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Letter from the College – June

By ratnadharini on Fri, 30 Jun, 2023 - 15:42

Letter from the College – June

By ratnadharini on Fri, 30 Jun, 2023 - 15:42

Dear Order members and friends,

My experience this month has been dominated by preparing for, and enacting, a 150 mile pilgrimage from where Sangharakshita was born in Tooting, London, on 26th August 1925, to Adhisthana, Herefordshire, where he lived the last – and some of the happiest – years of his life, dying on 30th October 2018. Having had the inspiration for the pilgrimage, I realised I could share the experience with others and open it up as a fundraising initiative...

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Day Seven #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Weald to Gt Barrington

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jun, 2023 - 03:29

Day Seven #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Weald to Gt Barrington

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jun, 2023 - 03:29

Day 7: Weald to Great Barrington, 12 miles. Wheat-fields, storm-clouds, and Ratnadharini’s mythic motivation… ⛅️🌾🌝  

Ratnadharini writes:

A relatively easy day across fields and through a few small villages, with houses, churches, drystone walls and stiles of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. I’m actually staying in Burford, taking a bus there and back again tomorrow morning. Planning to set out at 5.30, as tomorrow is 19.5 miles and the forecast is for heavy rain and thunder… will let you know how it goes!

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#PilgrimageUnlimited: Contribute to the future of women's ordinations... 🥳✨🧘‍♂️

By akasajoti on Sun, 18 Jun, 2023 - 01:40

#PilgrimageUnlimited: Contribute to the future of women's ordinations... 🥳✨🧘‍♂️

By akasajoti on Sun, 18 Jun, 2023 - 01:40

Ratnadharini is at the half-way point of her 150 mile pilgrimage between the places of Sangharakshita’s birth and death; and, we have reached 70% of her fundraising target.

Having lived for 15 years at Tiratanaloka, before taking on the property search, purchase and renovation of Adhisthana, Tiratanaloka Unlimited is a project close to her heart. For the last three and a half years she has been serving our Order and Community as the Chair...

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Friends wishing Ratnadharini well halfway through #PilgrimageUnlimited… 🌞

By akasajoti on Sun, 18 Jun, 2023 - 01:06

Friends wishing Ratnadharini well halfway through #PilgrimageUnlimited… 🌞

By akasajoti on Sun, 18 Jun, 2023 - 01:06

Today, on Ratnadharini’s rest day, we can share here more messages of well-wishing to Ratnadharini from friends who’ve been inspired to sponsor her pilgrimage and support Tiratanaloka Unlimited.

Here are Dhammagita (ahem 🥸), Lokeshvara, the Order Office team on their annual camping trip, Prajnanita, and Prasadacarin.

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Day Five #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Wallingford to Abingdon

By akasajoti on Fri, 16 Jun, 2023 - 22:14

Day Five #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Wallingford to Abingdon

By akasajoti on Fri, 16 Jun, 2023 - 22:14

Day Five was a 13 mile stretch, of wildflowers and familiar landscapes, arriving (or rather, skipping…) into Ratnadharini’s hometown of Abingdon, where she is visiting her mum for a rest day tomorrow. At this halfway point, she reflects on the how supported she feels by the Sangha, and on the purpose of the whole thing: to support women’s ordination training in Triratna…🌼🎉🙏🏻

She writes:

Day five - Wallingford to Abingdon, 13 miles. Still hot, and route a bit more exposed. Entering familiar territory skirting...

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More well-wishing from friends and donors…💕 #PilgrimageUnlimited

By akasajoti on Fri, 16 Jun, 2023 - 16:00

More well-wishing from friends and donors…💕 #PilgrimageUnlimited

By akasajoti on Fri, 16 Jun, 2023 - 16:00

We’ve been sending messages of well-wishing to Ratnadharini from friends who’ve been inspired to sponsor her pilgrimage and support Tiratanaloka Unlimited. 💕

Here are Vajrashura, Dharmashalin, Amarapuspa, Maitrinara, Viryanaya; Akasajoti; the Adhisthana Women’s community; and Satyabodhini.

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Day Four #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Henley to Wallingford

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jun, 2023 - 22:09

Day Four #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Henley to Wallingford

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jun, 2023 - 22:09

Emergency provisions, flowering dog roses, and a pre-historic ridgeway through beech woodlands… 🪄🌹🦖🌳

Ratnadharini writes:

Day four - Henley to Wallingford; a mere 12.5 miles, mainly on beautiful tracks through beech woods. The final section was along the chalky Ridgeway path; I’m familiar with other sections, but not this one - which is accompanied by the prehistoric Grim’s Ditch. Forgot to bring lunch, so survived on emergency rations of peanuts and an energy bar - then came across a Church offering free tea and...

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Day Three #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Windsor to Henley

By akasajoti on Wed, 14 Jun, 2023 - 23:39

Day Three #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Windsor to Henley

By akasajoti on Wed, 14 Jun, 2023 - 23:39

Brambles, blisters and a kingfisher… 🌞🌸

She writes:

Windsor to Henley; 18 miles and the longest of the first 5 days, so a relief to have managed it. Thames path to Maidenhead, then I cut across to Henley on the Berkshire loop of the Chiltern Way and local footpaths (which meant bramble scratches and nettle stings). Henley-on-Thames is a pretty town, famous for the annual boat race.

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Day Two #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Shepperton to Windsor

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2023 - 23:30

Day Two #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Shepperton to Windsor

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2023 - 23:30

She writes:

Day Two: Shepperton to Windsor (although I’m actually staying across the bridge in Eton) - still following the Thames. ‘Only’ 14.5 miles, but it felt as strenuous as yesterday’s 17; so I’m nervous about tomorrow’s 18. I’ll start early, but there’s no avoiding the heat. I’ve got a great rain/sun hat, and am carrying lots of water. Really appreciate the video messages from friends!

I’ve walked past some stunning riverside properties, both ancient and modern, with a range of craft moored in...

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Day One #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Tooting Broadway to Shepperton

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2023 - 23:05

Day One #PilgrimageUnlimited Video Diary: Tooting Broadway to Shepperton

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2023 - 23:05

On Monday morning Ratnadharini set off from Tooting Broadway, and by the end of the day she had walked 16.71 miles (in 27°C heat!), along the Thames Path out of London, ending in Shepperton.

She writes:

Vajratara, Dhammagita, Akasajoti and Dhammarati waved me off from Tooting Broadway; Dhammagita with beautiful perfumed rose petals! Thanks dear friends. It was surreal to be setting off due West across South London (I’m a Northerner myself), but there were some stretches of surprisingly green tracks. Even so, it...

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