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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ashokashri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 15:02

Ashokashri appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 15:02

Ashokashri found the movement in 1977, having discovered she was a Buddhist and starting to meditate a few months before. She was ordained by Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita at Padmaloka in 1980. For the next 7 years she lived in a women’s community, worked in the team-based livelihood (a café and shop) and taught at the Croydon Buddhist Centre. During those years, she was also involved in leading activities for...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Sthirabandhu ordained at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 12:57

Sthirabandhu ordained at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 12:57

At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on the 3rd January 2016, Colum Lavelle was publicly ordained by Arthapriya. His private ordination took place during the course of the winter retreat at Padmaloka with Alokavira as his private preceptor. Many Order members and friends from different Triratna centres attended.

Colum Lavelle becomes Sthirabandhu - a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who is an unwavering Kinsman...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati was ordained in 1995 at Tiratanaloka, privately by Anjali and publically by Sanghadevi. In 1999, after 13 years during which she worked in the team-based right livelihood at the Cherry Orchard restaurant and lived in communities around the London Buddhist Centre, she moved to Dublin. She lived there for 7 years, helping to run the Centre. She is now president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and visits...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

We are delighted to report the public ordinations of six more women at Adhisthana, UK, on Saturday 19th December 2015.

Public preceptor Parami
Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose strength is from compassion”. (Dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.) Westernised spelling Karunabala.
Private preceptor Padmavajri

Sioned Wynn becomes Prabhakari: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who illumines”. (Long second ‘a’, long ‘i’). Westernised spelling Prabhakari.
Private preceptor Dhammadinna

Nicki Cowburn becomes Varasakhi: a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble friend or companion”. (Long  ‘i’)...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

On Saturday 19th December 2015, six women were publicly ordained at Adhisthana.

In the photo, left to right back row - Karunabala, Dharmasetu, Prabhakari, Dayakarini. Front row - Varasakhi, Parami, Punyamala, Mokshadipa.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose Strength is from Compassion”. (dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.)...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Focus on India - Introducing Adityabodhi

By Saccanama on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 15:12

Focus on India - Introducing Adityabodhi

By Saccanama on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 15:12

In a series of introductions to the different members of the Indian Kula of public preceptors, Adityabodhi, from Pimpri near Pune, introduces himself.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Paramachitta becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:16

Paramachitta becomes a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:16

Paramachitta was appointed as a public preceptor in October and attended the recent College meeting at Adhisthana in November.

She introduces herself below.

I was ordained in 1990 at Taraloka, privately by Sanghadevi and publicly by Ratnasuri. In 1992 I left the London Buddhist Centre for Spain and along with Parami and Moksananda helped establish the Order in Valencia. I have been actively...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Women's Ordinations in India August 2015 - a little late!

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

Women's Ordinations in India August 2015 - a little late!

By Saccanama on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 15:03

Better late than never, we’re happy to announce that at the public ordination held on 30 August, 2015 at Ven. Hsuen Tsang Retreat Centre, Bor-Dharan Maharashtra, India, the following women were ordained:

Private Preceptor Vijaya:

Anita Thool (South West Nagpur) becomes Amritanandi
Asha Nakhale (North Nagpur) becomes Shwetchitta
Shila Walke (North Nagpur) becomes Shubhrachitta ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhuti talks to Saccanama about the history and development of the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:52

In the last interview from the November Preceptors’ College meeting, Subhuti talks to Saccanama about how the College has developed over the last 25 years and how he sees it developing in the future.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Parami talks to Varadevi and Dharmanandi about the women's ordination process in Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Thu, 19 Nov, 2015 - 10:08

Varadevi and Dharmanandi, both over for the College meeting from New Zealand, share their reflections on ordination training for women in Australia and New Zealand. 

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