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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.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Eleven ordinations in the UK and Spain

By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Sep, 2013 - 12:14

Eleven ordinations in the UK and Spain

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...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Major New Series of Talks by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 20:14

Major New Series of Talks by Subhuti

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 ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination celebrated in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 05:29

Ordination celebrated in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 05:29

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Steer to the Deep: introducing the Padmaloka one-year intensive retreat

By lokabandhu on Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 - 13:39

Steer to the Deep: introducing the Padmaloka one-year intensive retreat

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Sheffield

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Mar, 2013 - 06:02

Ordination in Sheffield

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’.

Sadhu!


Triratna News
Triratna News

First ordination of 2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 - 20:13

First ordination of 2013

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”

...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Mexico

By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Dec, 2012 - 06:39

Ordination in Mexico

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’.

His private and public preceptor is Moksananda

SADHU!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Mitras take over Padmaloka!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 - 06:35

Mitras take over Padmaloka!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 - 06:35Dharmashalin writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s long-established retreat centre in Norfolk UK with some unexpected news: the Mitras have taken over! He elaborates:

“At the beginning of December, during a gap in Padmaloka’s busy schedule, we had an event here that may be the first of its kind: a group of GfR Mitras hosting a retreat at Padmaloka! The four mitras concerned have been living at Padmaloka this year, doing the 2012 Triratna One Year Intensive. They...

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