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Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

From Triratna News on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

From Triratna News on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, Dharmamodini from Adelaide as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education, health, spiritual practice and equal status and ordination. Its...

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How to keep the inspiration alive

Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 16:31

How to keep the inspiration alive

Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 16:31

https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC967

In this first blog on the inspirational personal talks in the Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community series on Free Buddhist Audio, Gabi Thesing, a GFR Mitra from Cambridge, describes her response to Dhammadinna’s very moving account of the early days of Triaratna and how the Dharma and the friends she has made have kept her inspired for almost 50 years.

Dhammadinna has been ordained for almost as long as I have been alive. When she was...

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The transformative power of acceptance and love

Wed, 26 Jun, 2019 - 13:57

The transformative power of acceptance and love

Wed, 26 Jun, 2019 - 13:57

https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC3894

In this deeply inspiring conversation Shakyapada discusses her realisation that she is transgender with Vijayasri. They lead us through her life, focussing on her journey towards the Dharma. This has not been an easy path and Shakyapada shares both the difficulties and the good times as they explore the way that acceptance and love have helped her to grow.

This conversation took place at Croydon Buddhist Centre in April 2019 as part of our Saturday Sangha morning series....

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Launch of the Triratna Women project

From Triratna News on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

Launch of the Triratna Women project

From Triratna News on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Triratna Women project are launching their own space on The Buddhist Centre Online! This project has been a number of years in the planning so it is very exciting that it is finally out there.

It started as a direct response to the deaths of Vajragita in 2014 and Anjali in 2015. Danasamudra, one of the project coordinators, had been aware for some time of the need to record the experience of women in Triratna, especially those...

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Interviewing Samata

Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Interviewing Samata

Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Danasamudra writes about her interview with Samata:

“In December last year I drove down to Tiratanaloka to interview Samata. She was staying there for several months before going on the three month retreat with Vijayamala and Vessantara. It was appropriate that I talked to her there because she was one of the women who brought Tiratanaloka, and all that it offers, into being.

Those of us who have joined the Movement and Order more recently have very little idea of how different things were...

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Volunteer for us - Introduction from Prajnanandi

Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Volunteer for us - Introduction from Prajnanandi

Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Triratna Women welcomes volunteers!  Here we have Prajnanandi from Croydon, who helps us with images, recordings and editing. She brought us a real boost of inspiration to get the project to the public realm.

Prajnanandi writes: 

“I’m volunteering for this project because I was so inspired by hearing about this on the AOWE, March 2019.

I think it’s incredibly important that we preserve our voices for future generations and other Buddhist movements. So often women in Buddhism are only seen as nuns or as lay...

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