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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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna’s reflections on her many years of living in Triratna communities

By Saccanama on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 16:14

I live in Samayakula community, along with eleven other women, in two adjoining houses, near the London Buddhist Centre.  We have not long come back together after the mid-winter/new year break.  Some of us have been on the LBC winter retreats and returned with many stories to tell. Others have been to visit family, or stayed at home in the community.  On our first community evening of the New Year we launched our ‘rainy season light’ for the month...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Women's ordinations at Bordharan, India January 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:37

Women's ordinations at Bordharan, India January 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:37

Women’s Ordinations in India

The following 12 women were  ordained at Bordharan retreat centre, Maharashtra India on Sunday 15 January 2017.

Private Preceptor Vijaya:

Supriya Akshobhy - North Nagpur becomes Nityashri, Permanent Glory

Kusumlata Goutam - Dehradun, Uttarakhand becomes Aryadarshini, One who knows/sees the Arya - noble one

Babita Bhan...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

Endorsing a Personal statement from SangharakshitaTriratna’s College of preceptors have released this letter, sent to all Order members on 15th January.

“Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Letter to the Order

By Saccanama on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 19:23

Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe it will contribute to the further integration of some of the more complex and problematic aspects of...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Statement about sex between preceptors and those they ordain from the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 - 12:48

Below is a statement from the Preceptors’ College making clear our position on sex between preceptors and those they ordain. 

In response to the current discussions about our history, we in the College of Public Preceptors wish to state clearly our position on sexual relations between Preceptors and those they ordain. Recognising the difficulties that have arisen in the past, it has long been our position that sexual contact between teachers and their students is undesirable.

Such contact is more...

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...

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