Community Highlights
Community Highlights

NEW website for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

By ratnavyuha on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 01:52

NEW website for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

By ratnavyuha on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 01:52

Hi everyone.

Wanted to let you know we have a NEW website!

Not only does it show you all the upcoming events at Sudarshanaloka, it also allows you to see when our solitary cabins are available. And you can now book online, right now.

If you are travelling to New Zealand and fancy a group retreat, a solitary, or perhaps just want to stay in our community house when there are no retreats on … please book online or email us. We’d love...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

3 ordinations in New Zealand September 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 26 Sep, 2016 - 15:17

3 ordinations in New Zealand September 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 26 Sep, 2016 - 15:17

Three Ordinations in New Zealand

Varadevi and Dharmanandi are delighted to announce the names of three new Dharmacharinis.

Public Preceptor Varadevi

Andrea Gill becomes Ujjalamati
(Pali -  all short vowels)
Private Preceptor:  Dharmanandi
Meaning of name:  She whose mind is radiant

Public Preceptor Dharmanandi

Kate  Drury becomes ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Sep, 2016 - 21:16

Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Sep, 2016 - 21:16

We are delighted to announce the names of three new Dharmacharinis ordained on 17th September at Golden Bay, New Zealand.

Public Preceptor Varadevi

Andrea Gill becomes Ujjalamati
(Pali - all short vowels)
Private Preceptor: Dharmanandi
Meaning of name: She whose mind is radiant

Public preceptor Dharmanandi

Kate Drury becomes Saccattha
(Pali - long second and last a)
Meaning of name: She whose goal is the Truth
Private Preceptor Varadevi

Natalie Grace becomes Karunajoti
(Pali -  long second a and long i)
Meaning of...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Purna

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Mar, 2016 - 14:09

A great interview with Purna by Nagabodhi, who has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since the late 1970s and is attending his first meeting of the Preceptors College. We hear the history of the Triratna community in New Zealand and Australia, and the continuing process of ordination training in the southern hemisphere.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

21 men were ordained recently at Bhaja retreat centre in India on a retreat led by Sona. It was a coming together of men from Australia, New Zealand and India for an unusual event cutting across cultural boundaries. 

With these ordinations, there are now over 2000 Order members worldwide.


Eric Barrett (Sydney) becomes: Maitribandha
Meaning of name: He who is bound by Maitri...

Triratna News
Triratna News

More Triratna climate change actions

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 11:43

More Triratna climate change actions

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 11:43

Continuing our Triratna News mini-series marking the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, more news of climate change actions from around the Triratna world. 

Dublin Buddhist Centre, in Ireland, released their Statement on Human-Caused Global Warming today. Last week, we hear, Triratna individuals were among those staging a ritual inside the British Museum, as part of the Art, not Oil coalition’s opposition to BP’s (British Petroleum) sponsorship of several British arts institutions.

And what of the marches?...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Parami talks to Varadevi and Dharmanandi about the women's ordination process in Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Thu, 19 Nov, 2015 - 10:08

Varadevi and Dharmanandi, both over for the College meeting from New Zealand, share their reflections on ordination training for women in Australia and New Zealand. 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 4 - Tejopala and Akasamati on Climate Change and Triratna

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 01:12

Parami is back, reporting from  Australasia - or is it Oceania? - talking with two friends who have spent much of their adult lives reflecting on - and acting upon - climate change as an integral aspect of their Buddhist practice. A fascinating, sometimes sobering, but realistically positive conversation about what environmental issues have to do with the Dharma - and what we can do to get involved…

Topics covered include ‘transition towns’; Al Gore’s initiative; thinking about our kids; how to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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