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Dharmabyte: Why Ordination, Why An Order?

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 21 Apr, 2014 - 17:40
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear “Why Ordination, Why An Order,” from a talk given on a weekend retreat for women mitras at Tiratanaloka. In this excerpt, Maitreyi shares her personal journey of requesting ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order. From the full talk: “Why Ordination, Why An Order”.

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Friendly, fun women’s community seeks new member

Posted by Munisha to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:09

Friendly, fun women’s community seeks new member

Posted by Munisha to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:09Want to be part of the lively Manchester sangha?
Are you a mitra or Order member?


(Ok, it’s not a job, but it certainly is voluntary…)

We’re in leafy north Manchester, 2 miles from Manchester Buddhist Centre and the city centre (15-20 minutes’ cycle ride). Our house is spacious and light with a separate shrine room in a beautiful garden backing on to a nature reserve.

We are a well established, open community of five Order members...
Triratna News
Triratna News

BBC features Dalit woman awarded human rights award

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 18:57

BBC features Dalit woman awarded human rights award

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 18:57Last week India’s prime minister compared the plight of India’s Dalits to that of black South Africans under apartheid. “Even after 60 years of constitutional and legal protection there is still social discrimination against Dalits in many parts of the country.”

Marking this, the BBC radio programme Woman’s Hour this week featured an interview with the Dalit campaigner Ruth Manorama, who won a human rights award last month for her work with Dalit people, especially women...
People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

First Time in the life ! - Financial inclusion of women by formation of Self Help Group of Vadaar Community

Posted by tejadhamma to People to People, Nagpur, India. on Mon, 31 Mar, 2014 - 18:30

First Time in the life ! - Financial inclusion of women by formation of Self Help Group of Vadaar Community

Posted by tejadhamma to People to People, Nagpur, India. on Mon, 31 Mar, 2014 - 18:30
Vadar Community (tribes) Women got opportunity First time to participate in SHG
Anushri (Coordinator of Women Empowerment Project of PTP) formed Self Help Group of the Vadaar Community Women who are excluded economically and socially. Women are forced to depend on everything in this community. This is first Self Help Group of those women which...
India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a...

Women & Men's Ordination Teams in India: is there a difference?

Posted by vajratara to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Sat, 29 Mar, 2014 - 15:48

Women & Men's Ordination Teams in India: is there a difference?

Posted by vajratara to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Sat, 29 Mar, 2014 - 15:48A number of our donors have asked us why the Women’s Ordination Team is smaller than the Men’s. A good question which demands a considered response which Subhuti has provided…

India today is in a process of astonishing social transformation across a wide spectrum of developmental stages: a few tribal people in the Andoman Islands still live more or less in the Stone Age and quite a number in the big ‘Metros’, like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, or Chennai, are...
Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Why ordination? Why an Order?

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Tue, 11 Feb, 2014 - 14:08
Last weekend Tiratanaloka hosted a weekend for women mitras exploring why we have an Order and what ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order involves. Listen to Maitreyi’s talk from the weekend - great for those thinking of asking for Ordination, those who are training for Ordination and those who want to ponder the significance of being Ordained!
Akashavana
Akashavana

new year and new plans

Posted by acalavajri to Akashavana on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50

new year and new plans

Posted by acalavajri to Akashavana on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50Hello from Manigarbha and I, back in community after a winter break.
We started the holiday with a trip to the Netherlands for a week of friendship and culture … it was the annual ‘International Documentary Festival’ and having been starved of culture for a while, it was just the treat we needed. That together with seeing good friends was very nourishing.

From there we went to UK, firstly to Tiratanaloka to meet with the ‘envisioners’ and do...
Triratna News
Triratna News

One hundred awakening women

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 3 Feb, 2014 - 17:08

One hundred awakening women

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 3 Feb, 2014 - 17:08Viveka and Vimalasara, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order in San Francisco and Vancouver respectively, are among 100 contemporary female Buddhist teachers asked to contribute to The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women; a book of 100 stories and koans about women achieving awakening, each accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher.

Viveka writes: “The invitation to contribute to The Hidden Lamp brought to mind memories of female hermit meditators, living in...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Women's Order Weekend No.6 - Last Voices, New Vision

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sun, 8 Dec, 2013 - 17:22
The final morning on the women’s order gathering and some more great interviews from Parami.

We hear from Jinamati and Padmabodhini, two brand new Order members who are experiencing such a large coming together for the first time. We also hear from the assistant cook, Suvannamani, part of the team at Adhisthana dealing with one of the biggest community events that’s happened there.

As an extra treat we also get to hear from Ratnasuri, who at...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dayanandi Reflects on "The Symbolism of Tara"

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 17:09

Dayanandi Reflects on "The Symbolism of Tara"

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 17:09We recently reported that an old cassette copy of Dayanandi’s talk “The Symbolism of Tara,” one of the many talks not yet digitized and online at Free Buddhist Audio, was discovered by a mitra at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden. The audio includes a talk and a beautiful invocation given at Taraloka - important both as a historic record of Taraloka and as one of the earliest talks given by a female Order member. Realizing it was...

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