On February 23rd 2018, just before the start of the International Order Convention in India two Mitras - one man and one woman - were ordained in Bodhgaya. This Newsbyte from Clear Vision gives us a flavour of that occasion and, amidst the busyness and noise around the Mahabodhi Temple, we get a sense of following in the footsteps of the Buddha as Mokshasara and Shramanveer join the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Update: The ordination of Mokshasara and Shramanveer is now over - watch again here or on Facebook!
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As we close the week-long Order retreat and turn towards our Convention marking the 50th anniversary of Triratna and the Order itself, we are in Bodhgaya, India, to bring you live coverage of a public ordination under the Bodhi tree.
Carunalaka writes from Australia: “It’s a little-known fact that Vajradharini, from Pune, India, has been making kesas for the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order for the past seven years.
Recently I suggested there were many people who would be delighted to ‘meet’ the woman who makes these items, given to members of the Order at their ordinations. I persuaded her to speak to camera - in English - even though she was very shy about doing so.
On 23 April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after being on a Going for Refuge Retreat at Cintamani Retreat Centre.
Parami also tells us about how 6 women from Venezuela came to be invited to the event.
*Updated* Welcome to the Order, Medhahshri and Chittavan!
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Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade.
Both have already been ordained privately and given their...