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Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

By Satyakirti on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 15:33

Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

By Satyakirti on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 15:33

It’s been almost 6 months since we had our last residential event here at Padmaloka, the Friends and Guest week, and since then it has just been the community occupying the halls and rooms of Padmaloka, keeping the atmosphere of the shrine room alive and the dust and dirt off the walls and floors.


We were delighted to announce that we will be opening for hybrid events, both residential and online. For the time being the residential aspects of these...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

We’re on the cusp of another new phase beginning here at Padmaloka, that is the opening of a Hybrid Retreat Centre.

Having looked at the UK Government’s advice for places of worship and the advice for accommodation providers, we will be able to run some events that have a small number of people physically on retreat here. The new programme will be made up of events that are either residential only, a hybrid of residential and online, or online only. In...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination Training Online during Covid-19

By akasajoti on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 11:48

Ordination Training Online during Covid-19

By akasajoti on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 11:48

This is a non-comprehensive gathering up of some of the provisions being made for ordination training online around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you want to share other information to be included or ask a question, you can do so collegeassistant [at] adhisthana.org (subject: Ordination%20Training%20Online) (here).

(Updated 30 May)

At Tiratanaloka, UK:

The team at Tiratanaloka have been providing online study weeks, guided Prostration Practice every weekday afternoon on Zoom, as well as continuing personal communication...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Thinking of asking for ordination?

By vajratara on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 15:41

Thinking of asking for ordination?

By vajratara on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 15:41

The response of many people during the Coronavirus pandemic has been to want to help very practically by supporting the NHS, our friends and neighbours, and to want to deepen our Dharma practice, enabling us to better emotionally respond to the difficulties that arise. Some of us are thinking about the future, to how the pandemic will effect long term societal change. What part does the Tiratana Buddhist Order play in this? Why have an Order at all? How...

Community Highlights
London Buddhist Centre

Coffee with Sthiramanas

By Ksantikara on Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 10:58

Coffee with Sthiramanas

By Ksantikara on Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 10:58

Hosted by Prajnamanas | Sun 12 Apr at 11am

Sthiramanas’ public ordination was streamed live onto YouTube on Sunday 5th April. Now, one week on, he sits down with his friend Prajnamanas to talk informally about the experience of that day and how the new name is settling in.

So make yourself a coffee (or tea!) and join them live on the London Buddhist Centre’s YouTube channel this Sunday. It will be a...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Paramabandhu on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:01

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Paramabandhu on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:01

Dear friends,

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Gus Miller took place on Sunday 5th of April at the London Buddhist Centre. The ordination was not public, but was live-streamed. You can see it here.

Gus becomes Sthiramanas, a Sansksrit name meaning Steadfast Mind.

Maitreyabandhu was his private preceptor and I was his public preceptor.

With metta,

Paramabandhu

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Join the Public Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre Livestream Here!

By akasajoti on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 23:18

Join the Public Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre Livestream Here!

By akasajoti on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 23:18

Welcome to the Order, Sthiramanas!

The public ordination at the London Buddhist Centre took place on Sunday 5th April at 11AM UK time. (0600AM, New York (EDT); 1200PM Europe (CEST); 1530PM Pune; 2000PM Sydney; 2200PM Auckland)

You can watch the recording here or on the LBCs Youtube Channel Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

By akasajoti on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:04

Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

By akasajoti on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:04

Dear Order members,

We are delighted to announce that Itir Binay from Melbourne, Australia was publicly ordained in Melbourne on Saturday 28th March, 2020.

Ex-Itir becomes Varadhī (last letter long i). Name meaning: She who has the highest wisdom. Westernised spelling: Varadhi

Public Preceptor: Maitripala
Private Preceptor: Chittaprabha

The ceremony was witnessed by over 100 members of our Sangha live on zoom. Here is the link of the recording which ends with a beautiful wave of sadhus around the world.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With metta,

Maitripala

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 21:57

Ordination in Melbourne, Australia

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 21:57

We are delighted to announce that Itir Binay from Melbourne, Australia was publicly ordained in Melbourne on Saturday 28th March, 2020.

Ex-Itir becomes Varadhī. Her name means ”She who has the highest wisdom”. (Westernised spelling: Varadhi). Her Public Preceptor is Maitripala and her Private Preceptor is Chittaprabha.

The ceremony was witnessed by over 100 members of the Melbourne Sangha live on Zoom. You can watch a recording of the ceremony here which ends with a beautiful wave of sadhus around the world.

...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

A forthcoming Public Ordination in Melbourne

By maitripala on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:10

A forthcoming Public Ordination in Melbourne

By maitripala on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:10

Dear Order Members,

I plan to conduct a Public Ordination for Itir Binay on Saturday 28th March at 6.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

The ceremony will take place at the Three Cords Buddhist community (named by Bhante Sangharakshita) in Melbourne, Australia.

Chittaprabha privately ordained Itir on Thursday 12th March in NSW Australia.

In this extraordinary situation the ceremony will be attended by two Order members from the community. A large number of invited sangha and Order Members will witness the ceremony on Zoom.

We hope to be able to record...

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