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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.
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

Thunder, bats, preceptors

By Suryaprabha on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 17:36

Thunder, bats, preceptors

By Suryaprabha on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 17:36TWO MINUTES of typically elemental Guhyaloka, one of two Triratna retreat centres in Spain. I was there to help with maintenance and building. I had no proper camera ): - but I had a small Canon HF10 with a mic and an iPhone 4 (:

See more http://lightsinthesky.org
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

History of the FWBO - Part One

By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03

History of the FWBO - Part One

By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03THIS IS a version of An Opening of the Heart with English subtitles burnt in for people for whom English is not their first language or are, like me, hard of hearing.

THE DVD versions come with Hindi, Spanish, Finnish and German subtitles included.

INCIDENTALLY there are French subtitles but only for the first half. If anyone would like to complete the task I’d be very pleased indeed...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Eleven ordinations in the UK and Spain

By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Sep, 2013 - 12:14

Eleven ordinations in the UK and Spain

By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Sep, 2013 - 12:14Saddhaloka and Parami write from Triratna’s Padmaloka and Akashavana retreat centres with the delightful news of 11 ordinations. Saddhaloka says - “The following men had their Public Ordination on Thursday 12th September:

David Weston becomes Saddhabhaya - ‘One who is Fearless through Faith’ (Private Preceptor Jnanavaca)

Sean Whelan becomes Dharmada - ‘He who is a Giver of the Dharma’ (Private Preceptor Prajnabandhu.

And Parami writes - “Me alegro informar a la Orden que se ha celebrado la...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Viradhamma: North America and Beyond

By Rijupatha on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 20:29
Viradhamma joins us by Skype from the San Francisco Buddhist Center to talk about the many projects he is involved with in North America and abroad.

As a member of the North American men’s ordination training team, he speaks to the challenges and changes the ordination process has experienced in this part of the world and what inspires him about working with the men.

He also talks about his work with the North American...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Karunadevi: Ordaining Women in North America

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 19:49
A great conversation with Karunadevi, my Private Preceptor from San Francisco, and the first American Public Preceptor, about following a vision - one that started when she first encountered our community in the mid-’80s. Shortly after becoming a Mitra, Karunadevi knew that she wanted to help other women practice in the sangha, to be able to become Mitras and eventually join the Order itself…
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Major New Series of Talks by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 20:14

Major New Series of Talks by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 20:14Over on Padmaloka’s space you’ll now find the complete set of a major new series of 8 talks by Subhuti entitled ‘The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life’, along with a question-and-answer session on the material.

This series was given by Subhuti on the System of Practice retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination. In these talks, Subhuti delves into the fundamental principles behind ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhafield's First Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 23 May, 2013 - 19:38

Buddhafield's First Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 23 May, 2013 - 19:38A great archival video from Clear Vision about the first ordination from the Buddhafield community into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Aditya, ordained by Urgyen Sangharakshita himself - in a bluebell wood no less…!

Watch more from Clear Vision
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination celebrated in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 05:29

Ordination celebrated in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 05:29

Buddhadasa writes from New Zealand to say - “I am delighted to introduce a new Order Member to you: Guy Parsons was privately ordained by Sanjiva while on retreat over the past two weeks, and then publicly ordained on Sunday 7th April at Triratna’s Sudarshanaloka retreat centre, with myself, Buddhadasa as his Public Preceptor. He becomes Nityadana, ‘he who is constantly giving’ ”.

Ratnavuhya fills in a bit more of the detail, saying - “We had a...

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