The Buddhist Centre:
buddhism for today
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Metta Vihara, The Netherlands

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 - 00:56

Ordination at Metta Vihara, The Netherlands

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 - 00:56Jan Deckers from Ghent, Belgium, was publicly ordained at Metta Vihara retreat centre in The Netherlands on Sunday 28th September.

Jan becomes Dhammavedin - “He who is inspired by the Dhamma”.

His private preceptor was Dhammaketu; his public preceptor Mahamati.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!




Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Padmaloka, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 16:35

Ordinations at Padmaloka, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 16:35The following two men were publicly ordained at Padmaloka retreat centre in the UK on the afternoon of Thursday 25th September 2014.

Gary Schooler becomes Amalavacha - “He who speaks from the Sspotless”.

Richard Weeden becomes Garavachitta - “He whose mind turns to reverence”.

Their private preceptor was Mahasraddha; their public preceptor Saddhaloka.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Sweden

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

Ordination in Sweden

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Sep, 2014 - 17:10Fredrik Broman was publicly ordained at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, north of Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 20th September at 12.00 local time.

He becomes Viriyavasin, a Pali name meaning ‘He who has mastery of his energy’.

His private preceptor was Bodhiketu; his public preceptor was Satyaraja.

This is the first Triratna ordination retreat to be conducted in Sweden.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 18:26

Ordination at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 18:26On Wednesday 17th September, Eric Wentworth was publicly ordained at Aryaloka Retreat Centre in New Hampshire, USA.

He becomes Rijupatha: ‘He who is on the path of uprightness’.

The Sanskrit spelling is Rjupatha, with a dot under the ‘R’. The Westernised spelling is Rijupatha, without diacritics.

His private preceptor was Bodhipaksa, and his public preceptor was Dhammarati.

(Rijupatha is a member of the team running Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online.)

Sadhu!...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

North American Convention 2014: Rijupatha's Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - 14:20

North American Convention 2014: Rijupatha's Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - 14:20
We got off to the best of starts last night at the 2014 North American Trirtana Buddhist Order Convention - with the ordination of Eric Wentworth (part of The Buddhist Centre Online/Free Buddhist Audio team!) as Rijupatha. ‘Riju’ is ‘ethical uprightness’ and ‘patha’ is ‘Path’. A perfect lead-in to four days of practice and exchange to...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes Podcast #382 - 'Padmasambhava at Work' by Parami

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - 20:21
Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast here

Support FBA today!

Find magic and ritual in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Padmasambhava at Work’. Parami shares what it’s like ordaining someone – a channel to the transcendental. She talks about her personal link with Sangharakshita and the birth story of Padmasambhava and his taking Buddhism to Tibet – the marriage of cognition, feeling and emotion. From the talk ‘Energy At Its Most Abundant’ by...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30The following women were publicly ordained during a bilingual Spanish-English retreat at Akashavana yesterday, 12th September 2014:

Public preceptor Dayanandi:
Ursula Tidd becomes Dharmakarunya, a Sanskrit name meaning “She Whose Compassion is from the Dharma”. (Long third and final ‘a’; dot under the ‘n’.)
Westernised spelling: Dharmakarunya
Private preceptor Samantabhadri

Sarah Bedworth becomes Sraddhagupta, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is protected by Faith”. (Accent over the ‘s’; long second and final ‘a’s.)
Westernised spelling: Shraddhagupta
Private preceptor...
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Myself, the dragon and St George - reflections on Ordination

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 2 Sep, 2014 - 07:32
What is it like to engage with ordination? This is a personal account of one person’s experience of attending the men’s ordination retreat at Guhyaloka in 2014.

It’s an honest and revealling exploration of the inner work done drawing on the work of Joseph Campbell and the myth of St George and the Dragon.
The SoundCloud content at https://soundcloud.com/sydneybuddhistcentre/myself-the-dragon-and-st-george-reflections-on-ordination is not available, or it is set to private.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Aug, 2014 - 00:18

Ordination at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Aug, 2014 - 00:18Jill Vernon of the West Midlands Sangha, UK, was publicly ordained at Adhisthana on Monday 25th August.

She becomes Moksapuspa (dots under each ’s’ and long final ‘a’), which means in Sanskrit ‘She who is a flower of liberation’. The westernised spelling is Mokshapushpa. Her private preceptor was Suchitta and her public preceptor Parami.

The ordination took place on the first day of the Women’s European Order Convention, following a small private ordination retreat at Taraloka. The...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Chair-elect for the College of Public Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:45

New Chair-elect for the College of Public Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:45Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors has announced the election of Saddhaloka as its new Chair, to take over from Dhammarati in 2015.

The Chair of the Preceptors’ College is elected by the College every five years. Dhammarati will come to the end of his second term in August 2015 and Saddhaloka is expected to take up the position in the first half of next year. Saddhaloka is currently based in Padmaloka as part of the men’s ordination...

Pages