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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.

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

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:25

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:25

On 26th August 2016 Bhante turns 91. His mind is bright and active and he takes a lively interest in what goes on in the Order and Movement.  He continues to give of himself and in recent months, despite dips in his energy, he has met a lot of people. It was very moving to see the joy of the Indian Order members at the Men’s Convention when having their photograph taken with him. Clearly though, his body is frail, and we...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Purna

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Mar, 2016 - 14:09

A great interview with Purna by Nagabodhi, who has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since the late 1970s and is attending his first meeting of the Preceptors College. We hear the history of the Triratna community in New Zealand and Australia, and the continuing process of ordination training in the southern hemisphere.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna and Padmavajra talk about the retreats for private preceptors

By Saccanama on Mon, 14 Mar, 2016 - 11:38

One of the major areas of work for the public preceptors is the training of private preceptors, of whom there are now well over 200 worldwide. Separate retreats for men and women private preceptors happen every year at Adhisthana and Padmavajra and Dhammadinna, who have been involved in them for 10 years or more, share their reflections about these retreats.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Ashokashri

By Saccanama on Sun, 13 Mar, 2016 - 09:47

Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri -  who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.

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