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Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Saturday October 7th 2017 was a special day with 2 public ordinations staking place. First, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Claire Walsh became Nischalasri, having been privately ordained by Amritamati at Tiratanaloka and then publicly ordained by Dayanandi in her home town Buddhist Centre. Then, a few hours later, Keith Hogan had his public ordination in Dublin (the first to take place on Irish soil)...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Realisation of Metta

By akasajoti on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 14:54

Realisation of Metta

By akasajoti on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 14:54

True wisdom never rests in itself very long, there is always this movement towards suffering through compassion.

Saddhaloka’s presentation on Metta and Wisdom, where he spoke of the unity of the dual aspects of the path – samata and vipassana, wisdom and compassion, merit and insight – and described how they are really a part of a single process, with reference to some stories of the Buddha’s life and the teachings of Atisha on sunyatakarunagarbha.

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Saddhaloka introduces himself

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:30

In interview with Saccanama, Saddhaloka talks about his early life, coming across the Dharma, and his work for the Movement before becoming Chair of the Preceptors’ College.

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College of Public Preceptors

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

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

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

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

On 26th August 2016 Bhante turns 91. His mind is bright and active and he takes a lively interest in what goes on in the Order and Movement.  He continues to give of himself and in recent months, despite dips in his energy, he has met a lot of people. It was very moving to see the joy of the Indian Order members at the Men’s Convention when having their photograph taken with him. Clearly though, his body is frail, and we...

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

Introducing the November 2015 College Meeting

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Nov, 2015 - 14:27

Saddhaloka, in conversation with Saccanama, introduces the November meeting of the Public Preceptors’ College; a gathering of public preceptors from all around the world - India, America, New Zealand, Spain and the UK. He talks about some of the themes and issues they will be exploring together this week, including Sadhana, the future of the College, and the work of the Ordination team in India.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Rejoicing in Dhammarati and introducing Saddhaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Jul, 2015 - 16:07

Rejoicing in Dhammarati and introducing Saddhaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Jul, 2015 - 16:07

The members of Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors come together twice a year at Adhisthana to practise, strengthen their kalyana mitrata (spiritual friendships) and discuss a range of issues affecting the Order and Movement.

Vidyatara works for the College. She writes:

“The College’s March meeting had a particular focus on transition, with Dhammarati stepping down as Chair of the College after a decade of service and handing on his responsibilities to Saddhaloka. This short film was made by Public Preceptor Moksananda, to capture this...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Who's new at Adhisthana?

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 11:22

Who's new at Adhisthana?

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 - 11:22

Saddhaloka, new Chair of Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors, moved to live at Adhisthana on 9th April, having taken over the post from Dhammarati at the latest College meeting, in March.

Saddhaloka writes: “After 20 years I packed my possessions and life at Padmaloka into a van and drove right across England to Adhisthana, and to a warm welcome from the community and the balmy spring weather. I have just about settled in to my new room, but no time yet to really settle...

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...

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