College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

We are delighted to announce that the public ordination of the following women took place at Tiratanaloka at 2pm BST on 20th July 2021

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sarah Wellard becomes Kiranasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the Radiance of a Moonbeam (of Bodhichitta).”
Registered spelling Kiranasri
Private preceptor Prajnadevi

Lynne Marie Eccleston becomes Taralocana (long first, second and last ‘a’s) a...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | The Mythic Context

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 10:56

Eight Guidelines | The Mythic Context

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 10:56

Maitreyi and Padmasuri, both from the UK, discuss their personal stories about connecting with the mythic context of dharma practice in the fourth in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Ordination in the New Statesman

By suryanaga on Sun, 18 Jul, 2021 - 11:29

Triratna Ordination in the New Statesman

By suryanaga on Sun, 18 Jul, 2021 - 11:29

Last week, I and 3 other new order members were welcomed back to the LBC as our new selves. As is tradition at the London Buddhist Centre, we invited many of our friends and family and gave short talks - trying to explain to the Buddhist and non-Buddhist audience (as well as to ourselves) what we’d just committed our lives to. I found it a hugely moving event, integrating different strands of my life together - old and new; public...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka Autumn-Winter programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings.

This final phase of the year marks a step towards a normal programme of residential retreats here at Padmaloka. All of the retreats will be in-person, albeit with initially lower attendance limits.

The programme includes some of the classic Ordination Training retreats:

Spiritual Friendship: Exploring the centrality of Kalyana Mitrata, and how to practice it.
The System of Dharma Life: A look at the key elements of an effective...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Sub35 Online Day Retreat: Why Join An Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 11:35

Sub35 Online Day Retreat: Why Join An Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 11:35

Saturday 4 September

Why join an Order? Isn’t enough to simply practice Buddhism without joining anything? Vajratara and Karunadhi from the women’s ordination team along with Dharmacharinis from the young people’s steering group, will communicate a glimpse of the vision of the Order and the potential of spiritual friendship. The Order is more than it appears to be, and to realise that, we must also realise that we are more than we appear to be…

Join us for an online day for young people training...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Taraloka

By Subhadramati on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:14

Ordinations at Taraloka

By Subhadramati on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:14

I’m very happy to let you know that ten public ordinations took place at Taraloka on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd May. This culminates the UK spring ordination retreats led by Subhadramati, Vajratara, Hridayagita and Danayutta from Taraloka over the last five weeks. The new order members did the retreat with their private preceptors at various locations in the UK with a full online retreat programme from Taraloka. We’re delighted that this was able to take place despite demanding conditions.  

Pat MacKenzie from Llangollen becomes Karunasati (a...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By padmavajra on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:11

Ordination at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By padmavajra on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:11

We are delighted to announce a Public Ordination that took place at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 23rd May 2021. The ceremony was conducted in the Lotus Hall with a restricted number of sangha and family members attending. 

The new Dharmachari was privately ordained on a private retreat with his preceptor Aparājita, and the Public Preceptor was Padmavajra:

Barrie Stanhope from Southport, in North-West England, becomes Buddhamaitrī. He who has the friendliness of the Buddha.
(The last i is long)

SADHUSADHUSADHU!

With metta,
Padmavajra

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Ethical Practice

By akasajoti on Sun, 28 Mar, 2021 - 13:38

Eight Guidelines | Ethical Practice

By akasajoti on Sun, 28 Mar, 2021 - 13:38

Maitripala, from Melbourne, Australia, and Santavajri from the UK, discuss the theme of Ethical Practice, covering aspects of sensitivity, remorse and confession, in the second in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the...

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