The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Nagaketu, from Nagpur, India, as a Public Preceptor.
Nagaketu came in contact with the Sangha in 1988 in Nagpur, and was ordained by Subhuti in 1992. After ordination he established Right Livelihood projects, including a publishing house and bookshop. He became a mitra convenor, and the main coordinator of Mitra convening in India in 2010; in which role he participated in the International Council from it’s conception.
The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Amala, from Maine, USA, as a Public Preceptor.
Amala was ordained by Sanghadevi in 2000 and became a private preceptor in 2015.
She has been involved with the Aryaloka Retreat Center since the early 90’s, where she has been chair of the Spiritual Vitality council for the last 7 years and has been on the council since 2010. Currently she is handing on some of her responsibilities as chair.
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...
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...
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...
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...
This is a non-comprehensive gathering up of some of the provisions being made for ordination training online around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you want to share other information to be included or ask a question, you can do so collegeassistant [at] adhisthana.org (subject: Ordination%20Training%20Online) (here).
(Updated 30 May)
At Tiratanaloka, UK:
The team at Tiratanaloka have been providing online study weeks, guided Prostration Practice every weekday afternoon on Zoom, as well as continuing personal communication...
With the help of Future Dharma Fund, three Order Members from the UK and Spain visited Merida in Venezuela to help the Sangha there, who are growing despite being in challenging conditions. Aryavachin (living in Nottingham but from Venezuela), Manjusiha (from Padmaloka, UK) and Padmashalin (from Valencia, Spain) have been kept busy in Venezuala!
Aryavachin has been keeping a record of the visit, which started with an afternoon on William Blake and the integration of...
Thanks to the strength of Kalyana Mitrata (spiritual friendship) and gifts to FutureDharma Fund, Mitras in Venezuela are benefitting from a rich programme of retreats, including studying the System of Practice and Mitra study on ‘What is the Sangha?’, as well as talks on William Blake.
Aryavacin (Nottingham, UK), Manjusiha (Padmaloka, UK), and Padmashalin (Valencia, Spain), have flown to Merida, Venezuela to lead retreats for the Sangha there who are not able to afford to travel to go on retreat.
Weekend for young women training for ordination: conditions for faith and working through difficulties. Study on Padmasambhava and the Buddha, discussion, meditation, all with others who are at the same life stage as you. Unbeatable. With Vajratara, Karunadhi, Ratnadharini, Moksatara, Kusaladevi, Siladevi and Danayutta. 8-11 September 2017