The Buddhist Centre: buddhism for today
Triratna News
Triratna News

An Ordination in America

By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 Mar, 2012 - 06:22

An Ordination in America

By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 Mar, 2012 - 06:22Karunadevi writes from Aryaloka, Triratna’s retreat centre in New Hampshire, USA, with the news of a recent ordinations. She says - “I’m very happy to announce that a public ordination took place on Sunday afternoon, March 4, at Aryaloka Retreat Centre. Joan Rochette, from Aryaloka, becomes Kavyadrishti, ‘Vision of a sage.’
The name is Sanskrit”.

Karunadevi was both her private and public preceptor.

SADHU!

...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Two ordinations in Australia

By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Jan, 2012 - 11:58

Two ordinations in Australia

By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Jan, 2012 - 11:58Sona writes from Australia with news of the first ordinations of 2012, saying -

“On Saturday 21 Jan 2012 at Triratna’s Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney, Australia, David Spotswood and Guy Holden had their public ordinations attended by about 120 family, friends and sangha. This was the last day of a 2 week men’s ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat and the beginning of the 4-day Australasian Triratna Buddhist Order Convention.

The ceremony was conducted outdoors and the auspicious...
Triratna News
Triratna News

new community forms at Akashavana women’s retreat centre in Spain

By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 Dec, 2011 - 05:55

new community forms at Akashavana women’s retreat centre in Spain

By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 Dec, 2011 - 05:55Acalavajri writes with news from Akashavana, a Triratna women’s retreat centre in the mountains above Valderrobres in eastern Spain, where a new community is forming to caretake the Centre. She says -

“A new community is forming, to start in the Spring and we’d like to introduce ourselves …

Although our experiences in the Triratna Order are different, what unites us is a love of Akashavana and a desire to work in together to realise the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Three Ordinations in Mexico

By lokabandhu on Mon, 28 Nov, 2011 - 14:21

Three Ordinations in Mexico

By lokabandhu on Mon, 28 Nov, 2011 - 14:21Moksananda writes from Triratna’s booming Mexico Buddhist Centre with news of three ordinations, saying - “The following men had their Public Ordination on Sunday, 27th October at Cintamani retreat centre in Mexico:

José Luis Reveles Barrientos becomes Nagabandhu, meaning ‘He who is a friend or brother of the nagas’.

Miguel Ángel Cobos Orozco becomes Manjubodhi, meaning ‘Gentle, lovely, beautiful Awakening’.

Roberto Martínez Alonso becomes Maitriketu, meaning ‘He who is a ray or comet of friendliness...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Six men ordained at Padmaloka

By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Oct, 2011 - 06:23

Six men ordained at Padmaloka

By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Oct, 2011 - 06:23The following men had their Public Ordinations on Thursday, 13th October:

Stephen Hudson becomes CHITRAMATI, ‘He who has an excellent or distinguished mind’
(Private Preceptor Jinapalita)

Julian Drury becomes NANDAJAYA, ‘Joyful Victory’
(Private Preceptor Saddhaloka)

Tony Keogh becomes MAITRIKAYA, (long second A) ‘Body or Person of Loving Kindness’
(Private Preceptor Dharmadipa)

Vincent Stokes becomes SATYAVASIN (long third A), ‘He who abides, dwells in the truth’
(Private Preceptor Paramabandhu)

Ian Carter becomes...

Pages