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Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Triratna News on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Triratna News on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

As Europe, and indeed, the world, faces very serious challenges, the Ecodharma Centre, in Spain, continues to explore how Buddhism can empower social engagement. This beautiful 4-minute video features activists reflecting on their lives, on retreat in the wonderful mountain landscape of Catalunya.

EcoDharma’s pioneering work in Engaged Buddhist Training has gained an international reputation over the last few years. This summer they worked with Engaged Buddhist writer and academic David Loy to host a ‘community of inquiry’ entitled...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Ecodharma Winter Retreat - the Call of Silence

Posted by Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 14:13

Ecodharma Winter Retreat - the Call of Silence

Posted by Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 14:13

19th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017

Wintertime is a season of potentially deep reflection and insight. Join us in our beautiful forest meditation space, rooted amidst in the majestic landscape of the Pyrenees. There will be up to ten days of silent communal practice with optional individual meditation support.

This retreat is open to meditators with at least six months experience of regular practice. Two meditation practices – Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta – will be taught to those interested, at the start...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Guhyaloka / Ordenaciones en Guhyaloka

Posted by Triratna News on Mon, 3 Oct, 2016 - 13:23

Ordinations at Guhyaloka / Ordenaciones en Guhyaloka

Posted by Triratna News on Mon, 3 Oct, 2016 - 13:23

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of 11 new Dharmacharis on Saturday 1st October at a bilingual Spanish-English retreat at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain.

Estoy muy contento de anunciar los nombres de once nuevos Dharmacharis que se ordenaron el sábado 1 de octubre en un retiro bilingüe en el centro de retiros de Guhyaloka, España.

Public preceptor/Preceptor público: Mahamati

Mat New 
becomes Saṅgharuci,
a Sanskrit name meaning “He who longs for spiritual community”
(Westernised spelling Sangharuchi).
Private preceptor: Sanghadeva
se convierte en Saṅgharuci,
...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Triratna News on Sat, 17 Sep, 2016 - 16:19

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Triratna News on Sat, 17 Sep, 2016 - 16:19

We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, Spain, on Friday 16th September:

Public preceptor: Padmasuri

Claire Brown becomes Amrtavani (the third ‘a’ is long as is the final ‘i’).
Sanskrit name meaning: ‘She who plays the music of the deathless’, or ‘She whose song is limitless’
Westernised spelling: Amritavani
Private preceptor: Dhatvisvari

Anneke Dekker becomes Maitridaya (second ‘i’ is long as are second and third ‘a’).
Sanskrit name meaning: ‘Giver of maitri’
...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Paramachitta on her inspiration to spread the Dharma in the Spanish-speaking world

Posted by The College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:35

Paramachitta on her inspiration to spread the Dharma in the Spanish-speaking world

Posted by The College of Public Preceptors on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:35

Before becoming a public preceptor I had the feeling that one of the most joyful aspects would be putting the kesa around someone’s neck, seeing the joy in their faces, ritually pouring water on the crown of their heads, an action so ancient and so beyond the mundane that you can’t help but connect with something much larger than ordinary life.

And so it is: A beautiful day in June in the heart of England, in the mythical atmosphere created in Adhisthana,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Spanish sangha gets its first retreat centre!

Posted by Triratna News on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 16:39

Spanish sangha gets its first retreat centre!

Posted by Triratna News on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 16:39

Things are getting exciting for Valencia Buddhist Centre, Spain: they’re buying Triratna’s Spanish sangha’s first-ever retreat centre. Moksananda’s video gives a good impression of its flavour (4-minutes).

Puzzled? Haven’t we already got two Spanish retreat centres, Akashavana and Guhyaloka? Yes, but they’re owned by British charities and their retreats - international and largely English-speaking - are for the Order or are closed ordination retreats. This one will be owned and run by Spanish people, in Spanish for the Spanish Order and Movement more generally.
...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Slideshow of ordinations at Adhisthana June 2016

Posted by The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 10:57

Slideshow of ordinations at Adhisthana June 2016

Posted by The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 - 10:57

A more detailed than usual set of photos of the recent ordinations of 3 Mexicans and 3 Spaniards at Adhisthana, photos courtesy of Dhammarati.

We are delighted to announce the names of the dharmacharinis publicly ordained at Adhisthana on the 18th June 2016.

Queridos hermanas y hermanos,
nos da un gran placer anunciar los nombres de las dharmacharinis que han recibido su ordenación...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akasavana, Spain

Posted by Triratna News on Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 - 09:54

Ordinations at Akasavana, Spain

Posted by Triratna News on Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 - 09:54

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following women at Akashavana, Spain on Saturday 4th June:

Public preceptor: Parami
Kate Arrowsmith
becomes Dharmamayi (long ‘i’)
Sanskrit name meaning ’She who is filled with Dharma’.
Westernised spelling: Dharmamayi
Private preceptor: Punyamala

Hattie Johnson becomes Akasajoti (long first and second ‘a’s, long ‘i’) 
Pali name meaning: ’She whose radiance is like the sky’.
Westernised spelling: Akasajoti
Private preceptor: Vajratara

Minh Truing George becomes Amaradipa (long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’)
...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Triratna News on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:45

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Triratna News on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:45

We are delighted to announce the names of 20 Dharmacharis ordained on Monday 2nd May at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain.

Public preceptor Purna
Donald Woolford
becomes Acalamuni 
A Sanskrit name meaning: “Sage who Is unwavering” (Westernised spelling Achalamuni)
Private preceptor Ratnavyuha

Public preceptor Moksananda
Armando Velasco becomes Medhāvin
A Sanskrit name meaning: “The man Of wisdom” (Westernised spelling Medhavin)
Private preceptor Samamati

Ivan Trujillo becomes Saṅghadhara
A Sanskrit name meaning “Supporter/upholder of the Sangha” (Westernised spelling Sanghadhara)
Private preceptor Keturaja

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