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Dharmabyte: Why Ordination, Why An Order?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 21 Apr, 2014 - 17:40
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear “Why Ordination, Why An Order,” from a talk given on a weekend retreat for women mitras at Tiratanaloka. In this excerpt, Maitreyi shares her personal journey of requesting ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order. From the full talk: “Why Ordination, Why An Order”.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Dhammachari Suvachin: Triratna Buddhist Order 1999-2014

By lokabandhu on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 12:58

Dhammachari Suvachin: Triratna Buddhist Order 1999-2014

By lokabandhu on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 12:58Karmavajra writes from India, saying -

“Dhammachari Suvachin passed away around 10 am Tuesday 18 March 2014 (Indian time) at his residence in Nanded Maharashtra, India. He was 81 years of age. His son Dhammachari Padmasen was with him in his last time. He had been hospitalised for the last month.”

Suvachin was ordained in 1999 at Bhaja in India, with Subhuti as his private and public preceptor.

For many years he had been a close colleague...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 21:58In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“What Does Going for Refuge Mean to You?” – Vajra Bell asks sangha members to discuss their relationship with the Three Jewels

“Sadhana Practice in the Triratna Order” – by Kavyadrishti

Updates from North American Triratna Buddhist Centers

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka and beyond

“The Light of the Buddha Behind Bars” – Report from the Concord Prison Sangha by...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Jayasri and Paramlokapriya: Triratna Buddhist Order 1983-2013 and 2002-2013

By lokabandhu on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 06:00

Jayasri and Paramlokapriya: Triratna Buddhist Order 1983-2013 and 2002-2013

By lokabandhu on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 06:00In the past week Triratna News has been informed of the deaths of two Order Members: Jayasri in New Zealand and Paramlokapriya in India. Varadevi writes from New Zealand saying - “Dear Bhante, Dharmacharinis and Dharmacharis, Jayasri passed away peacefully around 10pm NZ time on Wednesday 18th September. Her sister Barbara, her son Adam and her friend Asangamati were with her . Jayasri was one of the earliest Dharmacharinis in NZ. She was ordained in 1983 by Bhante...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Maitrijala fundraising campaign launched in Triratna Buddhist Order

By lokabandhu on Tue, 16 Apr, 2013 - 05:49

Maitrijala fundraising campaign launched in Triratna Buddhist Order

By lokabandhu on Tue, 16 Apr, 2013 - 05:49At the heart of the Triratna Buddhist Community is the Triratna Buddhist Order, today consisting of some 1800 ordained men and women across the world. Voluntary donations from members of the Order fund the ‘Order Office’ and its ever-growing work of coordinating such a diverse and far-flung community. There’s a lot more they want to do - and they’re launching the Maitrijala fundraising campaign to help make it happen! Amalavajra writes to say -

“As Order Members...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 21:52

To round off our ‘Triratna anniversaries’ week, here is the appropriately definitive complete set of seven papers by Subhuti and Sangharakshita, documenting their conversations over the past few years about the whole basis of our approach to the Dharma within the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In Subhuti’s words, each attempts to follow through the implications of Sangharakshita’s statement, in the first paper, What is the Western Buddhist Order?, that the Triratna Buddhist Order...

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Community Highlights

Falling Behind, Catching Up!

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Mar, 2013 - 04:45

Falling Behind, Catching Up!

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Mar, 2013 - 04:45Good morning from Bodh Gaya and the last day of the Order Convention! We’re obviously not quite keeping up with the amazing flow of Dharma material but today is the last day and as everyone starts to depart we will be keeping going until you’re all caught up - wherever you are! Should only take a few days - look out for talks (we sorted out the sound!) and interviews and videos and the rest from days 4-6…

Everyone...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Convention Boo No. 2 - Processing to the Mahabodhi Temple

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 - 18:41
We gathered at dawn to walk mindfully to the seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment: an international Order of women and men, coming together regardless of class, caste, gender, or any other discriminating factor. Going beyond all that together through the streets of Bodh Gaya…

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