us this report:

“Jai Bhim brothers and sisters. Encouraged by the success of our Buddha Festival last year, Nagpur Buddhist Centre organised a...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna awarded £250,000 by UK Government

By lokabandhu on Wed, 2 May, 2012 - 05:32

Karuna awarded £250,000 by UK Government

By lokabandhu on Wed, 2 May, 2012 - 05:32Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with great news of their latest fundraising success - a major grant from the UK Government’s DFID. She says - “We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £250,000 grant from the Department for International Development. This grant will enable 10,000 children living in rural Maharashtra, in central/western India to access education, and to escape child labour and poverty. In addition 800 young people will be able...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Viradhamma on the Work of the Nagaloka Institute, India

By Candradasa on Fri, 27 Apr, 2012 - 23:38
In case you missed it, here is Viradhamma talking at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center a few weeks ago about his work to support the extraordinary Nagaloka Institute project in India, which provides education and Buddhist training to young people from the some of the poorest communities in India. It was an incredibly inspiring evening and he was overwhelmed at the genrosity of the seacoast Sangha. Together with our friends at Aryaloka we provided enough in donations to...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna in Kerala - a report

By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Mar, 2012 - 05:37

Triratna in Kerala - a report

By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Mar, 2012 - 05:37Triratna has been established in India for well over thirty years now, with a dozen or more Buddhist Centres, several hundred Order Members and well over 5,000 Mitras. In recent years, however, it has begun to expand more vigorously from its base in Maharastra, central India - and today we bring you the first of several reports from some of its more pioneering activities in that great county. Central to Triratna’s expansion is the Nagarjuna Training Institute in Nagpur where...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna computer training projects take off in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 29 Feb, 2012 - 06:16

Triratna computer training projects take off in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 29 Feb, 2012 - 06:16Today’s long report features Shakyajata, an English woman Order Member recently returned from India, who writes with news of Aryaloka, Triratna’s computer training project in Nagpur, central India: a training project for young men and women in the latest computer skills . She says - “I have been in India a while now, and am beginning to adjust to the very different life here. The contrast with my comfortable life in Manchester, is of course quite sharp: personal comfort and...

Pages