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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

A New Life In An Ancient Tradition

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 12:50

Subhadramati is the president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and also a Public Preceptor, one of the few men and women who make the final decision on who joins the Triratna Buddhist Order.

She has recently returned from leading a three month ordination course in Spain, during which she ordained nine women as their Public Preceptor.

In this interview with Jnanadhara, she reflects on the significance of ordination in the Buddhist tradition, her own experience of...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordination - London Buddhist Centre, March 8 2015

By Vidyatara on Mon, 10 Aug, 2015 - 17:51

Public Ordination - London Buddhist Centre, March 8 2015

By Vidyatara on Mon, 10 Aug, 2015 - 17:51

On 8 March 2015 at the London Buddhist Centre in England, Shraddhajit was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Maitreyabandhu. 

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations - Guhyaloka, 4 May 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:40

Public Ordinations - Guhyaloka, 4 May 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:40

On 4 May 2015 at Guhyaloka, the Triratna Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 12 men from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the men with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyabandhu, Satyaraja and Moksananda.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordination - Berlin, 25 January 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:14

Public Ordination - Berlin, 25 January 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:14

On 25 January 2015 at the Berlin Buddhist Centre in Germany, Achalabandhu was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Padmavajra. 

On April 27 2015, Achalabandhu died in the Benjamin Franklin hospital in Berlin following a long illness.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - 09:47

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - 09:47Addressing the December 2014 UK and Ireland Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana UK Public Preceptor Dhammadinna explores Bhante’s definition of the Order as ‘the community of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples’ disciples and so on.’ (What is the Western Buddhist Order?, 2009).
Triratna News
Triratna News

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54With sadness we report the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Vajragita, who died very peacefully at home in Amsterdam at around 18.00 local time today, in the company of her community. She was 76 years old.

Vajragita was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1981 in Seaford, Sussex, UK. Her yidam was Padmasambhava. A founder member of the sangha in the Netherlands, she lived and worked at Taraloka (UK) for several years. She recently became a Public preceptor.

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Swedish Public Ordination September 2014

By Vidyatara on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 11:56

Swedish Public Ordination September 2014

By Vidyatara on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 11:56
On 20 September 2014 at the Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden, Viriyavasin was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Satyaraja. This public Ordination followed the first Ordination Retreat held in Sweden.
The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Adhisthana Public Ordination August 2014

By Vidyatara on Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 - 16:49

Adhisthana Public Ordination August 2014

By Vidyatara on Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 - 16:49
On 25 August 2014 on the first day of the Women’s European Convention at Adhisthana Mokshapushpa was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Parami. This was the first Public Ordination to be held at Adhisthana.
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...
The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

New Chair-elect for the Triratna Preceptors’ College

By Vidyatara on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:21

New Chair-elect for the Triratna Preceptors’ College

By Vidyatara on Wed, 23 Jul, 2014 - 10:21The Preceptors’ College has elected Saddhaloka as its new Chair and he will take over from Dhammarati in 2015.

The Chair of the Triratna 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 Ordination Team and has been...

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