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Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Paramachitta on Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:52

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Paramachitta on Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:52

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.

With Metta,

Paramachitta and Maitreyi

Public Preceptor Maitreyi 
Esther McKinney becomes Sraddhamalini, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Garlanded with Faith, Confidence, Trust’ - acute accent on the s and macron on the 2nd and 3rd a and the final i
Registered spelling Shraddhamalini
Private preceptor Jyotismati

Lisa de Weert...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Paramachitta on Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:47

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Paramachitta on Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 08:47

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.

With Metta,

Paramachitta and Maitreyi


Public Preceptor Maitreyi 
Esther McKinney becomes Sraddhamalini, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Garlanded with Faith, Confidence, Trust’ - acute accent on the s and macron on the 2nd and 3rd a and the final i
Registered spelling Shraddhamalini
Private preceptor Jyotismati

...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Wed, 3 Aug, 2022 - 15:59

Public Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Wed, 3 Aug, 2022 - 15:59

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce the names of the seven new Dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on the 27th July 2022.

with metta,
Parami and Santavajri
 

Public Preceptor Parami:

Alex Carr-Malcolm becomes Maitrikirana,  ( long second ‘i’, dot under the ’n’, long third ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a moonbeam of loving kindness’
Registered spelling Maitrikirana
Private Preceptor Santasiddhi

Nichola Barlow becomes Pravarasiddhi, a Sanskrit...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Dear Order Members and Friends,

This month we hear from two of my deputy-chairs, Punyamala and Jnanavaca, who have recently arrived back from leading Ordination courses at Akashavana and Guhyaloka.

With metta,
Ratnadharini

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From Punyamala:

It has been my great good fortune to spend the last 11 weeks at Akashavana, the forest retreat of luminous space, leading an international ordination retreat during which 18 women entered the Order.

It feels foolhardy to attempt...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Suryaka (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 27 Jul, 2022 - 12:26

I need some sort of channel in my life, so that my energy can flow into it, really strongly.

Suryaka Annals
 
In 1968 I was 4 years old and lived in a small farming village in South Yorkshire in the UK. I lived with my parents and older sister. My grandma lived across the road and aunty, uncle and cousins also lived in the village. It was a safe place to grow up, everyone knew everyone else.
...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Rijumayi (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 20 Jul, 2022 - 15:21

No-one was ‘sugar-coating’ things, or trying to give me priorities I didn’t subscribe to. I think there’s a real framework for transformation in the direction that I was looking for.


Rijumayi’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not yet born.
 
In 1978 I was not yet born.
 
In 1988 I was short. Tearing around on a bike, going to primary school, playing sport and generally surviving childhood.
 
In 1998 I was...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Karunadevi and Viradhamma, from California USA, share some of their reflections on the principles of the Triratna Order and Community, 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 from around the...

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