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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

By kusaladevi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

By kusaladevi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2020

By ratnadharini on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 23:22

Chairs' Letter – July 2020

By ratnadharini on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 23:22

Dear Order members

At the end of June I moved back to Adhisthana and though I like the simplicity of my cell-like bedroom cum office, people on the other end of Zoom calls have been commenting on the bare walls as, until recently, the only painting was above my desk and behind the computer screen. 

Covid-19 and the topic of race and racism, have continued to be major concerns, both within and without our sangha. Both wake up calls...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – June 2020

By ratnadharini on Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 - 12:25

Chairs' Letter – June 2020

By ratnadharini on Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 - 12:25

Dear Order members and friends,

June was my last month of solitary lockdown in South Wales. In practice that meant spending even more time than usual on my computer, although I did manage one week offline. I also read Analayo’s Compassion and Emptiness and re-read The Glass Bead Game, and went for long walks along deserted lanes and footpaths in the national park.

I emerged from my week off to the deluge of discussion around the subject...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – May 2020

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 May, 2020 - 20:42

Chairs' Letter – May 2020

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 May, 2020 - 20:42

Dear Order members

For most of us, May has been another month of lockdown and increased online communication. The worldwide anxiety and fear that began centred around coronavirus, now extends to financial and mental health issues. Even if we are one of the fortunate ones not directly affected and in supportive conditions, we are likely to have friends or family who are not; and we are all going to be indirectly affected by changing worldwide conditions, in ways we can only begin...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Preceptors’ College Chair Handover

By Amaradaya on Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 13:19

The Preceptors’ College Chair Handover

By Amaradaya on Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 13:19

The annual international meeting of the Preceptors’ College took place from the 4th to the 14th November, 2019. It was Saddhaloka’s final meeting as Chair after almost five years of service, and half-way through the meeting he handed over to Ratnadharini, the incoming Chair, marking the transition with a ritual and rejoicings. Here we capture the handover ceremony and extracts from interviews with Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini.

Orden i Sverige
Orden i Sverige

Ratnadharini's next visit to Stockholm

By Munisha on Sun, 10 Dec, 2017 - 21:08

Ratnadharini's next visit to Stockholm

By Munisha on Sun, 10 Dec, 2017 - 21:08

Dear Friends,

Ratnadharini is planning to visit Stockholm (as president) 22nd to 29th March 2018. I’ll be talking to her soon about what she wants to do with us and will let you know more information soon.

Kram, Munisha

Orden i Sverige
Orden i Sverige

Sveriges Ordensdag 3 September

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Aug, 2017 - 15:17

Sveriges Ordensdag 3 September

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Aug, 2017 - 15:17

The next Swedish Order day is Sunday 3rd September at the Stockholm Buddhist Centre. Ratnadharini, president of Stockholm, will be with us and every Order member in Sweden is very welcome.

It will be a lovely opportunity for us to welcome our new Order-brother, Śraddhamanas. Here is the programme:

9.30-11.30 Meditation (normal Sunday meditation open to Friends and mitras) If you don’t want to come at 9.30, we can open the door at 10.30 too. Please don’t ring the doorbell

11.45-12.45 Bring-and-share Order lunch 
13.00-17.00...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College meeting

By Saccanama on Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 12:03

Saddhaloka, Paramabandhu and Ratnadharini introduce the meeting, talking about ordinations and ordination courses, sadhana, and new members of the Preceptors’ College.

Two days of the meeting are devoted to meetings of the various kulas of the College. Currently there are the following kulas -

Indian Kula (not present at this meeting but all 8 of them were here for the November 2015 meeting) - Subhuti Yashosagar, Amrutdeep, Jnanasuri, Karunamaya, Chandrashil, Amoghasiddhi and Adityabodhi.

Men’s ‘Padmaloka’ Kula - Padmavajra, Satyaraja, Surata, Arthapriya, Paramabandhu, Moksananda and Maitreyabandhu.

Men’s ‘non-UK’ Kula -...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

New Chair & Deputies for the College

By Vidyatara on Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 - 09:25

New Chair & Deputies for the College

By Vidyatara on Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 - 09:25

The College has a new Chair and three new Deputy Chairs.

After an evening of celebration and rejoicing on March 14, Saddhaloka took over as Chair of the Preceptors’ College from Dhammarati following his decade of service to the Order and the Movement. Ratnadharini has taken over from Padmasuri, who had been Deputy for the past 10 years, Paramabandhu has taken over from Saddhaloka as another Deputy and...