Vidyatara spends time with Subhuti & Parami talking about the day’s highlights, their long association, their experience of knowing and working with Dhammarati and the qualities that Saddhaloka will bring to chairing the College.
Vidyatara talks to long time friends and College comrades Dhammadinna & Nagabodhi about leadership, generational change, the role of elders, social change and right livelihood and the joys of rejoicing!
Parami draws out the international aspect of the College talking with Megha, one of the four Public Preceptors from Australia/New Zealand, and Yashosagar, one of the six Public Preceptors who oversee the ordination process in India.
Parami is joined by Punyamala, the newest member of the College, who talks about the experience of her first College meeting and how moving it was to witness the College rejoicing in Dhammarati as he officially finished his 10 year term as Chair.
Vidyatara is joined on the sofa by Sanghadevi and Moksananda to talk about the highlights of the College meeting so far - rejoicing in Manjuvajra and Padmasuri, studying with Subhuti and reflecting on Dhammarati’s time as Chair and Saddhaloka’s poetry…
By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59At a public ordination ceremony held at 2pm on Sunday 25th January at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Claus-Wilhelm Klinker became Achalabandhu: “Steadfast, unshakable friend”.
(The ‘a’s and the ‘u’ are short; the emphasis is on the fourth syllable.)
His private preceptor was Amogharatna and his public preceptor Padmavajra.
By Vidyatara on Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - 09:47Addressing the December 2014 UK and Ireland Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana UK Public Preceptor Dhammadinna explores Bhante’s definition of the Order as ‘the community of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples’ disciples and so on.’ (What is the Western Buddhist Order?, 2009).
By Munisha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:10In September 2004, Triratna (then the FWBO) became the proud owners of two ruined farmhouses, high in the mountains of Teruel, Spain.
Resident community members Acalavajri and Manigarbha write: “Ten years later, they are home to a thriving community and a remote and beautiful retreat centre: Akashavana, the ‘forest retreat of luminous space’. Primarily for the ordination of women, it also provides an amazing retreat experience for Dharmacharinis.
Over 140 women have had their public ordinations in...