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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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhuti Talks about study sessions on the Bodhicitta

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 - 15:44

The 2 days of study during the College meetings are often the highlight for many College members. This time Subhuti led study on the Bodhicitta and in this interview he explains his reasons why he choose to lead study on that topic.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Maitreyi talks about a 3-week retreat at Akashavana

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Nov, 2016 - 09:34

Maitreyi talks about her vision of leading a longer retreat at Akashavana for some of those she has privately ordained - a vision she brought into being in October of this year (2016).

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Yashosagar and Amoghasiddhi talk about the 60th anniversary celebrations for Dr Ambedkar's Conversion to Buddhism

By Saccanama on Fri, 11 Nov, 2016 - 10:07

Here at Adhisthana for the Preceptors’ College meeting, Yashosagar and Amoghasiddhi talk about the recent celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism with several hundred thousand of his followers. They mention the conference for the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and talk about the significance of Ambedkar for those outside of India and the request of the Indian Area Council to have a module on Dr Ambedkar in the Dharma Training Course for Mitras.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Amogharatna Talks about his life in Berlin

By Saccanama on Thu, 10 Nov, 2016 - 09:17

In the first of a series of interviews from the November 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting at Adhisthana, Amogharatna - the newest member of the College - talks about his life in Berlin.

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