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Ordination in New Zealand

By ratnavyuha on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Ordination in New Zealand

By ratnavyuha on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Don Lawson was publicly ordained on 10th December at the Wellington Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Surangamamati, ‘He who has a mind of heroic progress’ .  There is an accent above the ’s’, long ‘u’ and a dot over the ‘n’.

Registered spelling Shurangamamati. 

His private preceptor is Purna and his public preceptor is Ratnavyuha.

With Metta,

Ratnavyuha

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – April 2023

By ratnavyuha on Tue, 2 May, 2023 - 10:57

Chair's Letter – April 2023

By ratnavyuha on Tue, 2 May, 2023 - 10:57

This month’s update from the College comes from Ratnavyuha – a Public Preceptor living in Auckland, who is not long back from leading an ordination course at Sudarshanaloka. He is one of the Deputy Chairs of the College. Ratnavyuha met Triratna at Aryaloka in North America, and a few years later moved to train for ordination in the UK, working at Windhorse Trading, and being ordained at Guhyaloka in 1999. In 2004 he moved to Oceania where he has been based ever...

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Buddhadasa (Highlights)

By Zac on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 17:08

I think it began for me when I was 8 years old…


 

Buddhadasa’s Annals
In 1968 - I was 25 and working as an interior designer with a firm of architects in Bloomsbury Square, London. It was the era of drawing boards and T squares and the time of transition from Imperial to Metric. It was also the year when decimalisation began to be introduced. This was my second and half-hearted attempt to establish a career having previously discharged...

Buddhist Voices
Buddhist Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Malini (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 12:38

I have a very definite sense of something which is above and beyond mundane living, and that’s what draws me. That’s what Going for Refuge is for me.


 

Malini’s Annals
1967 - I was 17 and working as a junior secretary in the BBC Arabic service in Bush House. Here I met Ananda to be, who told me about Sakura as somewhere I could get incense however I not only got the exotic fragrance of incense but the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordination at Sudarshanaloka

By Vajrajyoti on Fri, 1 Apr, 2022 - 09:24

Public Ordination at Sudarshanaloka

By Vajrajyoti on Fri, 1 Apr, 2022 - 09:24

Dear friends,

I am very happy to announce the public ordinations of five women at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre yesterday afternoon, 1 April 2022.

Public Preceptor Malini:

Tomoko Buce becomes Sraddharocani (acute accent on the s, macron on the second a and the i), a Sanskrit name meaning she who is radiant with faith.
Registered spelling: Shraddharocani
Private preceptor: Akasamati

Public preceptor Vajrajyoti:

Lisa Kelly becomes Gambhirachitta (macron on the first i and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordination at Sudarshanaloka

By Vajrajyoti on Fri, 1 Apr, 2022 - 09:22

Public Ordination at Sudarshanaloka

By Vajrajyoti on Fri, 1 Apr, 2022 - 09:22

Dear friends,

I am very happy to announce the public ordinations of four women at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre yesterday afternoon, 1 April 2022.

Public Preceptor Malini:

Tomoko Buce becomes Sraddharocani (acute accent on the s, macron on the second a and the i), a Sanskrit name meaning she who is radiant with faith.
Registered spelling: Shraddharocani
Private preceptor: Akasamati

Public preceptor Vajrajyoti:

Lisa Kelly becomes Gambhirachitta (macron on the first i and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination in New Zealand

By ratnavyuha on Sun, 20 Mar, 2022 - 18:42

Ordination in New Zealand

By ratnavyuha on Sun, 20 Mar, 2022 - 18:42

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Brian Moreton was publicly ordained today at the Thames Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Karunalata (the second and third ’a’ are long as in “father”), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘he who is a firebrand of compassion‘.

His private preceptor is Guhyasiddhi and his public preceptor is myself

with Metta,

Ratnavyuha

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