This Easter, South America saw its first ever Going for Refuge retreat (for those training to be ordained in Triratna), in the Venezuelan Andes, outside the city of Mérida.
Triratna activities in Venezuela began in the early 1990s although the Centre has received very limited support and input from the wider sangha until quite recently. The Centre currently boasts more than 20 mitras, 13 of whom have asked for ordination.
While six men Mitras were on their first Going for Refuge retreat on home...
We now share this here as in this letter Sangharakshita has clarified an important aspect of the relationship of Order members to him, and him to them, and this is no doubt of relevance to the wider Triratna Community.
*** A Note on ‘Disciple’: a Postscript to ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’ ...
We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination yesterday at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.
Ayer, en El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:
Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami
Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who holds the sword of freedom’ / un nombre Sánscrito que quiere decir ‘La que sostiene la espada de la...
Having been Ordained originally on the first ever long retreat held at Padmaloka in August 1976 by Sangharakshita, Jyotipala was publicly re-Ordained by Padmavajra yesterday here at Padmaloka.
The day started shrouded in mist, but as preparations got under way, the sun burst through, blessing us with it’s presence until the end.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this joyous occasion,...
We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday March 28th at 2.30pm Jyotipala was publicly ordained at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, UK.
Jyotipala means ‘He who protects the light’.
His public ordination was performed by Padmavajra.
With metta, Manjusiha
This ordination marks Jyotipala’s re-entry into the Order. Jyotipala was the first person to be ordained at Padmaloka in 1976 - with Sangharakshita as private preceptor. Sometime in the mid to late nineties, Jyotipala resigned from the Order. Unusually, he was not privately ordained...