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Eight Guidelines | Spiritual Friendship

Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 11:21

Eight Guidelines | Spiritual Friendship

Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 11:21

Subhadramati and Vajrashura, from London (UK) and Dublin (Ireland), reflect on the practice of spiritual friendship and the value of community, in the fifth in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

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Ordination in San Francisco

Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

Ordination in San Francisco

Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

I am delighted to announce that the public ordination of Mary Salome from San Francisco, CA took place at the San Francisco Buddhist Center on August 29, 2021.

Mary Salome becomes Rodashruti (the a, u and i are short, accent on the first and third syllable)
a Sanskrit name meaning “She who listens to the cries of the world.”

Registered spelling Rodashruti

Private preceptor Vimalasara
Public preceptor Karunadevi

SADHU SADHU ...

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Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following 16 men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 26.8.2021


Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Larry Butler becomes Sukhema, meaning “He who is very peaceful, at ease”. Private Preceptor: Vajragupta

Don Allan becomes Dhirajyoti, meaning “He whose gentleness and steadiness make him radiant”. Private Preceptor: Amoghavira

Kevin McConnell becomes Shraddhavan, meaning “He who possesses faith”. Private Preceptor: Khemaka

David Elliott becomes Akashaja, meaning “He who is born from the qualities of the sky”. Private Preceptor: Jinapalita

Giles Watts becomes Sarahadaya, meaning “He who keeps what is essential at heart”. Private Preceptor: Rijumitra

Steven Hutton becomes Akashapala, meaning “He who...

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Ordination in Germany

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 10:20

Ordination in Germany

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 10:20

I am delighted to announce that the former Andreas Kernebeck was publicly ordained on Sunday 22nd August at the Essen Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Muditamani, which means ‘Jewel of Sympathetic Joy’. The emphasis is on the third syllable.

His private preceptor was Nirmala and I was his public preceptor.

With metta,

Amogharatna

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Chairs' Letter – July 2021

Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Dear Order Members and friends,

Ratnadharini has been encouraging the College deputies to write this monthly letter occasionally, so I agreed to take the plunge this month!

July started with an international, online weekend meeting of the College. Since I became a public preceptor in 2015 the College has met twice a year in March and November so it is a new development to meet in the summer. The meeting worked well and I appreciated connecting with the other public preceptors. Due to the...

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Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajratara

Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 17:23

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajratara

Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 17:23

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Vajratara as a Public Preceptor.

Vajratara is 43 years old. She encountered the Dharma while still at school, was ordained in 2004, and became a private preceptor in 2016. She was in Sheffield for many years where she lived in a community, worked in the Evolution shop, and then taught at the Centre. She is currently a member of the women’s ordination team at Tiratanaloka, where she’s been for about...