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Buddhist Centre Features

Jnanadakini - Bringing The Dharma To Latin America

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 17:14

Jnanadakini was the first Mexican woman to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and joins us to talk about her work bringing the Dharma to other Latin American women.

We hear about the recent ordination, broadcast live on The Buddhist Centre Online, and about Jnanadakini’s mythic connection to building sangha at home in Mexico, in Venezuela, and across the continent. Her quiet joy in this is apparent as she evokes the strength of practical faith in the face of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in Mexico City

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

Ordinations in Mexico City

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination yesterday at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.

Ayer, en El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:

Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami

Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who holds the sword of freedom’ / un nombre Sánscrito que quiere decir ‘La que sostiene la espada de la...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Women's sub 35 retreat at Vajrasana 9-11th of June

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 11:22

Women's sub 35 retreat at Vajrasana 9-11th of June

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 11:22

Danayutta writes:

Dharma practice is a vigorous and courageous engagement with life, the world and reality. On this retreat, we will be exploring meditation and Buddhist practices that will help us strengthen and embody the fearless wisdom and compassion that transforms ourselves and the world.

Suitable for women who regularly practice the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana.

9-11th of June, Vajrasana, £180/£140

Booking essential...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

New Podcast: Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 5 Apr, 2017 - 17:37

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise -...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise - and how clear...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Women, Men and Angels: an apology

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 6 Mar, 2017 - 13:38

Women, Men and Angels: an apology

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 6 Mar, 2017 - 13:38

Updated March 28th: Watch a fuller video conversation here with Subhuti exploring the details of his regret and his apology in the company of his good friend Maitreyi.

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Parami is one of the Triratna Buddhist Order’s two Order convenors. She writes:

“In 1994, a book called Women, Men and Angels was published, with the subtitle: ‘An inquiry into the relative spiritual aptitudes of men and women’. It was written by Subhuti, a senior Triratna Order Member,...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Women, Men and Angels: A Personal Statement by Subhuti

Posted by Subhuti to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 3 Mar, 2017 - 14:07

Women, Men and Angels: A Personal Statement by Subhuti

Posted by Subhuti to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 3 Mar, 2017 - 14:07

Introduction by Parami
In 1994, a book called ‘Women, Men and Angels’ was published, with the subtitle: ‘An Inquiry into the Relative Spiritual Aptitudes of Men and Women’. It was written by Subhuti, a senior Triratna Order Member, with the intention of elaborating on an impression or ‘idea’ that had originally come from Sangharakshita. While I am sure this was not Subhuti’s intention, the book had a painful effect on many people – especially women – even causing some to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 17 Jan, 2017 - 14:06

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 17 Jan, 2017 - 14:06

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following 12 women, at Bordharan Retreat Centre, Maharashtra, India on Sunday 15th January 2017.

Private preceptor Vijaya
Public preceptor Jnanasuri

Supriya Akshobhy - North Nagpur - becomes Nityashri, “Permanent glory”
Kusumlata Goutam - Dehradun, Uttarakhand - becomes Aryadarshini, “One who knows/sees the Arya - noble one”
Babita Bhan - Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh - becomes Ratnavajri, “A jewel-vajra”
Chandrakanta Bouddha - Dehradun, Uttarakhand - becomes Vinayadarshini, “One who observe the vinaya-discipline”

Private preceptor Jnanasuri
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Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Finding Out More About Early Buddhist Women

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 12:52

Finding Out More About Early Buddhist Women

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 12:52

With this post we present another fine review by Sarah Clelland of a recent work of scholarship on women monastics in early Buddhism.

Alice Collett, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History, Oxford University Press, India, 2016

Review by Sarah Clelland

In Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns Alice Collett, now lecturer at Nālanda University in India, explores changing attitudes to women in Buddhism through the stories of six early nuns: Dhammadinnā, Khemā, Kisāgotamī, Paṭācārā, Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā and Uppalavaṇṇā. In the first half...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Triratna's women on the Buddhistwomen.eu site

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:04

Triratna's women on the Buddhistwomen.eu site

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:04

The Network of Buddhist Women in Europe is mainly a website (in French, English and German) providing a home for links to various Buddhist women teachers, groups and projects in Europe (and worldwide).

Earlier this year, through my work as Liaison officer, representing Triratna at the European Buddhist Union, I was asked to contribute a profile of a woman teacher from Triratna to the site’s list of female Buddhist teachers. I was delighted but replied that since we now have around 800...

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