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...
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!
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...
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.
By Suryaprabha on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 17:36TWOMINUTES 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 (:
By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03THISIS 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.
THEDVD 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.
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...
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...
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…