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Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College Meeting

By Candradasa on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:02

Starting our coverage of the spring meeting of the Triratna Preceptors’ College - the group of experienced Buddhists who oversee ordinations worldwide into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

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We hear from Saddhaloka - Chair of the College - on plans for ordination courses as the Order passes the landmark of having 2000 active members.

We also hear from Ratnadharini and Parambandhu, two of the deputy Chairs, on...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 21:35

Ordination at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 21:35

We’re delighted to announce the public ordination of Colum Lavelle at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on 3rd January 2016. 

He becomes Sthirabandhu - a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who is an unwavering kinsman’.

Public preceptor Arthapriya
Private preceptor Alokavira

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Pictures by Mahasiddhi.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

We are delighted to report the public ordinations of six more women at Adhisthana, UK, on Saturday 19th December 2015.

Public preceptor Parami
Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose strength is from compassion”. (Dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.) Westernised spelling Karunabala.
Private preceptor Padmavajri

Sioned Wynn becomes Prabhakari: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who illumines”. (Long second ‘a’, long ‘i’). Westernised spelling Prabhakari.
Private preceptor Dhammadinna

Nicki Cowburn becomes Varasakhi: a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble friend or companion”. (Long  ‘i’)...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

On Saturday 19th December 2015, six women were publicly ordained at Adhisthana.

In the photo, left to right back row - Karunabala, Dharmasetu, Prabhakari, Dayakarini. Front row - Varasakhi, Parami, Punyamala, Mokshadipa.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose Strength is from Compassion”. (dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.)...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination

By Saccanama on Sun, 15 Nov, 2015 - 10:51

In conversation with Saccanama, Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination at Akashavana in September this year, particularly high-lighting its significance for the Sangha jewel.

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Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

18 ordinations in India

By Munisha on Wed, 21 Oct, 2015 - 21:06

18 ordinations in India

By Munisha on Wed, 21 Oct, 2015 - 21:06

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following men at Hsuan Tsang Retreat centre, Bordharan, India, on 11th October 2015.

Public preceptor Amoghasiddhi
Private preceptor Amrutdeep

Y. K Jagatap from Thane becomes Pradnyaveer, which means “Wise hero”.
Private preceptor Nagaketu
Dhanaraj Dabrase from Katol becomes Karunaratna, which means “The jewel of compassion”.
Dattuji Gadage from Varud becomes Bodhinandan, which means “One who rejoices in Enlightenment”. 
Prakash Adhav from Varud becomes Tejomuni, which means “An illustrious sage”.
...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana and Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 7 Oct, 2015 - 07:48

Ordinations at Adhisthana and Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 7 Oct, 2015 - 07:48

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following men:

At Adhisthana on Saturday 26th September 2015:

Public Preceptor Sona
Douglas Hastings was re-admitted to the Order. Having previously been ordained as Ajitasena and later resigned, he retains the same name, which means ‘He who cannot be conquered’.
Private Preceptor: Sona

At Padmaloka on 1st October 2015:

Public preceptor Arthapriya
James Wilde became Dharmadhira, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘Steadfastness in the Dharma’. (Long ‘i’)
Westernised spelling: Dharmadhira
...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in India

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 23:30

Ordination in India

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 23:30

We are happy to announce the ordination of Gurbej Cchahal Singh on 9th August at Bor Dharan retreat centre near Nagpur, India.

Public preceptor: Chandrasil 
Private preceptor: Subhuti

He was given the name Kushalveer (Indian spelling) - Kusalavira (western spelling) - ‘ethical or skilful hero’.

Kushalveer is the first Punjab-born Order member.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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