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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...

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...

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
...

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...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

What was it like for early Buddhist women?

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 1 Oct, 2016 - 13:30

What was it like for early Buddhist women?

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 1 Oct, 2016 - 13:30

Here, Dharmacārinī Vajratārā reviews a collection of scholarly essays exploring how it was for women in early Buddhism – at a time before feminism when nevertheless women were taken seriously as dharma practitioners.

Women in Early Indian Buddhism: Comparative Textual Studies

essays by various scholars, edited and introduced by Alice Collett

Oxford University Press, USA, 2014, 274pp., hback and ebook

Reviewed by Vajratārā

What were the attitudes towards women in early Indian Buddhism? Does textual analysis of early Buddhist texts corroborate the idea that early Buddhists saw women...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in New Zealand

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 18 Sep, 2016 - 21:16

Ordinations in New Zealand

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 18 Sep, 2016 - 21:16

We are delighted to announce the names of three new Dharmacharinis ordained on 17th September at Golden Bay, New Zealand.

Public Preceptor Varadevi

Andrea Gill becomes Ujjalamati
(Pali - all short vowels)
Private Preceptor: Dharmanandi
Meaning of name: She whose mind is radiant

Public preceptor Dharmanandi

Kate Drury becomes Saccattha
(Pali - long second and last a)
Meaning of name: She whose goal is the Truth
Private Preceptor Varadevi

Natalie Grace becomes Karunajoti
(Pali -  long second a and long i)
Meaning of...

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