By lokabandhu on Tue, 12 Jun, 2012 - 11:58We’re delighted to announce the ordinations of 9 women and 13 men in Spain, at Triratna’s Akashavana and Guhyaloka retreat centres respectively. Here’s the details:
The following women were ordained at Akashavana retreat centre 11th June 2012:
Public Preceptor Parami: Ingrid Wiklund-Landin becomes Pavarabodhi (Pali) which means Noble Awakening. Private Preceptor Taraka
Jo Robinson becomes Shraddhasiddhi which means She whose Accomplishment is Faith. Private Preceptor Subhadramati
Public Preceptor Padmasuri: Angela Cameron becomes Candrashri which means Light...
By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 08:26Three major public ordination ceremonies will be held in the next few days, welcoming men and women from around the world into the Triratna Buddhist Order.
From Guhyaloka in Spain, Maniraja writes to say - “The private Ordinations of the men attending the 4 month Guhyaloka retreat will take place between June 2nd and 4th and the public Ordination ceremony - by invitation only - will take place at 12pm local Spanish time on Monday 11th June 2012”. From...
By jvalamalini on Sun, 3 Jun, 2012 - 21:55Sunday 24 June This being, that becomes, from the arising of this, that arises. Come and explore this core teaching of the Buddha in company with friends in the good life. A day for women mitras and dharmacharinis in the Bristol, Cardiff and West Wales sanghas - with Satyalila, Khemajoti and friends.9.30 for prompt 10 start - finish around 4.30pm
Bring veggie lunch to share
Suggested donation £15. Please book so we know numbers
Sudaka writes from Barcelona with news of the sad death of Dharmachari Virananda, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order for over 30 years. He says - “Virananda died at 18.15 Thursday 19 April 2012 here in Barcelona in the hospital del Mar, in the company of Rijumati, Claire (his sister), Nagesvara, one of his chess-playing friends, and Alber, a local friend.
His funeral will be at midday on Wednesday 25th in Barcelona. There will be a ceremony at...
By lokabandhu on Thu, 12 Apr, 2012 - 15:07Kumarjeev writes from India with news of the death of Order Member Vajrasambhava, saying “Dear brothers and sisters, Vajrasambhava passed away on April 9 this month. Please send your metta for him and his family. He has a daughter Visakha, 19, studying Ayurvedic medicine, and son Suvajra, 15, studying in 11th standard. His children and wife Vidya are the family left behind him.
Vajrasambhava was ordained in 2008 and lived near Mumbai in Maharastra. With metta, Kumarjeev”
By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Oct, 2011 - 18:49Jnanagita writes from Finland with the sad news of Dharmacharini Bodhishri. Ordained in 1973, Bodhishri was one of the longest-ordained members of the Order. Jnanagita says -
“I am sad to tell you that Bodhishri died on Friday 21st October, some minutes after midnight in the Terhokoti Hospice in Helsinki. She had a long and painful period of illness behind her. Just one day earlier we were eight Finnish Order members there, doing a sevenfold puja for her. We...
By lokabandhu on Tue, 6 Sep, 2011 - 06:26The talks from Triratna’s recent Men’s Order Convention are now available on VideoSangha. This is the first in a series of posts offering readers of Triratna News around the world the opportunity to watch and listen to them. The talks were given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk, UK. The theme of the Convention was ‘Buddha-Dhamma-Sangha’, and the first in the series, entitled ‘The Empty Throne’, exploring our relationship with the Buddha, was given by Subhuti.
By lokabandhu on Mon, 29 Aug, 2011 - 02:38‘Seeking The Buddha’ is the fourth and final talk from the recent Combined Convention at Wymondham College, and was given by Subhuti.
The theme of the Convention was ‘Seeking The Buddha’, and the other talks are available from VideoSangha at www.videosangha.net/playlist/Combined-Convention-2011 for the Combined Convention. Soon we’ll be posting links to the talks from the Men’s Convention - unfortunately there were technical problems that meant that none of the talks on the Women’s Convention were video-recorded.
By lokabandhu on Mon, 29 Aug, 2011 - 02:29‘Seeking The Buddha Through Reality’ is the third in a series of talks given at Triratna’s recent International Convention at Wymondham College. It was given by Jnanavaca, chairman of the London Buddhist Centre.