In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Bodhipakshini in Reflections On An Ordination Retreat. As part of a welcome back evening for new Order members, Bodhipakshini reflects on her experience of the recent 3-month retreat in Spain during which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Who I am? I am just a little part of this process which is coming from the Buddha. … Disciple of disciple of disciple… Bhante ordained Srimala, Srimala ordained me… I am ordaining other people. I am just part of that process.
In 1968 I was born in Nagpur.
In 1978 I was ten years old and called Indu Gajbhiye. I was studying in primary school. We all were six brothers and sisters living with father and mother in a small...
I’m men’s Mitra Convenor in Nottingham, very actively involved with the Venezuelan Sangha and exploring William Blake’s legacy…
…and I fell in love with the Order. Manjugita
Track titles in English 01 Manjugita reading one of her poems ‘The Mirror’ (El Espejo) - the metaphors she delights in 02 Our ordinations – the impact on Sangha in Mexico and on Venezuelans 03 Our Order names – the meaning given at ordination, how we responded at the time, how...
I knew I needed to have people who could reflect back, if I neglected what it was that I might need, as well as what the situation needed.
In 1968 I was 15 years old, at secondary school, sitting the first major exams at the end of that year. Living with my younger sister, parents and two pets in a valley-suburb 10 miles from Wellington, New Zealand.
In 1978 I was in the middle year of Occupational Therapy training in the Wellington area. I’d...