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First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

“I was so determined to come here, I sent my resignation (letter) and I came” - Ashweeni (Nanded)

In 2018, for the first time in India, a five week Dhamma training course for young women took place. It was arranged by members of the Indian women’s ordination team and supported by Padmasuri and Karunamaya. It was a significant retreat as many of the participants have families and children, making it was difficult for them to come away...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

By Saccanama 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Karunamaya talks about her plans for a women's retreat centre in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Karunamaya talks to Saccanama about her plans for a women’s retreat centre at Bhaja in India and also about two of the women she will be ordaining at Bhaja in December.

If you want to donate to the retreat centre project, you can do so via the India Dhamma Trust - https://indiadhammatrust.org 

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya talk about their work in India

By Saccanama 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.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Four women ordained at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 - 09:48

Four women ordained at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

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

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

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

By Saccanama 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 ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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

By Munisha on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 11:21

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

By Munisha 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...