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Las Venezolanas

By Aryanisha on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Las Venezolanas

By Aryanisha on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

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.

In the midst of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Lord of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 19:59

Yesterday we heard a bit from Parami about her connection with Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion (with translation into Hindi), before listening to a lecture Bhante gave titled ‘The Jewel in the Lotus’ which you can listen to here on Free Buddhist Audio.

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College of Public Preceptors

Slideshow of ordinations at Adhisthana June 2016

By Saccanama on Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 10:57

Slideshow of ordinations at Adhisthana June 2016

By Saccanama on Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 10:57

A more detailed than usual set of photos of the recent ordinations of 3 Mexicans and 3 Spaniards at Adhisthana, photos courtesy of Dhammarati.

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

Queridos hermanas y hermanos,
nos da un gran placer anunciar los nombres de las dharmacharinis que han recibido su ordenación...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Valencia Buddhist Centre @ 25

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 - 11:46

Valencia Buddhist Centre @ 25

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 - 11:46

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,...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Valencia 25th Anniversary - NewsByte (con subtitulos en español)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 13:47

Valencia 25th Anniversary - NewsByte (con subtitulos en español)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 29 Mar, 2016 - 13:47

In November 2015, the Valencia Buddhist Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary. 

It was the first Triratna Buddhist Centre in a Spanish-speaking country.

College of Public Preceptors
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.

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’)...

College of Public Preceptors
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’.)...

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