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5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

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

Public preceptor: Parami

Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri
a Pali name meaning ’She who has the beauty of a lotus’. 
Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri.
Private preceptor: Dayalocana

Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani
a Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ’She who is like a jewel of knowledge’.
(Long first’a’ and last ‘i’ and dot under the ‘n’)
Westernised spelling: Vidyamani
Private preceptor: Saddhanandi

Meera Vig becomes Aksobhini
a Sanskrit name meaning ’She...

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Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following women, at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

Public preceptor: Parami

Monika Podgorska becomes Upeksanandi
(dot under the ‘s’, long ‘i’)
Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: She who delights in equanimity
Westernised spelling: Upekshanandi
Private preceptor: Dharmavasini

Mairead Keane becomes Prajnamayi
(tilde above the ‘n’, long ‘i’) 
Sanskrit name meaning: She who is filled with wisdom
Westernised spelling: Prajnamayi
Private preceptor: Paramachitta

Theresa O’Leary becomes...

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Triratna News

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 16:32

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 16:32

We’re delighted to announce that 16 sixteen new Dharmacharis were publicly ordained on 1st May at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public preceptor: Maitreyabandhu
Kevin Croke
becomes Amalayodhin
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a warrior whose aim is purity” 
(Westernised spelling Amalayodhin)
Private Preceptor: Paramabandhu

Public preceptor: Amogharatna
Ralf Scholle
becomes Ṛjubandhu
A Sanskrit name meaning “Upright friend” 
(Westernised spelling Rijubandhu)
Private preceptor: Nirmala

Sven Lohrey becomes Satyadhara
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Buddhist Centre for Barcelona

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Apr, 2017 - 23:59

New Buddhist Centre for Barcelona

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Apr, 2017 - 23:59

Triratna’s sangha in Barcelona, Spain, bought their first Buddhist Centre last year. Just six weeks from opening they are working hard. They still need to raise €15,000. 

Sugarbha writes: “This is a really exciting project for Triratna Barcelona. Thanks to a legacy donation, in summer 2016 we secured a mortgage and purchased a building to convert into a centre. This is obviously a huge step forward for us, and for Triratna in mainland Europe.

We were able to secure the mortgage mainly due to a substantial sum...

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Triratna News

News from Triratna's Spanish Translations Board

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 13:05

News from Triratna's Spanish Translations Board

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 13:05

Nagapriya writes from Mexico about the work of Triratna’s Spanish Translations Board.

“The translation into Spanish of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s work and that of other Triratna writers, began in the early 1990s with the prodigious efforts of a Mexican (ex-) Order member then known as Shuddhavajra. Shuddhavajra did much pioneering work, including founding the publishing house Tres Joyas (Three Jewels) and beginning the difficult task of creating a Dharmic vocabulary in Spanish. Unfortunately Tres Joyas no longer continues but in recent years, the ...

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Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

On Saturday 18th March, 2017, in a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an excellent jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una joya excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

In a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain, on  Saturday 18th March, 2017

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una Joya Excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

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

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Munisha to 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...

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