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International Women's Day 2021: Akshobhini

By Akshobhini on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 08:55

International Women's Day 2021: Akshobhini

By Akshobhini on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 08:55

Kia ora, Namaste, my name is Akshobhini, I was ordained 3.5 years ago at Akashavana, Spain. I live in Auckland, New Zealand, where I have lived for the last 10 years. I live with my husband Dh Sujiva and our 8 year old son, Kabir. I am a Dharmacarini (Order member) of British East-African Indian (Gujarati) descent, a mother, and a medical doctor (Paediatrician). I attend a weekly Chapter (Order meeting) and have a creative practice of making malas in...

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International Women's Day 2021: Dhiraprabha

By dhiraprabha on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 18:07

International Women's Day 2021: Dhiraprabha

By dhiraprabha on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 18:07

I’m Dhiraprabha. In 1983, I lived by the sea in North Norfolk, England, and taught in the local primary school. I loved it, especially the wide open skies, and never wanted to live in a city. Five years later I found myself in East London drawn by the desperate shortage of teachers “just for two years” - but I remained there until I retired in 2019. I was introduced to the London Buddhist Centre by Maitreyi in 1997 and was...

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International Women's Day 2021: Jnanesvari

By Jnanesvari on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 12:43

International Women's Day 2021: Jnanesvari

By Jnanesvari on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 12:43

I’m Jnanesvari. I was ordained in 2006 in Dunkeld in Scotland. I live in Kilcoole, about 30 km South of Dublin on the coast in Ireland. I live with my two children, aged 9 and 11 and their dad. I work as a project manager in infectious diseases and I also have a small event management company which is mostly used to train doctors and health care professionals. I bring up my kids, teach the dharma a little, play volleyball...

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International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

By mokshini on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

By mokshini on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

My name’s Mokshini. I was ordained in 1999, during a 2 week training-for-ordination retreat at Tiratanaloka. In September 2018 I moved to Berlin, and since February 2020 I’ve been living in a women’s community with five other delightful beings. I am training to be a community nurse for senior citizens; once I finish – towards the end of this year - I plan to divide my time working for a living and extending my involvement in Dharma activities.

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International Women's Day 2021: Moksatara

By moksatara on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 18:01

International Women's Day 2021: Moksatara

By moksatara on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 18:01

I’m Moksatara. I was ordained in June 2015, at Akashavana retreat centre in Spain. My Private Preceptor is Punyamala. I live in Sheffield in the UK. I currently live with my partner Vidyavachin and our four month old son Philip and I currently spend my days parenting.

The lockdown began shortly after I found out I was pregnant. Thankfully I had just been on retreat at Taraloka, as this became my last “in-person” retreat for a while. With the birth of my son...

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International Women's Day 2021: Vidyavardhini

By Vidyavardhini on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 12:42

International Women's Day 2021: Vidyavardhini

By Vidyavardhini on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 12:42

I am Vidyavardhini, I live in Pune near Bhaja retreat centre (Maharashtra), India. I was ordained on 15th January 2017 at Bordharan retreat center, Nagpur. Mostly I travel all over India because I love traveling and meeting people, so I hardly stay at home. When I first contacted the sangha I decided to move to Maharashtra twelve years ago to understand and practice Buddhism from that time. It was clear that after some time, I had to go back to Bihar (because I am...

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International Women's Day 2021: Varadhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:04

International Women's Day 2021: Varadhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:04

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are sharing stories from women in the Triratna Buddhist Order. We’re hearing from women around the world, in a number of different contexts, sharing what the last year has been like for them, since the global coronavirus pandemic began.

“Hi! My name is Varadhi. I was privately ordained at my Private Preceptors shrine room in greater Sydney and publicly ordained in my friend and next-door neighbours’ shrine room in Melbourne, Australia. I...

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Triratna News

Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Celebrating International Women's Day with Windhorse Publications

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 08:00

Vajradevi’s first book Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom will be published by Windhorse Publications at the end of March. In this short clip for Women’s Day, Dhammamegha interviews Vajradevi about writing, about friendship as a context for learning and teaching, and about being a woman practitioner.

By far the majority of authors published by Windhorse Publications in the past have been men. This year we have Vajradevi’s book, as well as also...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Saturday 8 August 14:00 - 15:30

Coming together in ‘real’ life for the first time in months! A socially distant gathering in Highbury Fields, close to the NLBC, near the end of Fieldway Crescent. Brief led movement or activities and time to connect with each other. Please bring your own drink, clothing for British summer weather, and something to sit on.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Buddha’s begging bowl with Dhammamegha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:24

The Buddha’s begging bowl with Dhammamegha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:24

Women’s class with the North London Centre

This Saturday, 11 July, 14:00-15:30
The Buddha’s begging bowl. 
Join Zoom Meeting here.
A talk by Dhammamegha on the theme of ‘holding to nothing whatever’, with meditation, discussion and ritual. All women are welcome.
Suggested donation £10. Donate via PayPal here.

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