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21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

By Saccanama 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Padmasuri welcomes her good friend Malini to the College

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Padmasuri welcomes her good friend Malini to the College

By Saccanama 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

A Rainbow of Qualities - Celebrating Subhuti by Padmavajra

By Saccanama 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhuti: Retirement from the College

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

Subhuti: Retirement from the College

By Saccanama 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 ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

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

By Saccanama on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

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

By Saccanama 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Saturday October 7th 2017 was a special day with 2 public ordinations staking place. First, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Claire Walsh became Nischalasri, having been privately ordained by Amritamati at Tiratanaloka and then publicly ordained by Dayanandi in her home town Buddhist Centre. Then, a few hours later, Keith Hogan had his public ordination in Dublin (the first to take place on Irish soil)...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Amogharatna shares some of his life in Berlin

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:48

Amogharatna shares some of his life in Berlin

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:48

At the beginning of March this year I handed on my responsibilities as chair of Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, our Triratna centre in the capital of Germany, to the very capable and delightful Aryabandhu. Having oriented my life around the needs of the centre during my thirteen years as chair, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which I was able to ‘let go’ of my centre responsibilities. No doubt this process...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

At the end of July Karunadevi and myself arrived at Aryaloka for a 5 week stay and a whole series of events.
On the first weekend, 13 Dharmacarinis (unfortunately no men were free to join us) got together for a heart-warming Order weekend where we explored the stages of sadhana practice outlined in the Manjugosha Stuti Sadhana using material from talks I had given at a preceptors retreat in the...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Four Women ordained at Adhisthana 2nd July 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 11:47

Four Women ordained at Adhisthana 2nd July 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 11:47

We are delighted to let you know that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana this afternoon (2nd July 2017).

Public Preceptor Parami:

Bec Remigio becomes Amaladipa
(long ‘i’, long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Amaladipa
Sanskrit name meaning: She who is a Light or Lamp of Purity
Private Preceptor: Mokshini

Emma Bulley...

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