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Triratna News

Tiratanaloka is 20!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44

Tiratanaloka is 20!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44Tiratanaloka is Triratna’s UK retreat centre for women training for ordination. It’s 20 years since its foundation in a country house in a beautiful valley in the Brecon Beacons, south Wales.

Current team member Amritamati writes: “To mark the occasion, the current team invited all the current and previous trustees and resident team members for the first weekend of November: over 30 women from around the world. Of these, an impressive 26 attended, including all the original team:...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

Posted by Dayamudra to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

Posted by Dayamudra to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Dalit girls and women, those from the lower caste communities, traditionally called “untouchable”, are the most vulnerable of all people in India. These are our students, fellow teachers and our friends at Jai Bhim International, inspired by the social activist and Chief Architect of the Indian constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Females in this...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in New Zealand

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 5 Oct, 2014 - 00:17

Ordinations in New Zealand

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 5 Oct, 2014 - 00:17At a public ordination held on Thursday 2nd in Golden Bay, New Zealand, eight new Dharmacharinis joined the Order.

Public preceptor Varadevi

Sue Walker becomes Prasadajata (Sanskrit) - “Born/arisen with purity”
Private preceptor Maitripala
Jodie Dempster becomes Rijumayi (Sanskrit) - “Filled with integrity”
Private preceptor Dharmanandi
Janet Bremner becomes Sagaradhi (Sanskrit) - “She whose knowledge and wisdom are like the ocean”
Private preceptor Malini
Dianne May becomes Kusalamani (Pali) - “She whose jewel is skillfulness”
Private preceptor Dharmanandi
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30

Ordinations at Akashavana, Spain

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 13 Sep, 2014 - 16:30The following women were publicly ordained during a bilingual Spanish-English retreat at Akashavana yesterday, 12th September 2014:

Public preceptor Dayanandi:
Ursula Tidd becomes Dharmakarunya, a Sanskrit name meaning “She Whose Compassion is from the Dharma”. (Long third and final ‘a’; dot under the ‘n’.)
Westernised spelling: Dharmakarunya
Private preceptor Samantabhadri

Sarah Bedworth becomes Sraddhagupta, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is protected by Faith”. (Accent over the ‘s’; long second and final ‘a’s.)
Westernised spelling: Shraddhagupta
Private preceptor...
Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

International Council 2014, Voices No. 7 - Maitriratna and Vijaya (India, Order and College Strands)

Posted by Dassini to Triratna International Council on Thu, 14 Aug, 2014 - 09:39
A great interview with two pioneering women - the first female Indian members of the Order to come to the International Council to represent their respective strands. We hear about their home lives in India and their work within the Order there. And they share their inspiration from the Council, particularly around women taking responsibility and taking the lead in a spiritual community.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Sheffield, UK

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 20 Jul, 2014 - 20:56

Ordination in Sheffield, UK

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 20 Jul, 2014 - 20:56Sally Birch (of Sheffield, previously of Deal) was ordained privately on Thursday 17th July at Tiratanaloka, and publicly on Saturday 19th July at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre, UK.

She becomes Dayaraksita (long second and last ‘a’s, and a dot under the ’s’), a sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Protected by Kindness’.

Westernised spelling: Dayarakshita

Private preceptor Subhadramati, public preceptor Ratnadharini

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:
  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in
  • ...
Akashavana
Akashavana

sit like a mountain – on a mountain!

Posted by acalavajri to Akashavana on Sat, 3 May, 2014 - 15:33

sit like a mountain – on a mountain!

Posted by acalavajri to Akashavana on Sat, 3 May, 2014 - 15:33A month retreat with a two week option
19th Dec 2014 | 16th of Jan 2015

Join us (akashavana community) in the life of stillness, simplicity and contentment.

As in previous years we would like to invite Dharmacharinis to come and practise with the community. The end of the year is a good time to reflect back on the year that has been and look forward to the year which might come.. Despite what people think December/January is...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Taking a Fresh Look at metta

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 13:54

Taking a Fresh Look at metta

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 13:54Sunday 8th May 10.30am-4.30pm

A day for women Mitra’s and Order Member’s led by Maitrimala. The day will be an opportunity to meditate, discuss and reflect on Metta. What does metta mean to us? how do we feel about the Metta Bhavana meditation, and how do we practice metta in our everyday lives. Maitrimala lived and worked at Taraloka for five years where she transformed the kitchen and the menus which many of us have benefited from. Since leaving...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Women's Day

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 24 Apr, 2014 - 14:37

Women's Day

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 24 Apr, 2014 - 14:37Sunday 4th May 10.30am-4.30pm
A day of reflection on the Hsin Hsin Ming with Dayapakshini and Sucimani. Please bring a vegetarian contribution for lunch. £20/£15 concession

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