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What is a Woman? - Munisha

By Amaradaya on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:10

What is a Woman? - Munisha

By Amaradaya 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

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

By Munisha 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

Ordinations at Akasavana

By Munisha on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 12:12

Ordinations at Akasavana

By Munisha 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

By parami 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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Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58

Ordinations at Bhaja, India

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 19:58The following 17 women were ordained at Bhaja Retreat Centre, India, on 4th January 2015.

This is the largest number of women to enter the Triratna Buddhist Order in India at any one time, including the first ordinations of women from the state of Gujarat.

Private preceptor Jnanasuri
Public Preceptor Karunamaya

Shital Wankhede from Thane becomes Utpala - Blue Lotus.
Savita Kosambi from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) becomes Yashonanda - She who delights in success, glory and splendour.
Kalpana...
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Dharmabyte: Transcending Paradigms

By Rijupatha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:17
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Continuing our exploration of Insight, today’s FBA Dharmabyte is one from Khemasuri on “Transcending Paradigms”. Given at the European Women’s Convention at Adhisthana, one of a series of talks on the topic “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight”.
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Triratna News

Ordinations at Taraloka, UK

By Munisha on Sat, 20 Dec, 2014 - 20:31

Ordinations at Taraloka, UK

By Munisha on Sat, 20 Dec, 2014 - 20:31The following women were publicly ordained at Taraloka Retreat Centre, UK today, Saturday 20th December 2014. The ceremony was attended by around 80 people: friends, family and local sangha.

Public preceptor Parami
Rachael North becomes Amaladhi, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She of stainless (pure) wisdom’ (long ‘i’).
Private preceptor: Padmavajri

Erika Mansnerus becomes Dharmaprabha, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose light is the Dharma’ (long final ‘a’).
Private preceptor: Muditasri

Jenny Franks becomes Saranasiri, a Pali...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Tiratanaloka is 20!

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Dec, 2014 - 18:44

Tiratanaloka is 20!

By Munisha 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:...
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Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

By Dayamudra on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

By Dayamudra 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...
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Triratna News

Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 5 Oct, 2014 - 00:17

Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha 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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