By lokabandhu on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 05:21Sona and Maniraja write from Sydney and Spain, with news of three ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order. From Sydney, Sona says “We held the Public Ordination of Glen Davies at the Sydney Buddhist Centre at noon on 22nd March 2014. He becomes Nandavani, “He whose Voice is Joyful”, written with a line above the third a, and a dot under the third n. The public ordination was a very joyful event attended by about 60 people packing out the...
By vajratara on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 20:01A weekend retreat for women mitras to discuss these and any other questions with the wider women’s mitra sangha and with the team; Satyadakini, a newer and younger order member, Dayapakshini and Santasiddhi, both experienced dharmacharinis, and private preceptors and Padmasuri and Maitreyi, both members of the college of public preceptors. We’ll be having talks, meditation and puja, small and larger discussion groups.
It’s also a chance to visit Tiratanaloka if you haven’t been here before. The retreat centre...
By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:37An afternoon for women mitras to explore the process behind deepening spiritual commitment through asking for ordination, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss. With Amarapuspa, Dayapakshini, Vijayasri & Sucimani. Sunday 26th January 2-5pm.
By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Sep, 2013 - 12:14Saddhaloka and Parami write from Triratna’s Padmaloka and Akashavana retreat centres with the delightful news of 11 ordinations. Saddhaloka says - “The following men had their Public Ordination on Thursday 12th September:
David Weston becomes Saddhabhaya - ‘One who is Fearless through Faith’ (Private Preceptor Jnanavaca)
Sean Whelan becomes Dharmada- ‘He who is a Giver of the Dharma’ (Private Preceptor Prajnabandhu.
And Parami writes - “Me alegro informar a la Orden que se ha celebrado la...
By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 20:14Over on Padmaloka’s space you’ll now find the complete set of a major new series of 8 talks by Subhuti entitled ‘The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life’, along with a question-and-answer session on the material.
This series was given by Subhuti on the System of Practice retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination. In these talks, Subhuti delves into the fundamental principles behind ...
Buddhadasa writes from New Zealand to say - “I am delighted to introduce a new Order Member to you: Guy Parsons was privately ordained by Sanjiva while on retreat over the past two weeks, and then publicly ordained on Sunday 7th April at Triratna’s Sudarshanaloka retreat centre, with myself, Buddhadasa as his Public Preceptor. He becomes Nityadana, ‘he who is constantly giving’ ”.
Ratnavuhya fills in a bit more of the detail, saying - “We had a...
By lokabandhu on Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 - 13:39Sanghanistha writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s retreat centre in Norfolk and home of the European men’s ordination training process. They’re planning a one-year intensive - a course of retreats and other events open to men who’ve asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He says -
“The course starts at Padmaloka with our Going for Refuge retreat at the beginning of July. After that we pack up our rucksacks and travel down to Devon to be part...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Mar, 2013 - 06:02Ratnadharini writes with news of an ordination in Sheffield, UK, saying - “I am delighted to introduce a new Order Member to you: Gemma Lyus was privately ordained by Punyamala last Thursday morning, during a dedicated ordination retreat at Tiratanaloka; her public ordination then took place at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre last weekend, on Saturday 16th March - with myself as Public Preceptor.
She becomes Kamalanandi, ‘She Who Delights in the Red Lotus’.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 - 20:13Padmavajra writes with news of Triratna’s first ordination of 2013 - in Estonia! He says - “Dear Friends, I am delighted to be able to tell you that Taivo Org has been ordained today, Sunday 6th January at Budakoda, Triratna’s Buddhist centre in Tallinn, Estonia.
He is now known as Bodhikara, (the first ‘a’ is long) which means ‘One Who Cultivates Enlightenment’.
Saddhaloka is his Private Preceptor and I his Public Preceptor. With metta, Padmavajra”
By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Dec, 2012 - 06:39We’re delighted to announce that on Friday 14th December Noé Santos had his Public Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order at Chintamani Retreat Centre, in Mexico.
He became Dhirabodhi, meaning ‘He whose Awakening is firm and resolute’. In Spanish it is ‘Aquel cuyo Despertar es firme y decidido’.