Tag: ordination training

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Spiritual Friendship

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 11:21

Eight Guidelines | Spiritual Friendship

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 11:21

Subhadramati and Vajrashura, from London (UK) and Dublin (Ireland), reflect on the practice of spiritual friendship and the value of community, in the fifth 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 of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajratara

By akasajoti on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 17:23

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajratara

By akasajoti on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 17:23

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Vajratara as a Public Preceptor.

Vajratara is 43 years old. She encountered the Dharma while still at school, was ordained in 2004, and became a private preceptor in 2016. She was in Sheffield for many years where she lived in a community, worked in the Evolution shop, and then taught at the Centre. She is currently a member of the women’s ordination team at Tiratanaloka, where she’s been for about...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ordination Training Retreat just added: The heart unbound

By nataliak on Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:56

Ordination Training Retreat just added: The heart unbound

By nataliak on Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:56

We’ve just added an ordination training retreat to our Autumn 2021 programme:

November 8 - 19
The Heart Unbound - Metta as a path to insight
with Dayajoti, Maitridevi and Sraddhadipa.

On this retreat we will be exploring metta as a gateway to Insight. The path of metta allows insights to unfold in a relaxed and embodied  way as we move more and more deeply into the unconditional love that flows from a boundless heart located nowhere and everywhere. The retreat will include some bodywork...

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...

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’...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Yashodeva

By akasajoti on Sun, 28 Mar, 2021 - 18:25

Public Preceptor Appointment: Yashodeva

By akasajoti on Sun, 28 Mar, 2021 - 18:25

Dear friends

I’m delighted to say that the College of Public Preceptors has appointed Yashodeva as a Public Preceptor. 

Yashodeva was ordained in 1981 and is now 59. He lived at Guhyaloka for 12 years, which is where he began working with men who were training for ordination, and has continued to be involved with GFR retreats in Spain since moving to Adhisthana eight years ago. He conducted his first ordination in 1999, and is now private preceptor to four men and kalyanamitra...

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...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Spring Ordination Training Weekend - Ordination and the Vase of Initiation

By Satyakirti on Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 - 16:49

Spring Ordination Training Weekend - Ordination and the Vase of Initiation

By Satyakirti on Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 - 16:49

Friday, 5 March 2021 to Sunday, 7 March 2021

Online Live Streamed Weekend for men who have asked for ordination and Order members.

During the course of the public ordination ceremony into the Triratna Buddhist Order, the public preceptor anoints the person being ordained with water from a special vase - the vase of initiation. This vase can be said to symbolise the entire meaning of going for refuge and ordination. In the course of this weekend for men training for ordination, Padmavajra will explore in...

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