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Las Sietas Magníficas (en español) - Podcast de la Convención Panamericana

By Candradasa on Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 03:26

Ya transcurrieron un par de días desde que inició la Convención Panamericana. En el comedor se pueden oír conversaciones en inglés y en español, incluso hay quien sirve de traductor para aquel que lo necesita. En este espacio, donde flores y el canto de los pájaros enmarcan las actividades de la convención, tuvieron la oportunidad de reunirse una vez mas. 

Hace poco mas de dos años tomaba lugar su retiro de ordenación en este mismo sitio; alguien tuvo...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Pan-American Ordinations in Mexico / Ordenaciones Panamericanas en México

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 10:57

Pan-American Ordinations in Mexico / Ordenaciones Panamericanas en México

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 10:57

Estamos muy contentas de informarles que las siguientes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública el día 20 de Octubre en el Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México.

We are delighted to let you know that the following women received their public ordination on the 20th October in the Buddhist Centre in Mexico City.

Paula Michelangelli se ha convertido en Abhayasara, nombre Sánscrito cuyo significado es: ‘Ella cuya naturaleza es la valentía (de Amoghasiddhi).’ 
Paula Michelangelli becomes Abhayasara, a...

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Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

Updated: view picture and clips on Instagram

The ordinations will be live streaming on Sunday 20th of October at 1pm local time / 2pm EST / 7pm UK / 8pm CET / 11.30pm India / 5am Sydney (Monday 21st) / 7am Auckland (Monday 21st).

La ceremonia pública se llevará a cabo en el Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México el día 20 de Octubre a las 13 horas hora local.

The public ordinations will be live here, as...

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Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Updated: watch the ordination video here | view pictures and clips on Instagram

A couple of years ago in spring 2017, we were delighted to bring you live coverage of public ordinations taking place in Mexico City. It was a total delight to have so many people around the world tune in for it! 

So we are doubly delighted to let you know that this Sunday (20th) we will be bringing you a second live stream of ordinations from...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
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Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

A set of links to video clips of Ratnasuri talking about various aspects of her practice over the years.  

Ratnasuri on ordaining women - A clip from ‘Buddhist Women Speak on Ordination’ https://vimeo.com/358868155
Ratnasuri on becoming the first women’s Public Preceptor: https://vimeo.com/358805020
Ratnasuri on Dharma practice including attitudes to her death: https://vimeo.com/358863346
Ratnasuri on moving to Taraloka: https://vimeo.com/358788744
Ratnasuri on attitudes to money and time off: https://vimeo.com/358791961
Ratnasuri on aging in a retreat centre community: https://vimeo.com/358814092
Ratnasuri on her interests: https://vimeo.com/358819254
Ratnasuri on...

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An Obituary of Dharmacharini Anagarika Ratnasuri, 1923-2019

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:28

Kamalagita has written this lovely obituary of Ratnasuri, which you can also download below as a PDF. Please feel free to add any memories and eulogies you may wish to share as a comment below.

Updated 21/10/2019 to include link to condensed version of Kamalagita’s obituary in 
The Guardian 

This post appeared originally on the private Order spaces here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Ratnasuri was such an important pioneer and exemplar – for women and...

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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 1: Twenty Years in the Western Buddhist Order

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 - 14:57

“Do not use Buddhism to protect yourself from life… use it to celebrate life”

Manjusvara - poet, musician, fundraiser - died while leading at retreat at Dhanakosa in 2011. Here he is, in 2007, giving a talk marking the twentieth anniversary of his ordination.

He explores the history of his engagement with the Triratna Buddhist Order (previously the Western Buddhist Centre), starting with his first encounter with the London Buddhist Centre and taking in many significant learnings along the way...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 May, 2019 - 11:21

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 May, 2019 - 11:21

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana on 12th May 2019.

The public preceptor was Parami.

Mary Hastings becomes Dhipalita, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is protected by Wisdom’. (Long first ‘i’ and long final ‘a’).
Westernised spelling: Dhipalita.
Private preceptor: Saddhanandi

Denise Carlyle becomes Advayagita, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who sings of non-duality’. (Long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’).
Westernised spelling: Advayagita.
Private preceptor: Santasiddhi.

Irene Hardy becomes Amayika, a Sanskrit name meaning. ‘She...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Ordination Day - 5th May 2019

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 07:07

Ordination Day - 5th May 2019

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 07:07

On 5th May 2019 Ordination of new 27 order member taken place at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center Dh Yashosagar, Dh Amrutdeep and Dh. Ratnashil has conducted public ordination ceremony. 

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