Vidyatara spends time with Subhuti & Parami talking about the day’s highlights, their long association, their experience of knowing and working with Dhammarati and the qualities that Saddhaloka will bring to chairing the College.
Vidyatara talks to long time friends and College comrades Dhammadinna & Nagabodhi about leadership, generational change, the role of elders, social change and right livelihood and the joys of rejoicing!
Parami draws out the international aspect of the College talking with Megha, one of the four Public Preceptors from Australia/New Zealand, and Yashosagar, one of the six Public Preceptors who oversee the ordination process in India.
Parami is joined by Punyamala, the newest member of the College, who talks about the experience of her first College meeting and how moving it was to witness the College rejoicing in Dhammarati as he officially finished his 10 year term as Chair.
Vidyatara is joined on the sofa by Sanghadevi and Moksananda to talk about the highlights of the College meeting so far - rejoicing in Manjuvajra and Padmasuri, studying with Subhuti and reflecting on Dhammarati’s time as Chair and Saddhaloka’s poetry…
Parami and Vidyatara are back together again to report on the first of this year’s two College meetings at Adhisthana. This spring meeting has a strong theme of transition running through it..
After 10 years as Chair, Dhammarati is standing down and Saddhaloka is taking up the position. Padmasuri, who has been working alongside Dhammarati as a Deputy for the last decade is also finishing up. Manjuvajra is retiring from active duty as a Public Preceptor and Punyamala is...
Public Preceptors Subhuti and Padmavajra return with a second series on the topic of Eros and Beauty. These two practiced speakers offer three days of inspired exploration of aesthetics and their role in the spiritual life. Series given at Adhisthana, 2014
Vidyatara stands in for the College’s intrepid reporter, Parami and has a chat with Karunadevi & Padmavajra. Tonight’s topics include discipleship, views, consciousness & friendship within the College.
Tonight Parami chats to Sanghadevi - a public preceptor for over 20 years - and Maitreyabandhu who joined the college in March of this year. As well as their impressions of the college, they movingly share with us their experience of a Skype meeting earlier today with Vajragita. Vajragita is not with us as she is unwell with terminal cancer and in today’s Skype with the college, she shared her thoughts and feelings about facing her death.
Adhisthana is again playing host to the biannual College of Preceptors’ meeting, with 25 of the 34 active members on-site until 20 November. Each evening we’ll be uploading interviews with a range of the Preceptors who will talking to Parami - College member and International Order Convenor - about their daily highlights. A written summary of the meeting will also be available after it’s finished.