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From A Vision to A Reality: The Sangha in the US and Canada

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 - 18:04

From A Vision to A Reality: The Sangha in the US and Canada

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 - 18:04

An ever-widening circle, the Sangha grows…

From its beginnings in 1980, when Manjuvajra first brought Triratna Dharma to Boston, the Sangha in Canada and the United States has been ever-growing. The current year has seen a number of significant steps forward for the Triratna Buddhist Community’s ordination process in North America. 

In May the first ever post-ordination retreat for US/Canadian Dharmacharinis (female Order members) took place with seven of the twelve Dharmacharinis ordained in the last two years attending the...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Karunadevi in conversation with Nagabodhi

By Saccanama on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 11:08

Karunadevi in conversation with Nagabodhi

By Saccanama on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 11:08

Karunadevi talks about her involvement in Triratna in the very early days of the Movement in the USA. Karunadevi established Triratna in the Bay Area of Califronia and, along with Saramati, was the first American to be ordained in the USA. She is also currently the only public preceptor living in the USA.

Nagabodhi has worked with her over many years in his role as a public preceptor for the men in the USA.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Paramachitta and Karunadevi on the pan-American Order convention and trips to Cuernavaca

By Saccanama on Fri, 13 Nov, 2015 - 15:21

Parami interviews her good friends Paramachitta and Karunadevi about their recent time in Mexico for the Pan-American Order convention as well as their trips to Cuernavaca.