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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the College in Australia and New Zealand with new public preceptors being appointed and the development of ordination training within those areas. So we asked Dharmanandi, Purna and Maitripala to write about their work - 

Dharmanandi writes about the early years of women’s ordination training in New Zealand and ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Purna reflects on his experience of joining the College

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:44

Purna reflects on his experience of joining the College

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:44

Joining the College of Public Preceptors turned out to be quite a long drawn out process for me. Nagabodhi had asked me over ten years ago, but I was not willing to take on additional responsibilities in the Movement until I had left full-time employment.  The College of Public Preceptors agreed to my appointment as a Public Preceptor in September last year, so I planned a substantial block of time away from New Zealand: to get to my first College...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 02/05/2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 10:19

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 02/05/2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 10:19

The following 20 men were publicly ordained at Guhyaloka yesterday -

Public Preceptor Purna:

Donald Woolford becomes Acalamuni 
Sanskrit name meaning: “Sage Who Is Unwavering” (Westernised spelling Achalamuni)
Private Preceptor: Ratnavyuha


Public Preceptor Moksananda:

Armando Velasco becomes Medhāvin
Sanskrit name meaning: “The Man Of Wisdom...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Purna

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Mar, 2016 - 14:09

A great interview with Purna by Nagabodhi, who has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since the late 1970s and is attending his first meeting of the Preceptors College. We hear the history of the Triratna community in New Zealand and Australia, and the continuing process of ordination training in the southern hemisphere.