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Recent Ordinations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

Recent Ordinations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

We are pleased to announce the recent ordination celebrated at Adhisthana on Thursday 28th February 2019. Helen Rey from the Seattle Sangha becomes Prasadadhi (long second ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose Wisdom is clear, bright, pure.’ Punyamala was both Private and Public Preceptor. 🎉

Other recent ordinations from around the Triratna world include Joy Fratelle from Port Fairy who was publicly ordained at Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Joy becomes Maitrībodhinī (sixth and last letter both long ī). Her name...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

An Invitation to our February Men's Great Gathering weekend.

By TomCono on Sun, 23 Dec, 2018 - 10:12

An Invitation to our February Men's Great Gathering weekend.

By TomCono on Sun, 23 Dec, 2018 - 10:12

In this video, co-leaders Akuppa and Padmasagara invite you to our first Men’s Great Gathering weekend of 2019 from 15th-17th February.

The weekend is open to those familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices and open to Buddhist ritual as practised within Triratna.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Oct, 2018 - 11:18

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Oct, 2018 - 11:18

We are delighted to announce the names of twelve new Dharmacharis who were ordained on Saturday 29th September at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.


Preceptor Público / Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Juan Carlos Martinez se convierte en Visuddhiketu
nombre pali que significa “Estandarte de purificación”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Visuddhiketu)
Preceptor Privado: Virasiddhi.

Juan Carlos Martinez becomes Visuddhiketu
a Pali name meaning “Banner of purification”
(Westernised spelling Visuddhiketu).
Private Preceptor: Virasiddhi.

Mauricio Garcia se convierte en Khemarati
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

On Saturday 18th March, 2017, in a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an excellent jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una joya excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

In a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain, on  Saturday 18th March, 2017

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una Joya Excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Women, Men and Angels: an apology

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Mar, 2017 - 13:38

Women, Men and Angels: an apology

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Mar, 2017 - 13:38

Updated March 28th: Watch a fuller video conversation here with Subhuti exploring the details of his regret and his apology in the company of his good friend Maitreyi.

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Parami is one of the Triratna Buddhist Order’s two Order convenors. She writes:

“In 1994, a book called Women, Men and Angels was published, with the subtitle: ‘An inquiry into the relative spiritual aptitudes of men and women’. It was written by Subhuti, a senior Triratna Order Member,...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Women, Men and Angels: A Personal Statement by Subhuti

By Subhuti on Fri, 3 Mar, 2017 - 14:07

Women, Men and Angels: A Personal Statement by Subhuti

By Subhuti on Fri, 3 Mar, 2017 - 14:07

Introduction by Parami
In 1994, a book called ‘Women, Men and Angels’ was published, with the subtitle: ‘An Inquiry into the Relative Spiritual Aptitudes of Men and Women’. It was written by Subhuti, a senior Triratna Order Member, with the intention of elaborating on an impression or ‘idea’ that had originally come from Sangharakshita. While I am sure this was not Subhuti’s intention, the book had a painful effect on many people – especially women – even causing some to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:45

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:45

We are delighted to announce the names of 20 Dharmacharis ordained on Monday 2nd May at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain.

Public preceptor Purna
Donald Woolford
becomes Acalamuni 
A Sanskrit name meaning: “Sage who Is unwavering” (Westernised spelling Achalamuni)
Private preceptor Ratnavyuha

Public preceptor Moksananda
Armando Velasco becomes Medhāvin
A Sanskrit name meaning: “The man Of wisdom” (Westernised spelling Medhavin)
Private preceptor Samamati

Ivan Trujillo becomes Saṅghadhara
A Sanskrit name meaning “Supporter/upholder of the Sangha” (Westernised spelling Sanghadhara)
Private preceptor Keturaja

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016: Days 1-4

By Munisha on Sat, 9 Jan, 2016 - 14:52

ECA Winter 2016: Days 1-4

By Munisha on Sat, 9 Jan, 2016 - 14:52

The first of the ECA’s two meetings this year began last Monday evening. 

The first day was spent, as usual, in groups sharing their lives as Order members and as Chairs of Triratna centres and other Triratna enterprises in Europe; friendship is at the heart of the ECA meetings, as well as the work itself. Many of the Chairs have been coming for years, or know each other from other Triratna gatherings. Thus business takes place in an atmosphere of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Munisha on Sun, 1 Mar, 2015 - 00:26

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Munisha on Sun, 1 Mar, 2015 - 00:26We are delighted to announce that the following men had their public ordination ceremony at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, Maharashtra, India on 22nd February 2015. The ceremony was attended by around 600 people, including friends and family.

Public preceptor Chandrasil
Private preceptor: Amoghasiddhi

Ravikar Ramteke (south Nagpur) becomes Arthakirti: “Flame of beneficial activity”
Yogesh Kamble (south Nagpur) becomes Vajrakirti: “Having a diamond-like flame”
Ashok Thulkar (south Nagpur) becomes Aryakirti: “Having a noble flame”


Public preceptor Amoghasiddhi
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