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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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

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Three Ordinations in San Francisco

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Jul, 2013 - 05:54

Three Ordinations in San Francisco

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Jul, 2013 - 05:54Karunadevi writes with news of three ordinations in San Francisco, saying - “I am very happy to inform you that on Sunday July 21 2013, in a ceremony at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, Nancy Anding, Vicki Oyadamari, and Elaine Ward were publicly ordained.

Nancy is now Shunyamala (Sanskrit) meaning “Garlanded with Shunyata”.
Vicki is now Manidha (Sanskrit, first a is short, short i, and last a is long) meaning “Holder of the Jewel”.
Elaine is now...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Total Immersion in California

By Viveka on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 16:02

Triratna America - Total Immersion in California

By Viveka on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 16:02One week from today, I’ll be packing my car and driving with Tejananda 1.5 hours south to the Santa Cruz Mountains to lead a one-month Total Immersion silent meditation retreat. 35 Order members and Mitras are ‘going forth’ from their daily lives in the US, Mexico, UK, Spain, Japan. For one month we will live as a close-knit community of the Buddha’s disciples. Our abode will be among redwood trees, mountain ridges with glimpses...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suvarnaprabha: The Book of Rejoicings - A Call for Contributions

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 14:42

Suvarnaprabha: The Book of Rejoicings - A Call for Contributions

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 14:42Our friend Suvarnaprabha from San Francisco has been writing the most amazing blog about living with cancer. We’re hoping to feature more from it – and from her – here on The Buddhist Centre Online this year - and we’ll keep you posted about the book she’s working on around her experiences since the diagnosis. Now Varada writes from Missoula, Montana, in the US to ask for submissions for a ‘Book of Rejoicings’ she and...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna Retreat Center in Northern California

By lokabandhu on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 07:05

New Triratna Retreat Center in Northern California

By lokabandhu on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 07:05Triratna’s San Francisco Buddhist Center Sangha have been in touch with news of their progress towards a new Triratna Retreat Centre, currently emerging in the mountains of Northern California. They write -

Dear Friends: Our vision is to create a simple place for people to continue to go forth into the forest, and to go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. As the Buddha says in the Anapanasati Sutta - “The meditator, having gone to the...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

New California Retreat Center

By rodashruti on Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18

New California Retreat Center

By rodashruti on Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18“The meditator, having gone to the forest, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building, sits down with legs folded crosswise, body held erect, and sets mindfulness to the fore.”
— the Anapanasati Sutta

Dear Friends:

There is a new Triratna Retreat Center emerging in the mountains of Northern California. Our vision is to create a simple place for people to continue to go forth into the forest, and to go for refuge to Buddha,...