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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – March 2024

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Mar, 2024 - 20:00

Chair's Letter – March 2024

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Mar, 2024 - 20:00

Correction

In my March letter from the College, I wrote that ‘My Relation to the Order was the second in what Bhante intended to be a series of three reflections, the first being The History of My Going for Refuge… the third … being completed by Subhuti as Extending the Hand of Fellowship.’ Kalyanaprabha has pointed out to me that this is inaccurate, as all three texts were originally written by Bhante as papers and were delivered to the gathered Order...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – November 2023

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Nov, 2023 - 16:56

Chair's Letter – November 2023

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Nov, 2023 - 16:56

Dear Order members and friends,

November is when the international meeting of the College takes place at Adhisthana, and this recent meeting was especially rich and satisfying. I’m going to attempt to describe how it unfolded day by day…

However at the beginning of the month I was still on the Pan American Convention in Mexico. I wanted to visit Chintamani retreat centre on the way back into Mexico City, and in the end around 20 of us were very generously hosted there for...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – September 2022

By ratnadharini on Fri, 30 Sep, 2022 - 22:03

Chairs' Letter – September 2022

By ratnadharini on Fri, 30 Sep, 2022 - 22:03

Dear Order Members and Friends,

I’m writing this month’s update from Aryaloka retreat centre, in the US. When I first became College Chair I planned to connect up with Order members outside the UK, but Covid restrictions put international travel on hold for a couple of years. Three weeks ago I set off on a road trip with Aryadrishti, one of the American Order Convenors, taking in some of the places I’ve not been to before: Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Missoula,...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – February 2020

By ratnadharini on Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 - 12:45

Chairs' Letter – February 2020

By ratnadharini on Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 - 12:45

Dear Order Members,

I’ve been aware of the inauguration of the impressive Toluca Buddhist Centre, and also of the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Buddhist Centre; sadhu to both!

Adhisthana is a stimulating place to live with so many people passing through and the simpler community space earlier this year, during which time we spend a week together without any other events or guests, was welcome. Sometimes longer term guests such as Shraddhapa or Vidyaruci spontaneously offer study...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) and their guests have been meeting at Adhisthana since last Monday. They have spent the week creatively and very harmoniously, considering a number of matters to do with the future flourishing of Triratna.

Today we heard about the forthcoming publication of the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works – in English. Considering that just 5% of the world’s 70 million people are native English-speakers, we also heard of the work of the new,...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Four at the International Council

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 21:50

Day Four at the International Council

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 21:50

Today there’s a large marquee in Adhisthana’s green field, ready for the international Order convention next week. After days of cloud and rain the sun has been shining.

Meanwhile, through talks and questions, the Council heard about Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors, the body of senior Order members who ensure common standards of ordination worldwide.

We heard short personal talks on their experience of being in the College from Saddhaloka, Chair of the College, and Yashosagar from India. Saccanama, who provides the College...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016: Days 5 & 6

By Munisha on Sun, 10 Jan, 2016 - 22:18

ECA Winter 2016: Days 5 & 6

By Munisha on Sun, 10 Jan, 2016 - 22:18

Yesterday the 35 or so European Chairs began the day with meditation as every day; followed by a presentation on the work of the College of Public Preceptors, from its Chair, Saddhaloka.

They looked at ideas for future international celebrations of Triratna: there’s the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, which falls in 14th October this year and is so particularly important for our sangha in India. In April 2017 there is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Chair and Deputies for the Triratna Preceptors’ College

By Vidyatara on Sun, 22 Mar, 2015 - 15:58

New Chair and Deputies for the Triratna Preceptors’ College

By Vidyatara on Sun, 22 Mar, 2015 - 15:58The Preceptors’ College has a new Chair and three new Deputy Chairs.

The College’s main job is overseeing the Triratna ordination process, but it also sees its role within the Community as passing on the spirit of the Triratna Buddhist Order by preserving, sustaining, developing and communicating Bhante’s particular presentation of the Dharma.

After an evening of celebration and rejoicing on March 14, Saddhaloka took over as Chair of the Preceptors’ College from Dhammarati following his...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

+Follow the Public Preceptors' Meeting Now!

By Candradasa on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 17:57

+Follow the Public Preceptors' Meeting Now!

By Candradasa on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 17:57Adhisthana is again playing host to the biannual College of Preceptors’ meeting, with 25 of the 34 active members on-site until 20 November. In case you don’t know, the College is (amongst other things) responsible for all ordinations worldwide into the Triratna Buddhist Order. So they hold a lot of responsibility for the harmonious development of the wider Triratna Community too!

Each evening we’ll be uploading interviews with a range of the Preceptors...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Chair-elect for the College of Public Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:45

New Chair-elect for the College of Public Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:45Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors has announced the election of Saddhaloka as its new Chair, to take over from Dhammarati in 2015.

The Chair of the Preceptors’ College is elected by the College every five years. Dhammarati will come to the end of his second term in August 2015 and Saddhaloka is expected to take up the position in the first half of next year. Saddhaloka is currently based in Padmaloka as part of the men’s ordination...

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