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Welcome Back New Order Members at London Buddhist Centre

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 10:44

Welcome Back New Order Members at London Buddhist Centre

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 10:44

Inspiring short talks from order members recently back from long retreats in Spain.

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day 4 - History of the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 17:51

Day 4 - History of the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 17:51

The general history of the Preceptors’ College - the body responsible for ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order, produced by Saccanama for the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

See all posts from the International Council 2016

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana, June 18th 2016

By parami on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 18:30

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana, June 18th 2016

By parami on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 18:30

We are delighted to announce the names of the new dharmacharinis publicly ordained at Adhisthana on the 18th of June 2016.

Queridos hermanas y hermanos,
nos da un gran placer anunciar los nombres de las dharmacharinis que han recibido su ordenación publica en Adhisthana el día 18 de Junio de 2016.

Public Preceptor Parami:
Virginia Gonzalez becomes Hadayasiri, a Pali name meaning She who has Beauty in her Heart (La que tiene belleza en...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:45

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:45

We are delighted to announce the names of 20 Dharmacharis ordained on Monday 2nd May at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain.

Public preceptor Purna
Donald Woolford
becomes Acalamuni 
A Sanskrit name meaning: “Sage who Is unwavering” (Westernised spelling Achalamuni)
Private preceptor Ratnavyuha

Public preceptor Moksananda
Armando Velasco becomes Medhāvin
A Sanskrit name meaning: “The man Of wisdom” (Westernised spelling Medhavin)
Private preceptor Samamati

Ivan Trujillo becomes Saṅghadhara
A Sanskrit name meaning “Supporter/upholder of the Sangha” (Westernised spelling Sanghadhara)
Private preceptor Keturaja

...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Purna

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Mar, 2016 - 14:09

A great interview with Purna by Nagabodhi, who has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since the late 1970s and is attending his first meeting of the Preceptors College. We hear the history of the Triratna community in New Zealand and Australia, and the continuing process of ordination training in the southern hemisphere.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna and Padmavajra talk about the retreats for private preceptors

By Saccanama on Mon, 14 Mar, 2016 - 11:38

One of the major areas of work for the public preceptors is the training of private preceptors, of whom there are now well over 200 worldwide. Separate retreats for men and women private preceptors happen every year at Adhisthana and Padmavajra and Dhammadinna, who have been involved in them for 10 years or more, share their reflections about these retreats.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Ashokashri

By Saccanama on Sun, 13 Mar, 2016 - 09:47

Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri -  who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu on developments in the Guhyaloka ordination course

By Saccanama on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 13:46

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu led the 4-month ordination course for men at Guhyaloka last year and began a 3-year process of implementing changes to the course. Here they explain some of their reasons for these developments.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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.

+ follow the Preceptors College for more from the week!

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.

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