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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ratnasila appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 09:33

Ratnasila appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 09:33

I’m from Mumbai and came in contact with the Movement in 1988 at Mumbai center and started my journey in the Triratna Sangha. I was ordained on 19th March 1992. I spent many years living in communities - most of the time I was in Baja at the Saddhamma-Pradeep meditation retreat centre and I also lived at Bor Dharan at the  Husen Tsang retreat centre. I was an anagarika for nearly three and half years when I...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Amogharatna joins the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 10:21

Amogharatna joins the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 10:21

I started visiting the Norwich Buddhist Centre in 1992, having decided to explore Buddhism during an extended cycling tour of Ireland in the summer of the previous year. I became a Mitra and asked for ordination in 1993, the same year in which I participated in my first door-knocking appeal for the Karuna Trust. A year later I had the good fortune to move to Padmaloka and join the Support Team as gardener and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

21 men were ordained recently at Bhaja retreat centre in India on a retreat led by Sona. It was a coming together of men from Australia, New Zealand and India for an unusual event cutting across cultural boundaries. 

With these ordinations, there are now over 2000 Order members worldwide.


Eric Barrett (Sydney) becomes: Maitribandha
Meaning of name: He who is bound by Maitri...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ashokashri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 15:02

Ashokashri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 15:02

Ashokashri found the movement in 1977, having discovered she was a Buddhist and starting to meditate a few months before. She was ordained by Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita at Padmaloka in 1980. For the next 7 years she lived in a women’s community, worked in the team-based livelihood (a café and shop) and taught at the Croydon Buddhist Centre. During those years, she was also involved in leading activities for...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Sthirabandhu ordained at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 12:57

Sthirabandhu ordained at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 12:57

At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on the 3rd January 2016, Colum Lavelle was publicly ordained by Arthapriya. His private ordination took place during the course of the winter retreat at Padmaloka with Alokavira as his private preceptor. Many Order members and friends from different Triratna centres attended.

Colum Lavelle becomes Sthirabandhu - a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who is an unwavering Kinsman...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati was ordained in 1995 at Tiratanaloka, privately by Anjali and publically by Sanghadevi. In 1999, after 13 years during which she worked in the team-based right livelihood at the Cherry Orchard restaurant and lived in communities around the London Buddhist Centre, she moved to Dublin. She lived there for 7 years, helping to run the Centre. She is now president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and visits...

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’.)...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Paramachitta becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:16

Paramachitta becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:16

Paramachitta was appointed as a public preceptor in October and attended the recent College meeting at Adhisthana in November.

She introduces herself below.

I was ordained in 1990 at Taraloka, privately by Sanghadevi and publicly by Ratnasuri. In 1992 I left the London Buddhist Centre for Spain and along with Parami and Moksananda helped establish the Order in Valencia. I have been actively...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Women's Ordinations in India August 2015 - a little late!

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

Women's Ordinations in India August 2015 - a little late!

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

Better late than never, we’re happy to announce that at the public ordination held on 30 August, 2015 at Ven. Hsuen Tsang Retreat Centre, Bor-Dharan Maharashtra, India, the following women were ordained:

Private Preceptor Vijaya:

Anita Thool (South West Nagpur) becomes Amritanandi
Asha Nakhale (North Nagpur) becomes Shwetchitta
Shila Walke (North Nagpur) becomes Shubhrachitta ...

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College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordination - London Buddhist Centre, March 8 2015

By Vidyatara on Mon, 10 Aug, 2015 - 17:51

Public Ordination - London Buddhist Centre, March 8 2015

By Vidyatara on Mon, 10 Aug, 2015 - 17:51

On 8 March 2015 at the London Buddhist Centre in England, Shraddhajit was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Maitreyabandhu. 

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