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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the College in Australia and New Zealand with new public preceptors being appointed and the development of ordination training within those areas. So we asked Dharmanandi, Purna and Maitripala to write about their work - 

Dharmanandi writes about the early years of women’s ordination training in New Zealand and ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala introduces herself - 
I came across the Dharma in 1991 when I attended a weekend course led by Buddhadasa and Guhyavajra in Melbourne. 
Both Buddhadasa and Dayamegha were my first main dharma teachers. 
I was bringing up my three daughters in the lovely forest town of Emerald about an hour and half from Melbourne. I taught for many years at the local Primary School and was passionate...