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Preceptors' College Spring Meeting 2015 - Punyamala

By Vidyatara on Sun, 15 Mar, 2015 - 16:21
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.
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College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Spring Meeting 2015 - Sanghadevi & Moksananda

By Vidyatara on Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 - 21:48
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…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

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.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
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College of Public Preceptors

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - 09:47

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

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).
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58The following 17 women were ordained at Bhaja Retreat Centre, India, on 4th January 2015.

This is the largest number of women to enter the Triratna Buddhist Order in India at any one time, including the first ordinations of women from the state of Gujarat.

Private preceptor Jnanasuri
Public Preceptor Karunamaya

Shital Wankhede from Thane becomes Utpala - Blue Lotus.
Savita Kosambi from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) becomes Yashonanda - She who delights in success, glory and splendour.
Kalpana...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Happy 10th birthday, Akashavana!

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

Happy 10th birthday, Akashavana!

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Tiratanaloka is 20!

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44

Tiratanaloka is 20!

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44Tiratanaloka is Triratna’s UK retreat centre for women training for ordination. It’s 20 years since its foundation in a country house in a beautiful valley in the Brecon Beacons, south Wales.

Current team member Amritamati writes: “To mark the occasion, the current team invited all the current and previous trustees and resident team members for the first weekend of November: over 30 women from around the world. Of these, an impressive 26 attended, including all the original team:...
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College of Public Preceptors

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 16:15
Addressing the UK and Ireland Women’s Area Order weekend held at Adhisthana in December 2014, Public Preceptor Dhammadinna explores Sangharakshita’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)

Dhammadinna is introduced by fellow College member, Maitreyi...
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College of Public Preceptors

The November 2014 College Meeting - a summary video

By Vidyatara on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:32

The November 2014 College Meeting - a summary video

By Vidyatara on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:32An overview of the 2014 Preceptors’ College meeting featuring a message from Bhante, a Skype between Vajragita and the other preceptors which took place just over a week before her death and some insights into discussions about Direct Pointing, Discipleship and the Commonality process.

The video was shot, edited and produced by Moksananda
Triratna News
Triratna News

Norwegian sangha soars skywards

By Munisha on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:20

Norwegian sangha soars skywards

By Munisha on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:20Gunaketu reports on interesting developments in Triratna’s Norwegian sangha, who recently held a weekend retreat at a place called Skogly – which could be translated as “refuge in the woods”.

“We were to study the Shorter Sukhavativyuha Sutra, which has just been translated from Sanskrit into Norwegian by mitra David Welsh, a Scotsman who lives here. See below for an extract (in Norwegian and English) from this wonderful sutra, which opens up the Mahayana perspective on the Dharma and...

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