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Death of Navachitta

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 22:07

Death of Navachitta

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 22:07With sadness we report the death of Dharmacharini Navachitta from Auckland, New Zealand.

She died in hospital in London, UK, at 18.30 local time today (7.30am 30th November, New Zealand time) from a severe bacterial and viral infection. Her daughter Genevieve had flown over from New Zealand and was with her, as was Dhammadinna; her sister Roi was present by telephone.

Navachitta was 62. She was ordained in the summer of 1990 at Taraloka. Her private preceptor...
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Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 5 Oct, 2014 - 00:17

Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 5 Oct, 2014 - 00:17At a public ordination held on Thursday 2nd in Golden Bay, New Zealand, eight new Dharmacharinis joined the Order.

Public preceptor Varadevi

Sue Walker becomes Prasadajata (Sanskrit) - “Born/arisen with purity”
Private preceptor Maitripala
Jodie Dempster becomes Rijumayi (Sanskrit) - “Filled with integrity”
Private preceptor Dharmanandi
Janet Bremner becomes Sagaradhi (Sanskrit) - “She whose knowledge and wisdom are like the ocean”
Private preceptor Malini
Dianne May becomes Kusalamani (Pali) - “She whose jewel is skillfulness”
Private preceptor Dharmanandi
...
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Dharmacharini Bhadrachitta 25th January 1930 - 1st April 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 - 12:55

Dharmacharini Bhadrachitta 25th January 1930 - 1st April 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 - 12:55With great sadness we inform you of the death of Dharmacharini Bhadrachitta at 4.00pm on 1st April, 2014. She was 84 years old and had been ill for over a year with blood cancer.

Bhadrachitta (auspicious, friendly-hearted one) was ordained in 2001 at Il Convento by Anjali (private preceptor) and Sanghadevi (public preceptor). Her sadhana was Amitabha.

She fell a few days ago and broke two vertebrae, went to hospital and then came home to her family in...
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Triratna News

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48The Buddhist Recovery Network is a worldwide network of people and groups dedicated to supporting the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Their New Zealand rep, Navachitta, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and teacher at Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre, recently appeared on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Spiritual Outlook’ programme. Natalie Grace writes with the details, saying:

“Many very successful addiction recovery programmes...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

South Pacific Dharmacharinis

By Candradasa on Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 15:08

Another great update from Parami from the College of Public Preceptors, this time travelling in the southern hemisphere visiting Triratna Centres in New Zealand and Australia. We hear from a variety of folk about Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre, about Triratna activities in Melbourne, about working with people in recovery from addiction, and about two dynamic Right Livelihood businesses in Thames, NZ: Sola Cafe and...

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Ordination celebrated in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 05:29

Ordination celebrated in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 05:29

Buddhadasa writes from New Zealand to say - “I am delighted to introduce a new Order Member to you: Guy Parsons was privately ordained by Sanjiva while on retreat over the past two weeks, and then publicly ordained on Sunday 7th April at Triratna’s Sudarshanaloka retreat centre, with myself, Buddhadasa as his Public Preceptor. He becomes Nityadana, ‘he who is constantly giving’ ”.

Ratnavuhya fills in a bit more of the detail, saying - “We had a...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre seeks new community member

By lokabandhu on Fri, 8 Mar, 2013 - 10:49

Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre seeks new community member

By lokabandhu on Fri, 8 Mar, 2013 - 10:49Sudarshanaloka is a Triratna Buddhist Community Retreat Centre set in a remote valley high above Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. It’s famous for its beautiful stupa that provides an inspiring focus for the whole site. And they’re seeking someone to join their community and team and contribute to the momentum of creating a more active retreat centre. Padmadasi writes - “It is not a cushy lifestyle at Sudarshanaloka but we have a beautiful environment, warmer weather than the...
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Buddhist Recovery Network retreat held in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 22 Nov, 2012 - 07:05

Buddhist Recovery Network retreat held in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 22 Nov, 2012 - 07:05

Navachitta writes from Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre with news of their recent and very successful ‘Buddhist Recovery Network’ Retreat held at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre. She says - “This was our second retreat held at Sudarshanaloka, the “Land of Beautiful Vision”, where Dhardo Rimpoche’s stupa reminds us over and over again of our purpose. This time we had 17 people including the team. Dharmamudra added a solid presence to the retreat also.

The ...

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Seven Steps to Successful Environmental Training Programs - new book by Muditanandi

By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Jul, 2012 - 06:22

Seven Steps to Successful Environmental Training Programs - new book by Muditanandi

By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Jul, 2012 - 06:22Muditanandi, a woman Order Member from New Zealand, writes with the news of the publication of her first book - and its inclusion on the New Zealand stand at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. She says -

“My first book, “Seven Steps to Successful Environmental Training Programs – a practical workbook” has been selected for inclusion on the New Zealand stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October this year - New Zealand is this year’s Guest...

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