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An Obituary of Dharmacharini Anagarika Ratnasuri, 1923-2019

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:28

Kamalagita has written this lovely obituary of Ratnasuri, which you can also download below as a PDF. Please feel free to add any memories and eulogies you may wish to share as a comment below.

This post appeared originally on the private Order spaces here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Ratnasuri was such an important pioneer and exemplar – for women and men – in our community that we wanted to share it as widely as possible. R.I.P....

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Initiation into a New Life - Revised Version November 2018

By jyotika on Fri, 30 Nov, 2018 - 11:45

This post contains the final version of Initiation into a New Life. 

The introductory notes, written by Subhuti, give an explanation as to the necessity for this iteration.

With metta,
Jyotika
Assistant to the College of Public Preceptors
 

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vijaya

By sucimani on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:21

Who I am? I am just a little part of this process which is coming from the Buddha. … Disciple of disciple of disciple… Bhante ordained Srimala, Srimala ordained me… I am ordaining other people. I am just part of that process.

Vijaya

Vijaya’s Annals

In 1968 I was born in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was ten years old and called Indu Gajbhiye. I was studying in primary school. We all were six brothers and sisters living with father and mother in a small...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices - Aryavacin y Manjugita

By sanghadhara on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

I’m men’s Mitra Convenor in Nottingham, very actively involved with the Venezuelan Sangha and exploring William Blake’s legacy…

Aryavacin

…and I fell in love with the Order.
Manjugita

Track titles in English
01 Manjugita reading one of her poems ‘The Mirror’ (El Espejo) - the metaphors she delights in
02 Our ordinations – the impact on Sangha in Mexico and on Venezuelans
03 Our Order names – the meaning given at ordination, how we responded at the time, how...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Megha

By Satyalila on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 03:17

I knew I needed to have people who could reflect back, if I neglected what it was that I might need, as well as what the situation needed.

Megha’s Annals

In 1968 I was 15 years old, at secondary school, sitting the first major exams at the end of that year. Living with my younger sister, parents and two pets in a valley-suburb 10 miles from Wellington, New Zealand.

In 1978 I was in the middle year of Occupational Therapy training in the Wellington area. I’d...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Danayutta

By Satyalila on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 15:00

The moment she opened the door and I saw the Buddha… I felt fine.

Danayutta’s Annals
In 1968… not alive.

In 1978… not alive.

In 1988… I was 6 years old, just about to start primary school in a convent in Malaysia. I lived in a big house that my grandfather built, with my father’s extended family (there were his 7 siblings, plus grandmother and great grandmother, my two older brothers). There was a big mango tree in the garden with a fishpond underneath it that...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College Meeting

By Candradasa on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:02

Starting our coverage of the spring meeting of the Triratna Preceptors’ College - the group of experienced Buddhists who oversee ordinations worldwide into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

+ follow the Preceptors College for more from the week!

We hear from Saddhaloka - Chair of the College - on plans for ordination courses as the Order passes the landmark of having 2000 active members.

We also hear from Ratnadharini and Parambandhu, two of the deputy Chairs, on...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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