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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!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 17:34

Women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 17:34

We’re delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained on 30th August at Ven. Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bor Dharan, Maharashtra, India:

Private Preceptor Vijaya
Public Preceptor Jnanasuri 

Anita Thool (South West Nagpur) becomes Amritanandi
Asha Nakhale (North Nagpur) becomes Shwetchitta
Shila Walke (North Nagpur) becomes Shubhrachitta 
Kusum Tembhurne (Pimpri Centre Pune) becomes Amritdharini 
Yamu Dhone (Amravati) becomes Amritamaya 
Prabha Shende (Amravati) becomes Ojoratna
Chanda Gedam (Amravati) becomes Aryasri
Anusaya Bhagat (Wardha) becomes Vinayasri
Sindhu...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Satyapurna's reflections on her ordination retreat in the Spanish mountains

By visuddhimati on Sat, 15 Aug, 2015 - 14:46

Here is a talk given at a special Sangha evening to welcome our new dharmacarinis back from their three month ordination retrea.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations - Akashavana, 6 June 2015

By Vidyatara on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 10:50

Public Ordinations - Akashavana, 6 June 2015

By Vidyatara on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 10:50

On 6 June 2015 at Akashavana, the Triratna Women’s Ordination Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 13 women from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the women with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyi, Padmasuri and Ratnadharini.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations - Guhyaloka, 4 May 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:40

Public Ordinations - Guhyaloka, 4 May 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:40

On 4 May 2015 at Guhyaloka, the Triratna Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 12 men from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the men with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyabandhu, Satyaraja and Moksananda.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordination - Berlin, 25 January 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:14

Public Ordination - Berlin, 25 January 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:14

On 25 January 2015 at the Berlin Buddhist Centre in Germany, Achalabandhu was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Padmavajra. 

On April 27 2015, Achalabandhu died in the Benjamin Franklin hospital in Berlin following a long illness.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Norwich Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 16:37

Ordination at Norwich Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 16:37

We are delighted to announce the public ordination of Sue Harrison at the Norwich Buddhist Centre at 2.30pm yesterday, 28th June, 2015.

Sue Harrison becomes Dayavandana, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose devotion is compassion’.

Westernised spelling as above.
Private Preceptor: Ratnavandana
Public Preceptor: Sanghadevi

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Handing on & Rejoicing - the March 2015 College Meeting

By Vidyatara on Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 17:32

Handing on & Rejoicing - the March 2015 College Meeting

By Vidyatara on Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 17:32

At the March 2015 College meeting, after 10 years as Chair of the Triratna Preceptors’ College, Dhammarati hands on to Saddhaloka. In learning what the role of Chair of the College is, what the job has meant to him and the many qualities he has brought to it, we get a sense of Dhammarati and mark this important transition to Saddhaloka as the new Chair of the College.

If you are interested in hearing more about what was discussed and covered during the...

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