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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – March 2020

By ratnadharini on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

Chairs' Letter – March 2020

By ratnadharini on Sat, 28 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

These letters will be published here each month, as well as in Shabda, and preceptorscollege.online, as a means to communicate the ongoing work of the College Chair and updates on current discussions and decisions. Responses are welcomed.

Dear Order members,

I have just been part of witnessing the ordination of Varadhi in Melbourne, on Zoom, along with 106 others. Watching the communication between Maitripala, as Public Preceptor, and Itir / Varadhi, with the Buddha, Avalokitesvara, and Bhante...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – January 2020

By ratnadharini on Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 11:10

Chairs' Letter – January 2020

By ratnadharini on Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 11:10

Dear Order Members,

It’s been interesting to look back over my first two months as College Chair, as well as starting to get a perspective on the next five years.

Actually my reflections go back to November 2018, when Bhante Sangharakshita had just died and his funeral coincided with the College meeting during which I was asked to become future Chair of the College. It was deeply significant to be at Adhisthana as we moved beyond the lifetime of the founder of our Order,...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Newsletter – January 2020

By akasajoti on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 10:30

Preceptors' College Newsletter – January 2020

By akasajoti on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 10:30

An update from the Public Preceptors’ including a letter from the new Chair, Ratnadharini, a report on their recent International College Meeting in November 2019, and more…

Follow this link to see the newsletter online.
 

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Women's Ordinations at Adhisthana August 2018

By Saccanama on Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 - 14:39

Women's Ordinations at Adhisthana August 2018

By Saccanama on Fri, 17 Aug, 2018 - 14:39

We are delighted to announce that the following seven women received their Public Ordination at Adhisthana Retreat Centre on Sunday August 12th 2018. 


PUBLIC PRECEPTOR DAYANANDI

Maggie Muir becomes Hrdayaka
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘r’ long last ‘a’) 
Name meaning: ”She who has a (kind) heart...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the College in Australia and New Zealand with new public preceptors being appointed and the development of ordination training within those areas. So we asked Dharmanandi, Purna and Maitripala to write about their work - 

Dharmanandi writes about the early years of women’s ordination training in New Zealand and ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi has recently been appointed as a public preceptor and joins the College of Public Preceptors. She introduces herself here -

I went on my first FWBO retreat over Xmas/New Year in 1981 in Seaford UK, and celebrated my 31st birthday there. I had been living and working as an English and Music teacher in Germany, so after completing my contract...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

Santavajri has recently been appointed as a public preceptor and joins the College of Public Preceptors. She introduces herself here -

I first walked in the doors of the London Buddhist Centre in 1990, and immediately signed up for a six-week meditation course, by the end of which I realised I was a Buddhist. I was made a mitra on Dharma Day in 1993, and asked for ordination a few months later.
...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

On Sunday 17th December 2017, the largest number of ordinations on any one day in the history of Triratna occurred in India.

The following 47 men were ordained at Bordharan retreat centre and, as previously posted, 21 women were ordained on the same day at Bhaja

1 Kashinath Jadhav from Thane becomes Anomaditya

2 Shukhdev Wankhede from Ulhasnagar becomes Maniveer

3...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha introduces himself -

I currently live in Auckland, New Zealand where I’m involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre, Sudarshanaloka Trust (which includes both Sudarshanaloka retreat centre and Lotus Realm Trading), and the Men’s ordination training process in New Zealand and Australia. My first contact with Triratna was in 1992 through Aryaloka retreat centre while a student at the...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala introduces herself - 
I came across the Dharma in 1991 when I attended a weekend course led by Buddhadasa and Guhyavajra in Melbourne. 
Both Buddhadasa and Dayamegha were my first main dharma teachers. 
I was bringing up my three daughters in the lovely forest town of Emerald about an hour and half from Melbourne. I taught for many years at the local Primary School and was passionate...

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