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

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 23 Sep, 2013 - 13:48

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 23 Sep, 2013 - 13:48Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the thriving Taraloka community! We are looking for a female GFR Mitra or Order Member to work as part of the Taraloka Operations Team. You will participate in the team’s shared practical work as well as managing your own key work area.

You would need to be able to work full time, be physically fit and have a strong desire to...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Young Women's Dharma Life Course 2014

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 14:24

Young Women's Dharma Life Course 2014

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 14:24Vidyatara writes from Adhisthana, UK, introducing the new Young Women’s Dharma Life Course, February - June 2014

Adhisthana is dedicated to teaching Sangharakshita’s presentation of the Dharma, faithful to the Buddha’s own teachings and honouring the best in all schools. In addition to running study retreats and colloquia for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, we plan to provide five-month Dharma study and training courses primarily aimed at younger women and men who are either mitras...
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Community Highlights

Buddhafield Workshops Update No.2 - Workshops for Women

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 18:48

Buddhafield Workshops Update No.2 - Workshops for Women

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 18:48Satyadarshin, webmaster extraordinaire for Buddhafield, made a great post a while back about the pretty amazing range of workshops and spaces that take place at the festival every year, with some great tasters for this year’s program.

Here’s update No.2 from him on what’s in store if you head to the festival! You can also follow these on the Facebook page for the Festival.

Ladies, Women, Sisters Of...
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Community Highlights

Triratna America - Karunadevi: Ordaining Women in North America

Posted by viriyalila to Community Highlights on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 19:49
A great conversation with Karunadevi, my Private Preceptor from San Francisco, and the first American Public Preceptor, about following a vision - one that started when she first encountered our community in the mid-’80s. Shortly after becoming a Mitra, Karunadevi knew that she wanted to help other women practice in the sangha, to be able to become Mitras and eventually join the Order itself…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Indian computer heroines make good!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 9 Jun, 2013 - 09:32

Indian computer heroines make good!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sun, 9 Jun, 2013 - 09:32Shakyajata lives most of the year in Manchester, UK. However, she spends her winters in India, helping young people training at the Aryaloka Computer Education project run by Aryaketu.

Shakyajata writes:
Six young women trained at Aryaloka Computer Education’s third branch in Bhilgaon, Nagpur, recently completed their training. After a brief visit to their home villages, in a matter of days five of these Chhattisgarhi women came together again in the state capital of...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Public ordination in the Netherlands

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 7 May, 2013 - 12:04

Public ordination in the Netherlands

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 7 May, 2013 - 12:04Announcing a new Dharmacharini in mainland Europe:

Ioana Ciontea of Gent, Belgium had her public ordination on the afternoon of 4th May at Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands. She becomes Dharmamani (long last “i”), “Jewel of the Dharma”.

Her public preceptor was Vajragita and her private preceptor was Sobhanandi.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!
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Buddhist Voices: Dassini's Lost Talk on the History of Triratna Women in Scotland

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 14:41
Since most of the talks from women on the Order Convention weren’t recorded or had technical issues, we thought we’d take the opportunity to recreate as a conversation Dassini’s talk focussing on the history of women practising the Dharma in Scotland. A thoroughly absorbing look at the relationship between the genders in days gone by, and at a landscape and its effect on a Buddhist community in a very particular kind of country…

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, India, March...

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