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This Weekend - Live Coverage of the International Gathering & Public Ordinations

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 10:15

This Weekend - Live Coverage of the International Gathering & Public Ordinations

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 10:15

The International Gathering at Adhisthana is now underway! As usual, we’ll be bringing you the best of the event online throughout the weekend: talks, interviews, podcasts, video and pictures as people come together to explore the Dharma and celebrate community.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 10:31

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 10:31

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana yesterday afternoon, Sunday 2nd July 2017.

Public preceptor: Parami

Bec Remigio becomes Amaladipa
(long ‘i’, long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Amaladipa
Sanskrit name meaning ’She who is a light or lamp of purity’
Private preceptor: Mokshini

Emma Bulley becomes Abhayamāla
(long penultimate and final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Abhayamala
Sanskrit or Pali name meaning ’She who has a garland of fearlessness’
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Triratna News
Triratna News

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

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...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Urgyen Sangharakshita On Discipleship: A Postscript To ‘What Is The Western Buddhist Order?’

By Mahamati on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:06

Urgyen Sangharakshita On Discipleship: A Postscript To ‘What Is The Western Buddhist Order?’

By Mahamati on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:06

On 12th April Sangharakshita sent a letter to all members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, A Note on ‘Disciple’: a Postscript to ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’

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.

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A Note on ‘Disciple’: a Postscript to ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’
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Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Thinking of asking for ordination?

By vajratara on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 11:23

Thinking of asking for ordination?

By vajratara on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 11:23

Are you a woman thinking of asking for ordination and would like to find out more?  Come to a weekend at Tiratanaloka to explore what ordination means, mythically and practically.

29 September - 1 October 2017

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in Mexico City

By Munisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

Ordinations in Mexico City

By Munisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ordinations Live From Mexico City! Sunday April 23rd

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 19:09

Ordinations Live From Mexico City! Sunday April 23rd

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 19:09

Watch the full event video here!

This Sunday, as part of marking a year of celebrating Triratna@50, we’ll be in Mexico City to bring you live coverage of the first public ordinations of the next 50 years!

We’ll bring you pictures, video and podcasts all weekend, building to the ceremony itself.

A group of women from Mexico will be taking this great step in their lives - and you can watch along on Facebook, and right here on our dedicated Features channel.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 09:12

Ordination at Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 09:12

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

On Saturday 18th March, 2017, in a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an excellent jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una joya excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

In a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain, on  Saturday 18th March, 2017

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una Joya Excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja...

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