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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...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Ordination Will Change Your Life

By Rijupatha on Thu, 24 Apr, 2014 - 14:05
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a personal account from Padmavajra, one of the main teachers at Padmaloka Retreat Centre for men. In “Ordination Will Change Your Life” he evokes the Three Jewels as the great love of a life centred on the heart’s concerns. The full talk entitled, “First Love” was given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2005

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Why Ordination, Why An Order?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 21 Apr, 2014 - 17:40
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear “Why Ordination, Why An Order,” from a talk given on a weekend retreat for women mitras at Tiratanaloka. In this excerpt, Maitreyi shares her personal journey of requesting ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order. From the full talk: “Why Ordination, Why An Order”.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in Sydney and Spain

By lokabandhu on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 05:21

Ordinations in Sydney and Spain

By lokabandhu on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 05:21Sona and Maniraja write from Sydney and Spain, with news of three ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order. From Sydney, Sona says “We held the Public Ordination of Glen Davies at the Sydney Buddhist Centre at noon on 22nd March 2014. He becomes Nandavani, “He whose Voice is Joyful”, written with a line above the third a, and a dot under the third n. The public ordination was a very joyful event attended by about 60 people packing out the...
Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Why ordination? Why an Order?

By vajratara on Tue, 11 Feb, 2014 - 14:08
Last weekend Tiratanaloka hosted a weekend for women mitras exploring why we have an Order and what ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order involves. Listen to Maitreyi’s talk from the weekend - great for those thinking of asking for Ordination, those who are training for Ordination and those who want to ponder the significance of being Ordained!
Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Why Ordination? Why an Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 20:01

Why Ordination? Why an Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 20:01A weekend retreat for women mitras to discuss these and any other questions with the wider women’s mitra sangha and with the team; Satyadakini, a newer and younger order member, Dayapakshini and Santasiddhi, both experienced dharmacharinis, and private preceptors and Padmasuri and Maitreyi, both members of the college of public preceptors. We’ll be having talks, meditation and puja, small and larger discussion groups.

It’s also a chance to visit Tiratanaloka if you haven’t been here before. The retreat centre...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Introducing the Preceptors' College

By Munisha on Fri, 24 Jan, 2014 - 16:36

Introducing the Preceptors' College

By Munisha on Fri, 24 Jan, 2014 - 16:36Ever wondered what the Triratna Preceptors’ College is? Who are they? What do they do? And, why? Any idea what they live on?

Vidyatara explains, giving some background to Public preceptor Moksananda’s quirky “home movie” created during the recent College meeting at Adhisthana, in Herefordshire, UK.

“The College of Public Preceptors of the Triratna Buddhist Order is a group of 33 women and men, longterm Order members as well as good friends, from all over...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Why Ask for Ordination?

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:37

Why Ask for Ordination?

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:37An afternoon for women mitras to explore the process behind deepening spiritual commitment through asking for ordination, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss. With Amarapuspa, Dayapakshini, Vijayasri & Sucimani. Sunday 26th January 2-5pm.

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