College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordination in San Francisco

By Karunadevi on Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

Ordination in San Francisco

By Karunadevi on Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

I am delighted to announce that the public ordination of Mary Salome from San Francisco, CA took place at the San Francisco Buddhist Center on August 29, 2021.

Mary Salome becomes Rodashruti (the a, u and i are short, accent on the first and third syllable)
a Sanskrit name meaning “She who listens to the cries of the world.”

Registered spelling Rodashruti

Private preceptor Vimalasara
Public preceptor Karunadevi

SADHU SADHU ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Upcoming Livestream of Public Ordination in Canada and USA - Sunday Aug 29!

By Centre Team on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:33

Upcoming Livestream of Public Ordination in Canada and USA - Sunday Aug 29!

By Centre Team on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:33

Sunday August 29
3pm US PST | 6pm US EST | 11pm IE/UK | 8am Australia EDT (Monday 30) | 10am New Zealand (Monday 30).

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce that Mary Salome will be privately ordained the week of August 23 in Vancouver, Canada by Vimalasara on a small ordination retreat.

Her public ordination will be in San Francisco on Sunday, August 29, 2021, conducted by Karunadevi.
...

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The Ministry of Presence (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 12)

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 12:17

A mythic sense of things is never far away in today’s conversation about radical imagination: at the most intimate levels of close, personal friendship; and also culturally, historically, politically, and spiritually as we try to meet the moment of crisis to which we are all witnesses.

With Viveka and Upayadhi we discuss taking cues from anticipatory communities who deal with systemic suffering every day, and who have stored up effective responses to some of the issues we are all now facing. The...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Karunadevi

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 15:00

…these issues that were very controversial, they didn’t make me want to run away. But they did make me wonder whether I could be a part of the Order.

Karunadevi’s Annals
In 1968 I had recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Iowa with my husband. I was 24 years old, had graduated from Iowa State University in ’66 and was teaching 4th grade. California was a very different culture, especially around San Francisco, and I felt both overwhelmed and enthralled...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Over on Triratna News, there’s an nice video story of an American Buddhist working for social change: Vimalamoksha makes Tiny Homes for those living on the street in San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
Watch another video about the Tiny Homes Project.
emblems766 [at] hotmail.com (Email...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Danadasa & Prasadachitta on San Francisco, Consciousness, and Friendship

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 22:53

We continue to celebrate the diversity of those attending the 2015 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico with two close friends from San Francisco. The theme of the Convention is friendship itself as a whole path of practice, and this is a pleasing ramble with two Californians taking in topics as diverse as the tech boom in San Francisco, the nature of interpretative understanding, and how beautiful it is to sit in a garden as part of a Buddhist...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24It was with great sadness that we learned of the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Suvarnaprabha in San Francisco, on Tuesday 24th September.

Suvarnaprabha died at home at 4.40pm, in the company of her three sisters and her friends Julie and Padmatara. She was buried on the afternoon of Friday, 27th September in a green cemetery on a hill in Marin County.

Suvarnaprabha was ordained in October 2001, with Sanghadevi as both private and public preceptor. The practice...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Suvarnaprabha's Burial At Fernwood

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:55

Suvarnaprabha's Burial At Fernwood

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:55
It was a golden radiant day on that hillside. The children’s voices from the playground rang up from the valley and the canopy of eucalyptus shimmered in the breeze. After we shoveled the dirt and laid down our flowers 5 hawks circled above in the dazzling blue sky, then each flew off in a different direction. Driving home the bay sparkled. Golden. Radiant.

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