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FBA Podcast: Communicating Through Symbols

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Here we have Maitreyi talking about communicating through symbols, this time round through the hub of the wheel of life. Talk given at Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, February 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Good Friends Reflect Us Back

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:00

Maitreyi shares the story of Meghiya to illustrate the importance of having strong friendships on the spiritual path.

From the talk entitled Sanghakaya and the Heart’s Release given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, December 2015.

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Ordinations at Akashavana September 2017

By Saccanama on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 12:17

Ordinations at Akashavana September 2017

By Saccanama on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 12:17

The following women received their Public Ordination on 16th September 2017 at Akashavana:

Public preceptor Parami:

Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri,
a Pali name meaning: ‘She who has the beauty of a lotus’. 
Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri.
Private Preceptor: Dayalocana.

Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani,
a Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: ‘She who is like...

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College of Public Preceptors

Maitreyi talks about a 3-week retreat at Akashavana

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Nov, 2016 - 09:34

Maitreyi talks about her vision of leading a longer retreat at Akashavana for some of those she has privately ordained - a vision she brought into being in October of this year (2016).