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Public Ordination in Manchester

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Mar, 2022 - 13:46

Public Ordination in Manchester

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Mar, 2022 - 13:46

Sunday 6th March 2022

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Tom Llewellyn was publicly ordained today at the Manchester Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Buddhasevaka: He who is a servant of the Buddha

His private preceptor is Mahasraddha and his public preceptor is myself

with metta,

Arthapriya 
 

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By padmavajra on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:11

Ordination at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By padmavajra on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:11

We are delighted to announce a Public Ordination that took place at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 23rd May 2021. The ceremony was conducted in the Lotus Hall with a restricted number of sangha and family members attending. 

The new Dharmachari was privately ordained on a private retreat with his preceptor Aparājita, and the Public Preceptor was Padmavajra:

Barrie Stanhope from Southport, in North-West England, becomes Buddhamaitrī. He who has the friendliness of the Buddha.
(The last i is long)

SADHUSADHUSADHU!

With metta,
Padmavajra

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Aryanisha on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Aryanisha on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kilimanjaro helps Dhanakosa

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 15:24

Kilimanjaro helps Dhanakosa

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 15:24

This morning Steve Hornby, a mitra at Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK, started his ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. 

He’s raising money for Dhanakosa Retreat Centre’s Development Fund. The money will enable the redecoration of the retreat centre this winter, a new office and meeting space and a new (second hand) Land Rover. It will also help them continue to provide retreats by donation rather than charging....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmachari Buddharakshita

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Jan, 2015 - 22:25

Dharmachari Buddharakshita

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Jan, 2015 - 22:25With sadness we report the death of Buddharakshita on Sunday 4th January.

Buddharakshita was a member of the Manchester, UK, sangha. He died, unconscious, of pneumonia, just before 1pm in the Royal Oldham Hospital, with his wife Shirley and their daughter, Helen, by his bedside. He also leaves a son, Simon, and two grandchildren.

Vishangka writes, “He had gone into hospital on the Saturday, aware and chatty, but his condition later deteriorated and he was sent to...
Triratna News
Triratna News

“Pride: The Movie” - the Triratna factor

By Munisha on Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 - 00:20

“Pride: The Movie” - the Triratna factor

By Munisha on Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 - 00:20

A new British comedy film opens today in the UK. One of the conditions for the arising of this moving and hilarious film is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Upekshapriya, member of the Manchester sangha and longtime film-maker at Clear Vision.

Starring leading British actors Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, Pride: The Movie is an account of a little-known episode in recent British history. In the 1980s, under Margaret Thatcher’s government, a group of gay...

Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40

Meditation flashmob in Manchester on Thursday

By Munisha on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 17:40Manchester’s Engaged Buddhist Kula is holding a Flashmob meditation (also known as a Medmob) in the city centre this Thursday.

More details here.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month: what are YOU doing?

By Munisha on Sun, 18 May, 2014 - 14:28

Buddhist Action Month: what are YOU doing?

By Munisha on Sun, 18 May, 2014 - 14:28BAM is nearly here. Manchester mitras Rebecca Frost and Claire Morris are the national co-ordinators, for the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO). They write:

If you really haven’t heard of it yet, let us explain BAM: it’s June and it’s a nationwide month of British Buddhist social action: activities to benefit others in various ways, especially environmentally.

There’s a great deal happening! What’s your sangha doing?
Please rvfrost [at] hotmail.com...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Friendly, fun women’s community seeks new member

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:09

Friendly, fun women’s community seeks new member

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:09Want to be part of the lively Manchester sangha?
Are you a mitra or Order member?


(Ok, it’s not a job, but it certainly is voluntary…)

We’re in leafy north Manchester, 2 miles from Manchester Buddhist Centre and the city centre (15-20 minutes’ cycle ride). Our house is spacious and light with a separate shrine room in a beautiful garden backing on to a nature reserve.

We are a well established, open community of five Order members...

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