On 23 April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after being on a Going for Refuge Retreat at Cintamani Retreat Centre.
Parami also tells us about how 6 women from Venezuela came to be invited to the event.
Parami is well known to many of us …. currently she is one the international order conveners, but is also known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as one of the early order members setting up the Valencia Buddhist Centre. Closer to home, and beyond that, she is much-loved for her open-hearted and straightforward commitment to bringing about the arising of bodhicitta, the intention for our community to benefit all being’.
On the International gathering she is offering this workshop -
Today we report on a group of women practising the Dharma in a really challenging environment: Venezuela.
You might have missed it, but Venezuela is in the middle of a severe political and economic crisis. According to Bloomberg, the annual inflation rate is about 1200%. With Brexit going on, here in the UK the rate is around 1.8%, and that’s considered high. Food and medicine shortages and a currency nosedive are just some of the problems Venezuelans are facing.
El Centro Budista de Valencia, Spain, was 25 years old in November last year. In the latest NewsByte video from Clear Vision, we see the celebrations and hear Moksananda and Parami talk about the centre’s early days as Triratna’s first centre in a Spanish-speaking country – in Spanish and English with subtitles.
As Moksananda said in his anniversary talk, Valencia Buddhist Centre is “a context, a vehicle, for the Three Jewels: for the Enlightened mind of the Buddha,...