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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors 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...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors 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.
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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors 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...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors 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...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors 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...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

Dear friends

We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17 December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre Bhaja.

This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.


Private Preceptor Karunamaya:

1) Sunanda Popatkar, Nagpur
becomes Shraddhakirti
Name meaning: She...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Padmasuri welcomes her good friend Malini to the College

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Padmasuri welcomes her good friend Malini to the College

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

It is our great good fortune that Malini has joined the College of public preceptors and just attended her first college meeting at Adhisthana.  Malini’s initial contact with Bhante was attending a meditation class led by him in the basement room of Sakura in Monmouth street, central London, in 1967.  Today she is the longest standing Dharmacharini in the world – quite an accolade!  Ordained  in 1969 at the...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

A Rainbow of Qualities - Celebrating Subhuti by Padmavajra

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

A Rainbow of Qualities – celebrating Subhuti by Padmavajra

In the course of the last gathering of public preceptors at Adhisthana in November, Subhuti told us that he had decided to retire from the College of Public Preceptors.

Subhuti has been at the heart of the College from the very beginning. He was the first chairman of the College and has played a leading part in giving the College its form and shape. Subhuti was, in fact,  a preceptor before there was even a...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Subhuti: Retirement from the College

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Subhuti: Retirement from the College

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Retirement from the College 

As I have been approaching my 70th birthday in December this year, I have for some time been considering retiring from the College. After consulting with Bhante, Saddhaloka and his Deputies, the Adhisthana Kula members, my own Indian Kula, and other close friends, I have decided to take that step. This has therefore been my last College meeting as an active Public ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna - Some words on being a College member and a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Dhammadinna - Some words on being a College member and a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Some words on being a College Member and a Public Preceptor 

Dhammadinna

This year, after much consideration and consultation, I decided, for health reasons, that I needed to retire from the College.  I am in my early 70’s so it also felt timely from that point of view. I attended a few days of the recent November College meeting for my farewell, which involved a delicious meal followed by very...

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