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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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Dhammarati brings us this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge.” Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:11

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:11

Tony Murray Jones was publicly ordained at the London Buddhist Centre on 8th March.

He becomes Shraddhajit: ’He who is victorious through faith’.

His name, in romanised Sanskrit, is spelt Sraddhajit (acute accent on the first ‘s’ and a dash over the second ‘a’).

Private preceptor Jnanavaca; public preceptor Maitreyabandhu.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Apologies for delayed posting.

 

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59At a public ordination ceremony held at 2pm on Sunday 25th January at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Claus-Wilhelm Klinker became Achalabandhu: “Steadfast, unshakable friend”.

(The ‘a’s and the ‘u’ are short; the emphasis is on the fourth syllable.)

His private preceptor was Amogharatna and his public preceptor Padmavajra.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58The following 17 women were ordained at Bhaja Retreat Centre, India, on 4th January 2015.

This is the largest number of women to enter the Triratna Buddhist Order in India at any one time, including the first ordinations of women from the state of Gujarat.

Private preceptor Jnanasuri
Public Preceptor Karunamaya

Shital Wankhede from Thane becomes Utpala - Blue Lotus.
Savita Kosambi from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) becomes Yashonanda - She who delights in success, glory and splendour.
Kalpana...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Happy 10th birthday, Akashavana!

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:10

Happy 10th birthday, Akashavana!

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:10In September 2004, Triratna (then the FWBO) became the proud owners of two ruined farmhouses, high in the mountains of Teruel, Spain.

Resident community members Acalavajri and Manigarbha write: “Ten years later, they are home to a thriving community and a remote and beautiful retreat centre: Akashavana, the ‘forest retreat of luminous space’. Primarily for the ordination of women, it also provides an amazing retreat experience for Dharmacharinis.

Over 140 women have had their public ordinations in...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Tiratanaloka is 20!

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44

Tiratanaloka is 20!

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44Tiratanaloka is Triratna’s UK retreat centre for women training for ordination. It’s 20 years since its foundation in a country house in a beautiful valley in the Brecon Beacons, south Wales.

Current team member Amritamati writes: “To mark the occasion, the current team invited all the current and previous trustees and resident team members for the first weekend of November: over 30 women from around the world. Of these, an impressive 26 attended, including all the original team:...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Norwegian sangha soars skywards

By Munisha on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:20

Norwegian sangha soars skywards

By Munisha on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:20Gunaketu reports on interesting developments in Triratna’s Norwegian sangha, who recently held a weekend retreat at a place called Skogly – which could be translated as “refuge in the woods”.

“We were to study the Shorter Sukhavativyuha Sutra, which has just been translated from Sanskrit into Norwegian by mitra David Welsh, a Scotsman who lives here. See below for an extract (in Norwegian and English) from this wonderful sutra, which opens up the Mahayana perspective on the Dharma and...
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

Ordination, sanghahelg och småpyssel

By Viryabodhi on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 09:19

Ordination, sanghahelg och småpyssel

By Viryabodhi on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 09:19Rapport från Dharmagiri (september 2014)

Som alla troligen minns hade vi en osedvanligt vacker och varm september i år. Vädret passade perfekt för Sanghahelgen, då vi som vanligt vid denna tid på året mest arbetade utomhus, bl.a. med att ta ned lite träd och sly, byggde en tillfällig trapp till verkstaden, rensade i rabatter, grävde större grönsaksland m.m. Vi målade också det nya rummet på övervåningen i gröna huset och väggarna i korridoren utanför, i en vacker ljusgrön färg...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Metta Vihara, The Netherlands

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 - 00:56

Ordination at Metta Vihara, The Netherlands

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 - 00:56Jan Deckers from Ghent, Belgium, was publicly ordained at Metta Vihara retreat centre in The Netherlands on Sunday 28th September.

Jan becomes Dhammavedin - “He who is inspired by the Dhamma”.

His private preceptor was Dhammaketu; his public preceptor Mahamati.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!




Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Padmaloka, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 16:35

Ordinations at Padmaloka, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 16:35The following two men were publicly ordained at Padmaloka retreat centre in the UK on the afternoon of Thursday 25th September 2014.

Gary Schooler becomes Amalavacha - “He who speaks from the Sspotless”.

Richard Weeden becomes Garavachitta - “He whose mind turns to reverence”.

Their private preceptor was Mahasraddha; their public preceptor Saddhaloka.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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