The moment she opened the door and I saw the Buddha… I felt fine.
Danayutta’s Annals In 1968… not alive.
In 1978… not alive.
In 1988… I was 6 years old, just about to start primary school in a convent in Malaysia. I lived in a big house that my grandfather built, with my father’s extended family (there were his 7 siblings, plus grandmother and great grandmother, my two older brothers). There was a big mango tree in the garden with a fishpond underneath it that...
On February 23rd 2018, just before the start of the International Order Convention in India two Mitras - one man and one woman - were ordained in Bodhgaya. This Newsbyte from Clear Vision gives us a flavour of that occasion and, amidst the busyness and noise around the Mahabodhi Temple, we get a sense of following in the footsteps of the Buddha as Mokshasara and Shramanveer join the Triratna Buddhist Order.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 07:13
A group of three excellent short talks given by a selection of the women’s wing of the Order at the 2018 Convention in Bodhgaya, India. The first in a two-part series exploring contemporary views from within the Order of practice, gender, and our teachers, each also a celebration of the equal ordination of women as a core principle in Triratna’s foundations.
Update: The ordination of Mokshasara and Shramanveer is now over - watch again here or on Facebook!
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As we close the week-long Order retreat and turn towards our Convention marking the 50th anniversary of Triratna and the Order itself, we are in Bodhgaya, India, to bring you live coverage of a public ordination under the Bodhi tree.
2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony. These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order. The...
This long weekend is a celebration of our community and its unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path. There has not been such a Great Gathering for many years and the team, drawn from Tiratanaloka, Taraloka and Buddhafield look forward to welcoming you - women who have requested ordination and dharmacharinis - to gather at Taraloka for rituals, chanting, talks, discussion, meditation, workshops and the pleasure of each other’s company. We are expecting large numbers...
We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17th December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre, at Bhaja, in India.
This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.
Public preceptor Jnanasuri Private preceptor Karunamaya Sunanda Popatkar, Nagpur, becomes Shraddhakirti meaning “She who is famous for faith”. Sujata Thool, Wardha, becomes Maitrijaya meaning “She who conquers with loving kindness”. Smita Jadhav, Mumbai,...