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Ordination in Sweden

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

Ordination in Sweden

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Sep, 2014 - 17:10Fredrik Broman was publicly ordained at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, north of Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 20th September at 12.00 local time.

He becomes Viriyavasin, a Pali name meaning ‘He who has mastery of his energy’.

His private preceptor was Bodhiketu; his public preceptor was Satyaraja.

This is the first Triratna ordination retreat to be conducted in Sweden.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 18:26

Ordination at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 18:26On Wednesday 17th September, Eric Wentworth was publicly ordained at Aryaloka Retreat Centre in New Hampshire, USA.

He becomes Rijupatha: ‘He who is on the path of uprightness’.

The Sanskrit spelling is Rjupatha, with a dot under the ‘R’. The Westernised spelling is Rijupatha, without diacritics.

His private preceptor was Bodhipaksa, and his public preceptor was Dhammarati.

(Rijupatha is a member of the team running Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online.)

Sadhu!...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30The following women were publicly ordained during a bilingual Spanish-English retreat at Akashavana yesterday, 12th September 2014:

Public preceptor Dayanandi:
Ursula Tidd becomes Dharmakarunya, a Sanskrit name meaning “She Whose Compassion is from the Dharma”. (Long third and final ‘a’; dot under the ‘n’.)
Westernised spelling: Dharmakarunya
Private preceptor Samantabhadri

Sarah Bedworth becomes Sraddhagupta, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is protected by Faith”. (Accent over the ‘s’; long second and final ‘a’s.)
Westernised spelling: Shraddhagupta
Private preceptor...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Aug, 2014 - 00:18

Ordination at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Aug, 2014 - 00:18Jill Vernon of the West Midlands Sangha, UK, was publicly ordained at Adhisthana on Monday 25th August.

She becomes Moksapuspa (dots under each ’s’ and long final ‘a’), which means in Sanskrit ‘She who is a flower of liberation’. The westernised spelling is Mokshapushpa. Her private preceptor was Suchitta and her public preceptor Parami.

The ordination took place on the first day of the Women’s European Order Convention, following a small private ordination retreat at Taraloka. The...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Chair-elect for the College of Public Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:45

New Chair-elect for the College of Public Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:45Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors has announced the election of Saddhaloka as its new Chair, to take over from Dhammarati in 2015.

The Chair of the Preceptors’ College is elected by the College every five years. Dhammarati will come to the end of his second term in August 2015 and Saddhaloka is expected to take up the position in the first half of next year. Saddhaloka is currently based in Padmaloka as part of the men’s ordination...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Sheffield, UK

By Munisha on Sun, 20 Jul, 2014 - 20:56

Ordination in Sheffield, UK

By Munisha on Sun, 20 Jul, 2014 - 20:56Sally Birch (of Sheffield, previously of Deal) was ordained privately on Thursday 17th July at Tiratanaloka, and publicly on Saturday 19th July at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre, UK.

She becomes Dayaraksita (long second and last ‘a’s, and a dot under the ’s’), a sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Protected by Kindness’.

Westernised spelling: Dayarakshita

Private preceptor Subhadramati, public preceptor Ratnadharini

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Going For Refuge Retreats

By Sanghanistha on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 12:12

Going For Refuge Retreats

By Sanghanistha on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 12:12The Ten Pillars Retreat, Transcendental Principle, Summer Camp 1 and Summer Camp 2 are now full.

But there are still spaces on:
What is the Order? 14th - 23rd of May
5 day - Entering The Greater Mandala 18th - 23rd July
System Of Meditation and Ordination Retreat 12th - 26th September
How to Serve the Sangha and be a True Individual 7th - 14th November
Spiritual Friendship...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in Sydney and Spain

By lokabandhu on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 05:21

Ordinations in Sydney and Spain

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...
Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Why Ordination? Why an Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 20:01

Why Ordination? Why an Order?

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...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Why Ask for Ordination?

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:37

Why Ask for Ordination?

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.

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