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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 14 Sep, 2015 - 15:43

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 14 Sep, 2015 - 15:43

We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, in Spain, on 11th September 2015:

Public preceptor: Parami
Suzie Tisch becomes Maitrihrdaya, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has a heart of loving kindness’. (Long second ‘i’, dot under the second ‘r’ and long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Maitrihridaya
Private preceptor: Satyapada

Claudia Bock becomes Karunaseva, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘In the service of compassion’. (Dot under ‘n’ long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Karunaseva
Private preceptor: Kulanandi
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Women's ordinations in India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 17:34

Women's ordinations in India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 17:34

We’re delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained on 30th August at Ven. Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bor Dharan, Maharashtra, India:

Private Preceptor Vijaya
Public Preceptor Jnanasuri 

Anita Thool (South West Nagpur) becomes Amritanandi
Asha Nakhale (North Nagpur) becomes Shwetchitta
Shila Walke (North Nagpur) becomes Shubhrachitta 
Kusum Tembhurne (Pimpri Centre Pune) becomes Amritdharini 
Yamu Dhone (Amravati) becomes Amritamaya 
Prabha Shende (Amravati) becomes Ojoratna
Chanda Gedam (Amravati) becomes Aryasri
Anusaya Bhagat (Wardha) becomes Vinayasri
Sindhu...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

International Women's Day talks from the Manchester Buddhist Centre: 2/3

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 17:56

International Women's Day talks from the Manchester Buddhist Centre: 2/3

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 17:56

From Clear Vision, Taravandana’s workshop ‘Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life’, given to mark International Women’s Day in March 2015; the second of three public presentations given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre for IWD.

This 16-minute video represents a longer workshop consisting of a talk with breaks for discussion.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

International Women's Day talks from the Manchester Buddhist Centre: 1/3

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 10:54

International Women's Day talks from the Manchester Buddhist Centre: 1/3

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 10:54

From Clear Vision, Munisha’s 28-minute talk for International Women’s Day in March 2015; the first of three public talks given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre for IWD.

The first part is an introduction to women in Buddhism today generally, and UK Buddhism. The main talk, “What is a Woman?”, begins at 8’ 39”.

See the full series, and +Follow Clear Vision here on The Buddhist Centre Online.
Visit Clear Vision’s website to find out more about what they do.
See even...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Singhashri - Misogyny and the Potential of Women in Buddhism

Posted by Amaradaya@Clear... to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:13

Singhashri - Misogyny and the Potential of Women in Buddhism

Posted by Amaradaya@Clear... to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:13

Singhashri gives a talk on the potential of women in Buddhism, and how our practice can help us move from anger to clarity in response to misogyny and sexism. Talk given for International Women’s Day, Manchester Buddhist Centre, 7th March 2015.

Please watch also the introductory talk Munisha gave first in the same series of talks, What is a Woman?

Although Singhashri says that Sangharakshita has suggested that women “are less likely to develop spiritually than men”, she acknowledges that he has never said precisely...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

What is a Woman? - Munisha

Posted by Amaradaya@Clear... to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:10

What is a Woman? - Munisha

Posted by Amaradaya@Clear... to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:10

Munisha’s 28-minute talk for International Women’s Day in March 2015; the first of three public talks given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre for IWD.

The first part is an introduction to women in Buddhism today generally, and UK Buddhism. The main talk, “What is a Woman?”, begins at 8’ 39”.

Triratna News
Triratna News

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

This September, the Tiratanaloka team from Wales, UK, will join Order members from continental Europe to run an international ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat for women on mainland Europe for the first time.

office [at] tiratanaloka.org.uk (Contact Tiratanaloka) for more details or to book.

The ‘What Is The Order?’ retreat is for women training for ordination and will take place at Triratna’s purpose-built Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands, 11-25th September.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akasavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 12:12

Ordinations at Akasavana

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 12:12

The following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana on Saturday 6th June 2015:

Public Preceptor Maitreyi
Kia Almegard becomes Vimaladhi, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose Wisdom is Pure’ (long final ‘i’). 
Westernised spelling: Vimaladhi
Private preceptor: Sridevi
Bente Kjønstad becomes Muditadevi, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘Goddess of sympathetic joy’ (long final ‘i’). 
Westernised spelling: Muditadevi
Private preceptor: Sridevi
Su Akbar Khan becomes Sujhayini, a Pali or Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose intent is excellent’ (long ‘a’ and final ‘i’).
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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna Trust Women's Appeal

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:29

Parami visits the women who are working on the Karuna appeal in London and discovers why it is a transformative experience.

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