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...
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
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...
Vidyatara is joined on the couch by Dhammarati, Chair of the Preceptors’ College. The conversation touches on the wide range of subjects that were covered over the last 10 days, friendship, the future of the College and unity in diversity. Dhammarati also reflects a little on his last 10 years as Chair.
Vidyatara stands in for the College’s intrepid reporter, Parami and has a chat with Karunadevi & Padmavajra. Tonight’s topics include discipleship, views, consciousness & friendship within the College.
Tonight Parami chats to Sanghadevi - a public preceptor for over 20 years - and Maitreyabandhu who joined the college in March of this year. As well as their impressions of the college, they movingly share with us their experience of a Skype meeting earlier today with Vajragita. Vajragita is not with us as she is unwell with terminal cancer and in today’s Skype with the college, she shared her thoughts and feelings about facing her death.
On day 2 of the College meeting Dhammadinna, one of the most experienced of the College, and Moksananda, member for the Spanish speaking community, talk about how their own Dharma practice is the basis for holding responsibility as a Preceptor.
Adhisthana is again playing host to the biannual College of Preceptors’ meeting, with 25 of the 34 active members on-site until 20 November. Each evening we’ll be uploading interviews with a range of the Preceptors who will talking to Parami - College member and International Order Convenor - about their daily highlights. A written summary of the meeting will also be available after it’s finished.
By Viryabodhi on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 09:19Rapport från Dharmagiri (september 2014)
Som alla troligen minns hade vi en osedvanligt vacker och varm september i år. Vädret passade perfekt för Sanghahelgen, då vi som vanligt vid denna tid på året mest arbetade utomhus, bl.a. med att ta ned lite träd och sly, byggde en tillfällig trapp till verkstaden, rensade i rabatter, grävde större grönsaksland m.m. Vi målade också det nya rummet på övervåningen i gröna huset och väggarna i korridoren utanför, i en vacker ljusgrön färg...
On 20 September 2014 at the Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden, Viriyavasin was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Satyaraja. This public Ordination followed the first Ordination Retreat held in Sweden.