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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...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya talk about their work in India

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Sun, 13 Nov, 2016 - 11:45

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya (who supports Jnanasuri) talk about their work helping over 800 women in India to prepare for ordination. They mention the  possibility of developing a women’s retreat centre and also some of the difficulties they face in their work.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Four women ordained at Bhaja in India

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 - 09:48

Four women ordained at Bhaja in India

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 - 09:48

Women’s Ordinations at Bhaja Retreat Centre India

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The following women were ordained in the context of an intensive meditation retreat at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India.

Sangeeta Kamale becomes Sriarya
Meaning: ”she who is pure, excellent, noble”

Pratibha Katare becomes Amoghamani
Meaning: “she...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Women's Ordinations in India August 2015 - a little late!

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

Women's Ordinations in India August 2015 - a little late!

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

Better late than never, we’re happy to announce that at the public ordination held on 30 August, 2015 at Ven. Hsuen Tsang Retreat Centre, Bor-Dharan Maharashtra, India, the following women were ordained:

Private Preceptor Vijaya:

Anita Thool (South West Nagpur) becomes Amritanandi
Asha Nakhale (North Nagpur) becomes Shwetchitta
Shila Walke (North Nagpur) becomes Shubhrachitta ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Jnanasuri, Chandrashil and Yashosagar reflect on their time at Adhisthana

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 15:41

Jnanasuri, Chandrashil and Yashosagar reflect on their time at Adhisthana at the Preceptors’ College meeting and their plans after they leave.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Jnanasuri's eye-witness account of Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 11:21

Jnanasuri's eye-witness account of Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 11:21

On this day, 14th October 1956, Dr BR Ambedkar publicly converted to Buddhism, followed by hundreds of thousands of his followers, fellow members of India’s Scheduled Castes, escaping their oppression as what were formerly termed “Untouchable” people. Such mass conversions continue to this day.

As a little girl, Jnanasuri was there at the ceremony in Nagpur. Today she is the most senior Dhammacharini in India; one of Triratna’s two Indian female public preceptors, responsible for the training of the 850 Indian women currently...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Some pictures from day 3 (and a bit of sad news about the talks)

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 - 18:08

Some pictures from day 3 (and a bit of sad news about the talks)

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 - 18:08
Alas, alas… The organisers had arranged for someone to record audio and video of all the talks that are going on here each day, but they cancelled the day before the Convention! With iPhones and camcorders we are attempting to capture as much as we can, and the first two days went well in that regard. Unfortunately though, it’s now got very hot (well, for westerners!) and the many fans in the marquee are...