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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 16:24

Public Preceptor Appointment: Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 16:24

Dear friends

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce that Jnanavaca has been appointed as a Public Preceptor. 

Jnanavaca was ordained in 1999 at the Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre in India by Subhuti, who is both his private and public preceptor. 

For many years Jnanavaca has been living at Samaggavasa, one of the men’s communities above the London Buddhist Centre. He has been very active in the life of that centre, holding a number of responsibilities. He is a kalyana mitra to many and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Chintamani

By akasajoti on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 18:49

Ordinations at Chintamani

By akasajoti on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 18:49

I am delighted to announce that on January 11 at Chintamani Retreat Centre, Mexico, we welcomed two new Dharmacharis into the Order from the Mexico City sangha.

Ex-Juan Antonio Diaz becomes: Subhananda which means He who has the joy of beauty or él que tiene la alegría de la belleza.
Private preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi

Ex-Pablo Sierra becomes: Satyabodhi which means Awakening to Truth or El despertar a la verdad.
Private preceptor: Virasiddhi
Public Preceptor:...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce that Vajrashura has been appointed as a Public Preceptor.

Vajrashura was ordained at Guhyaloka in 2007. He has been the men’s Mitra Convenor in Dublin from around 2009 and chairs the European men’s Mitra Convenors meetings at Padmaloka, where he works closely with the ordination team; he also represents men Mitra Convenors at the UK and Ireland Area, and International, Councils. He was part of a team reviewing the Mitra Study Course,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

30th Anniversary of the First Triratna Ordinations of Women by Women in the West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 10:14

30th Anniversary of the First Triratna Ordinations of Women by Women in the West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 10:14

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the first ordinations of women by women in the West.

Ratnasuri previously had been the Public Preceptor for two dharmacharinis in India, January 1987, which she conducted ‘on behalf of’ Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. 

In 1989 Sangharakshita asked Ratnasuri to perform ordinations ‘on her own responsibility’ - a very significant development for the Order. On 17th August 1989, on a retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre, Wales, she received into the...

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...

College of Public Preceptors
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. 

College of Public Preceptors
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.

College of Public Preceptors
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.

College of Public Preceptors
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).

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