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Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

On 23rd April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after a Going for Refuge retreat held at Chintamani Retreat Centre. 

Mexican and Clear Vision director Sanghadhara was there and filmed the ordinations for NewByte, also interviewing Parami about how six women from Triratna’s Venezuela sangha came to be invited.\

Re-watch the live broadcast of the ordinations

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Clear Vision Trust

Women's Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 16:13

Women's Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 16:13

On 23 April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after being on a Going for Refuge Retreat at Cintamani Retreat Centre. 
Parami also tells us about how 6 women from Venezuela came to be invited to the event.

Triratna News
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...

Buddhist Centre Features
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...

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