Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

As a female student and practitioner of Buddhism, at times I feel frustrated by the underrepresentation of women in Buddhist texts and iconography. To give just one example, out of the forty-six figures on Triratna’s refuge tree, only two are female. Frustrated I may be, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised. As author Alice Collett points out in Windhorse Publications’ latest release, I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Buddhism was born and developed within ancient...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Kusaladevi

By kusaladevi on Sun, 14 Mar, 2021 - 17:00

International Women's Day 2021: Kusaladevi

By kusaladevi on Sun, 14 Mar, 2021 - 17:00

I’m Kusaladevi and I was ordained in 2015 at Akashavana retreat centre in Spain. I live in Nottingham in the UK, with my partner Paraga, who is also a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. I’m the chair at the Buddhist centre in Nottingham, so most of my days are spent preparing, supporting and leading events for the Sangha (Buddhist community), meeting Sangha members and doing various tasks to ensure things run well at the Buddhist Centre. I also...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Saddhajala

By saddhajala on Sun, 14 Mar, 2021 - 13:30

International Women's Day 2021: Saddhajala

By saddhajala on Sun, 14 Mar, 2021 - 13:30

I was ordained at Akashavana in 2019. I live in Krakow/Poland. I live on my own renting a small flat near the river and our Buddhist Centre. I am working for the Buddhist Centre as a Centre manager so my life is mostly focused around the sangha, working closely with my centre team, creating conditions for the centre to grow, and supporting the women’s wing in Poland. At the moment I am spending quite a bit of my time sitting in...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Tarahridaya

By Tarahridaya on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 09:06

International Women's Day 2021: Tarahridaya

By Tarahridaya on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 09:06

I am Tarahridaya and I was ordained on 23rd January 2005. I live in Pune (Maharashtra) India, with my two children. My son is 24 and my daughter is 21. My son is doing a job and my daughter has recently finished her graduation. My husband is also an order member, call Abhayaraja, we married 28 years ago. We both are working for the Triratna Buddhist movement. At present I am working in the women’s ordination process training team.

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Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Sadayasihi

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 09:03

International Women's Day 2021: Sadayasihi

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 09:03

I’m Sadayasihi. I was ordained in 2016 in Akashavana, Spain and I currently live in a Buddhist community in Dublin, Ireland with two other women. I work full-time for The Buddhist Centre Online and I’m also involved in activities around the Dublin Buddhist Centre. In my spare time I like reading, playing cooperative board games and continuing my attempts to learn the ukulele! I’m looking forward to the day when I can go for a long hike in the Wicklow...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Singhashri

By Singhashri on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 08:59

International Women's Day 2021: Singhashri

By Singhashri on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 08:59

I was ordained in 2010 while living in San Francisco. In 2012 I moved to the UK and currently live in London with my partner Shraddhasiddhi. I spend my days meditating, teaching mindfulness and the dharma, engaging in friendships with other Order members and mitras across the movement, writing, walking and helping out at the North London Buddhist Centre. I’m also actively engaged in various antiracism activities in and outside the movement.

The dual pandemics of coronavirus...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Danasamudra

By Danasamudra on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 08:47

International Women's Day 2021: Danasamudra

By Danasamudra on Sat, 13 Mar, 2021 - 08:47

I was ordained in June 2011 at Akashavana and now live in Worcestershire, United Kingdom, not far from Adhisthana. I have retired from paid work and live alone.  Although I no longer live at Adhisthana I am still the librarian of the Sangharakshita library and am managing to do some library work during the pandemic. In addition I lead a fortnightly Mitra study group and am on the team for the weekly Hereford class. Beyond that I do a lot...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Muditadevi

By Muditadevi on Fri, 12 Mar, 2021 - 14:43

International Women's Day 2021: Muditadevi

By Muditadevi on Fri, 12 Mar, 2021 - 14:43

I was ordained in 2015 and live in Oslo, Norway.  I share my flat with a young woman who is not a Buddhist. I have a boyfriend who lives just outside Oslo, and we like to go skiing at his cottage in the mountains. I work part-time as Centre manager for the Oslo Buddhist Centre. I take part in teaching most Thursdays, plan and do admin work with Gunaketu, the only other Order member here. I love being outdoors and...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Chandrasiddhi

By Chandrasiddhi on Fri, 12 Mar, 2021 - 12:55

International Women's Day 2021: Chandrasiddhi

By Chandrasiddhi on Fri, 12 Mar, 2021 - 12:55

Chandrasiddhi (Ella cuyo poder espiritual es como el de la luna).

Hola a todos, qué bello poder compartir con ustedes, muchas gracias. 

Fui ordenada públicamente el 23 de abril en el Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México.

Vivo en la Ciudad de México con mi esposo. Vivimos en un departamento diminuto cerca de la casa de mis padres. Por el momento no tenemos mascotas en casa, pero...

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