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...
By lokabandhu on Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 - 13:39Sanghanistha writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s retreat centre in Norfolk and home of the European men’s ordination training process. They’re planning a one-year intensive - a course of retreats and other events open to men who’ve asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He says -
“The course starts at Padmaloka with our Going for Refuge retreat at the beginning of July. After that we pack up our rucksacks and travel down to Devon to be part...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Mar, 2013 - 06:02Ratnadharini writes with news of an ordination in Sheffield, UK, saying - “I am delighted to introduce a new Order Member to you: Gemma Lyus was privately ordained by Punyamala last Thursday morning, during a dedicated ordination retreat at Tiratanaloka; her public ordination then took place at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre last weekend, on Saturday 16th March - with myself as Public Preceptor.
She becomes Kamalanandi, ‘She Who Delights in the Red Lotus’.
Ok, time to tidy up the rest of the rich Dharma material from India and the Order Convention…
To start us off, here is a strong, beautiful talk by Parami from the final day, bringing us back to the task in hand as members of an Order and as Buddhists: engaging with breaking the fetters and weakening the hold that self-clinging exerts upon our minds and our ways of seeing things.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 - 20:13Padmavajra writes with news of Triratna’s first ordination of 2013 - in Estonia! He says - “Dear Friends, I am delighted to be able to tell you that Taivo Org has been ordained today, Sunday 6th January at Budakoda, Triratna’s Buddhist centre in Tallinn, Estonia.
He is now known as Bodhikara, (the first ‘a’ is long) which means ‘One Who Cultivates Enlightenment’.
Saddhaloka is his Private Preceptor and I his Public Preceptor. With metta, Padmavajra”
By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Dec, 2012 - 06:39We’re delighted to announce that on Friday 14th December Noé Santos had his Public Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order at Chintamani Retreat Centre, in Mexico.
He became Dhirabodhi, meaning ‘He whose Awakening is firm and resolute’. In Spanish it is ‘Aquel cuyo Despertar es firme y decidido’.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 - 06:35Dharmashalin writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s long-established retreat centre in Norfolk UK with some unexpected news: the Mitras have taken over! He elaborates:
“At the beginning of December, during a gap in Padmaloka’s busy schedule, we had an event here that may be the first of its kind: a group of GfR Mitras hosting a retreat at Padmaloka! The four mitras concerned have been living at Padmaloka this year, doing the 2012 Triratna One Year Intensive. They...
By lokabandhu on Mon, 17 Sep, 2012 - 06:13Parami writes with the delightful news of the ordinations of a very international group of ten women into the Triratna Buddhist Order, saying - “The following women had their public ordinations at Akashavana in Spain on 14th September 2012:
Louisa Drewett (Norwich, UK) becomes Sraddhadhi (acute accent over ‘s’, long second ‘a’, and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name which means ‘she who has wisdom with faith’; westernised spelling: Shraddhadhi; private preceptor: Kalyanasri.
By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Sep, 2012 - 04:09Four women from our regional sangha were ordained this week in the mountains of spain.
Shiela Groonell (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Lilasiddhi (long first ‘i’, long ‘a’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘accomplishment through play’; westernised spelling: Lilasiddhi; private preceptor: Ashokashri.
Debby Cardwell (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Vikasasri (long first ‘a’, acute accent above ‘s’, and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘the radiance of opening the heart and serenity’; westernised spelling: Vikasashri; private preceptor:...