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

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - 20:21
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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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Sheffield, UK

By Munisha on Sun, 20 Jul, 2014 - 20:56

Ordination in Sheffield, UK

By Munisha on Sun, 20 Jul, 2014 - 20:56Sally Birch (of Sheffield, previously of Deal) was ordained privately on Thursday 17th July at Tiratanaloka, and publicly on Saturday 19th July at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre, UK.

She becomes Dayaraksita (long second and last ‘a’s, and a dot under the ’s’), a sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Protected by Kindness’.

Westernised spelling: Dayarakshita

Private preceptor Subhadramati, public preceptor Ratnadharini

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:

  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in Ladakh, part-funded
  • ...
The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Jnanasuri & Karunamaya - Kalyana Mitrata with super powers...

By Vidyatara on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 22:02

Introducing Jnanasuri & Karunamaya - Kalyana Mitrata with super powers...

By Vidyatara on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 22:02This is the first interview in our series introducing the members of the Preceptors’ College:

Jnanasuri and Karunamaya are the two Public Preceptors responsible for the women’s Ordination process in India. Together with Private Preceptors Vajrasuri and Vijaya plus a team of 15, they support the 800-900 women training for ordination across India. Here they talk about what inspires them, what makes them happy and why they need super powers…
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 2

By Munisha on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 10:53

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 2

By Munisha on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 10:53Continuing our re-release of Clear Vision’s FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, we bring you Newsreel 2 (55 mins) released in spring 1992, with reports on
  • the FWBO in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Order conventions
  • the launch of Facing Mount Kanchenjunga
  • major changes at the Croydon Buddhist Centre
  • Kalyanavaca’s ordination at Taraloka, and
  • a special feature on Sangharakshita’s January tour of India

​Over 20 years ago, Clear Vision was founded by Mokshapriya to produce professional video for the FWBO, later to become Triratna. As well as videoing...
Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Going For Refuge Retreats

By Sanghanistha on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 12:12

Going For Refuge Retreats

By Sanghanistha on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 12:12The Ten Pillars Retreat, Transcendental Principle, Summer Camp 1 and Summer Camp 2 are now full.

But there are still spaces on:
What is the Order? 14th - 23rd of May
5 day - Entering The Greater Mandala 18th - 23rd July
System Of Meditation and Ordination Retreat 12th - 26th September
How to Serve the Sangha and be a True Individual 7th - 14th November
Spiritual Friendship...

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