Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

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Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

By Padmadaka on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

By Padmadaka on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

The spread of coronavirus represents the global health crisis of our time and, like you, I find myself having to manage an unprecedented and constantly changing situation.

Job insecurity, cancelled plans and, most importantly, concern about our loved ones and those with underlying health conditions means that we are all struggling. I sincerely hope that you are able to access the support you need to stay well and to protect yourself and others during this time. 

As I write, India and Nepal have gone...

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Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 09:19

Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 09:19

We’re delighted to announce the ordinations of following women at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India on 12th March 2016.

Private Preceptor: Jnanasuri
Public Preceptor: Karunamaya

Sangeeta Kamale becomes Sriarya
“She who is pure, excellent, noble”

Pratibha Katare becomes Amoghamani
“She who has the jewel of success”

Ashwini Gaiakawad becomes Yashokirti
“She who is famous through success”
(The three women above are from Chunabhatti centre, Mumbai)

Nanubai Salawe becomes Kshantipriya
“She who loves patience, forgiveness”
(Kshantipriya is from Upanagar centre, Mumbai)

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 17:34

Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 17:34

We’re delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained on 30th August at Ven. Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bor Dharan, Maharashtra, India:

Private Preceptor Vijaya
Public Preceptor Jnanasuri 

Anita Thool (South West Nagpur) becomes Amritanandi
Asha Nakhale (North Nagpur) becomes Shwetchitta
Shila Walke (North Nagpur) becomes Shubhrachitta 
Kusum Tembhurne (Pimpri Centre Pune) becomes Amritdharini 
Yamu Dhone (Amravati) becomes Amritamaya 
Prabha Shende (Amravati) becomes Ojoratna
Chanda Gedam (Amravati) becomes Aryasri
Anusaya Bhagat (Wardha) becomes Vinayasri
Sindhu...

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Dhammachari Singharaja

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 22:12

Dhammachari Singharaja

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 22:12With sadness we announce the death of Dhammachari Singharaja, of Solapur, Maharashtra, India.

He passed away at midnight on 14th June 2014 at home, aged 97. Singharaja was publicly ordained on 11th June, 1998, by Subhuti. Due to his great age he had been confined to his home for a long time.