Tag: Public Preceptors

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Chairs' Letter – July 2022

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Jul, 2022 - 23:49

Dear Order Members and Friends,

This month we hear from two of my deputy-chairs, Punyamala and Jnanavaca, who have recently arrived back from leading Ordination courses at Akashavana and Guhyaloka.

With metta,
Ratnadharini

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From Punyamala:

It has been my great good fortune to spend the last 11 weeks at Akashavana, the forest retreat of luminous space, leading an international ordination retreat during which 18 women entered the Order.

It feels foolhardy to attempt...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – May 2022

By ratnadharini on Tue, 31 May, 2022 - 18:50

Chairs' Letter – May 2022

By ratnadharini on Tue, 31 May, 2022 - 18:50

Dear Order Members and friends,

As well as being College Chair, I’ve come to hold various other responsibilities within Triratna, including currently being a Centre President and involved in the International Council. Looking back, becoming part of the women’s ordination team at Tiratanaloka was probably the most significant factor in shaping this life; but actually it goes back even further than that and has really emerged from a network of kalyanamitrata…

I first encountered the FWBO / Triratna in London, when I was...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Dear Order members and friends,

A week or so ago we received news of the death, at the age of 95, of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the Order of Interbeing and the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism, and well known for his teachings on mindfulness, peace and ecology. I still have my copy of ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’ from 1988, when there were far fewer Dharma publications generally available in the west, and remember how...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

The Eight Guidelines | The Altruistic Dimension (Hindi with Subtitles)

By akasajoti on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 11:48

The Eight Guidelines | The Altruistic Dimension (Hindi with Subtitles)

By akasajoti on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 11:48

अमोघसिद्धि और अमृतदीप, नागपुर (भारत) से, हमारे समन्वय के परोपकारी पहलू के अर्थ और महत्व पर प्रतिबिंबित करते हैं, छठे में, समन्वय प्रशिक्षण के लिए आठ दिशानिर्देशों के बारे में सार्वजनिक उपदेशकों के बीच अनौपचारिक, व्यक्तिगत, वार्तालापों की एक श्रृंखला में। आठ दिशानिर्देश एक ढांचे की पेशकश करते हैं जिसके माध्यम से आदेश सदस्य और मित्र त्रिरत्न बौद्ध आदेश में समन्वय के लिए शरण और प्रशिक्षण की प्रक्रिया के बारे में प्रतिबिंबित कर सकते हैं और संवाद कर सकते हैं।...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

The Central Buddhist Act: Catch-Up

By akasajoti on Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 - 19:18

The Central Buddhist Act: Catch-Up

By akasajoti on Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 - 19:18

During the annual international meeting of the College of Public Preceptors in November 2021, we invited all Order Members and those training for Ordination into our Order to join us for an online event exploring the significance of ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Hosted by Vajrajyoti, from New Zealand, and Maitreyabandhu from the UK, the event included three short talks from Padmavajra, Vajratara and Ratnavyuha, on the central Buddhist act of Going for Refuge, and we also heard three inspiring...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Order Members

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of four Public Preceptors: Abhayadana and Vijaya from Nagpur, and Abhayavati and Shubhajaya from Pune; all from India. These are especially significant appointments as there have been no Indian women Public Preceptors active in the College since Jnanasuri and Karunamaya each retired for health reasons (although they, and Srimala, continue to support the situation).

Abhayadana worked for 20 years as project leader for an...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Sangharakshita + the Gestalt

By akasajoti on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 14:44

Sangharakshita + the Gestalt

By akasajoti on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 14:44

You asked, ‘What is this transient pattern?’
If we tell the truth of it, it will be a long story;
It is a pattern that came out of the ocean
And in a moment returned to the ocean depth.


– Omar Khayyam
the epigraph in The Rainbow Road

A series of personal reminiscences from some Public Preceptors, on the theme of Sangharakshita + the Gestalt. These were shared during a couple of sessions of the...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...

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