I am very happy to announce the public ordination on Monday 25th October 2021 of Carina Lindstrom Sundin from Gavle and affiliated to the Stockholm Centre. The ordination retreat took place at Dharmagiri retreat centre, Sweden.
Carina becomes Sraddhasuri (long second ‘a’, first and second ‘s’ as in ‘sh’, long ‘u’ and ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Faith.
Registered spelling: Sraddhashuri
Private Preceptor: Sobhanandi Public Preceptor: Kulanandi
We’re in Europe – in the Nordic region, as it happens – for day five of the International Council Online.
What is a Strand?, we hear you ask. Watch on for a perfect definition + a window into the delights and challenges of joining in with a global context from a remote town in Sweden and from Helsinki, capital of Finland.
- Language issues for non-English speakers in Triratna. - Highlights of the week. - Forming strong connections based in good work.
“Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...
“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.” 
Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...
On 10th December, Sweden’s second Triratna Centre opened, in Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, situated in the south, very close to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. See Malmö on a map. (This was just a week after Stockholm’s sangha moved to new premises - and a few days before another two Malmö mitra ceremonies.)
The Malmö Centre team writes: “The Malmö sangha began in June 2013, when three of us (Anna, Caroline and ex-Kajsa) began to meet to practise...
After 24 years in a basement under the yard behind a block of flats, the Stockholm sangha has risen up! Thanks to the force that is Vajradarshini, our Chair, the first weekend in December saw us move into former shop premises on a busy main street at 89 Hornsgatan.
Although very slightly smaller than the old centre, our new centre is a dream, with five windows and a warm and welcoming kitchen which has instantly become our sangha’s home, especially in mid-winter...