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Forthcoming ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 08:26

Forthcoming ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 08:26Three major public ordination ceremonies will be held in the next few days, welcoming men and women from around the world into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

From Guhyaloka in Spain, Maniraja writes to say - “The private Ordinations of the men attending the 4 month Guhyaloka retreat will take place between June 2nd and 4th and the public Ordination ceremony - by invitation only - will take place at 12pm local Spanish time on Monday 11th June 2012”. From...
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New fundraising initiatives in India to support ordination work

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12

New fundraising initiatives in India to support ordination work

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12The India Dhamma Trust is a Triratna project dedicated to raising funds to support the men’s and women’s Ordination Teams in India. Here - and in the accompanying video - Manjusiha interviews fellow IDT trustee Amalavajra about the Trust, his recent trip to India and the launch of an exciting new phase for the Trust.

MS: How did you get involved in the IDT?
AV: I’ve been a fundraiser for the...
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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!

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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