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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...

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Babasaheb Ambedkar arrives at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 00:33

Babasaheb Ambedkar arrives at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 00:33

For several years now, during each international Preceptors’ College meeting, time is dedicated to hearing from the kula of Public Preceptors in India. This was a special year, with all ten of them able to travel over, making up more than 20% of those gathered for the meeting. 

One morning was spent hearing about the work of the ordination teams and public preceptors in India, including the establishment of a new retreat centre dedicated to ordination training, Sudarshan Bhumi, named ...

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College of Public Preceptors

Four Myths + Five Farewells

By akasajoti on Tue, 14 Nov, 2023 - 10:18

Four Myths + Five Farewells

By akasajoti on Tue, 14 Nov, 2023 - 10:18

Over the weekend, the College were joined by a number of retired Public Preceptors: Suvajra, Padmasuri, Sanghadevi, Saddhaloka; with Manjuvajra, Subhuti and Srimala visiting for some elements of the programme and to spend time together as ‘College Elders’. 

Jnanavaca led three sessions of stimulating, interactive study on the ‘four myths of the spiritual life’. He explored this model that Subhuti conceived and introduced in a talk on an international Order convention in 2003 (and was more recently explored by Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu...

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College of Public Preceptors

A Community of Public Preceptors

By akasajoti on Fri, 10 Nov, 2023 - 13:38

A Community of Public Preceptors

By akasajoti on Fri, 10 Nov, 2023 - 13:38

The past two mornings of the College meeting have been taken up with the process of discovering who will take on the responsibility of College Chair when Ratnadharini’s term comes to an end next November. The College Members present have been moving through a consensus process, skilfully held by Ratnadharini. This will be returned to after an interlude, to be concluded in the final days of the meeting, following which the outcome will be shared with the Order. The afternoons...

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Opening the College Meeting + Invoking the Lineage

By akasajoti on Wed, 8 Nov, 2023 - 16:30

Opening the College Meeting + Invoking the Lineage

By akasajoti on Wed, 8 Nov, 2023 - 16:30

The College Meeting began on Monday evening with Ratnadharini welcoming 43 of the 50 current Public Preceptors to the annual international College meeting. They have travelled from North America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India, Spain, Germany, Ireland and the UK, to gather together here at Adhisthana. A couple of those not present will hopefully be arriving in the next days, and the others unable to make the journey this year for various reasons. They spent the first evening checking-in...