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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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

We are pleased to announce the following women celebrated their Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Monika Podgorska becomes Upeksanandi
(dot under the ‘s’, long ‘i’)
Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: She who delights in equanimity
Westernised spelling: Upekshanandi
Private...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

By Saccanama on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

By Saccanama on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

I am delighted to announce the names of the sixteen new Dharmacharis who were Publicly ordained on 1st May 2017 at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Maitreyabandhu:

Kevin Croke becomes Amalayodhin
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a Warrior whose aim is Purity” 
(Westernised spelling Amalayodhin)
Private Preceptor: Paramabandhu.

Public Preceptor...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

The following women received their public Ordination in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.

En El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:

Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami:

Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She who holds the Sword of Freedom. ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Malini appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini introduces herself:

‘I connected with the Western Buddhist Sangha (as it was then named), in 1967. Bhante did everything and it never occurred to me that that would change. I got ordained in 1969 by Urgyen Sangharakshita and still I assumed he would do everything for ever! About a year after ordination I moved to Cornwall to see what it would be like to live alone. I planned to be there 6...

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