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An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...

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Public ordination at Chintamani, Mexico

Sun, 17 Jan, 2021 - 08:59

Public ordination at Chintamani, Mexico

Sun, 17 Jan, 2021 - 08:59

We are delighted to announce that ex-Paul Klein of Cuernavaca, Mexico was publicly ordained on Saturday, January 16 and given the name Moksharati, he who delights in liberation.

His Public Preceptor is Virasiddhi and his Private Preceptor is Nagapriya.

You can re-watch the live stream of the public ordination here.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Upcoming Ordination in Mexico

Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 - 10:38

Upcoming Ordination in Mexico

Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 - 10:38

On Saturday 16th January Paul Klein from Cuernavaca, Mexico, will be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order on a nine-day retreat at Chintamani, Morelos. His public ordination ceremony will take place at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico and will be live streamed.

January 16th at:
10.00 US PST | 12.00 México | 13.00 US EST | 18.00 IE & UK | 19.00 Europe CET | 23.30 India | 05.00 Australia EDT...

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Urthona Buddhist Arts Journal Published as E-Magazine

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 17:05

Urthona Buddhist Arts Journal Published as E-Magazine

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 17:05

“The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one’s humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.”

- D. T. Suzuki


This year Urthona Buddhist arts magazine has been published in virtual form as an e-magazine - due to many Buddhist centres (where most of the printed copies are sold) being still closed. 

Ratnagarbha, the Journal’s editor, writes:

We made...
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Survey: how has UK Buddhist ritual and worship adapted to the pandemic?

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 09:48

Survey: how has UK Buddhist ritual and worship adapted to the pandemic?

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 09:48

How has your ritual and worship adapted to Covid-19 restrictions? Manchester Metropolitan University is conducting research in the UK.

If you’d like to know more or take part, take the survey or get in touch.
https://bric19.mmu.ac.uk/

The project aims to document, analyse, and understand the new ways that religious communities are coming together, and to use those findings to help make religious communities stronger and more resilient for the future. They’re interested in communities of all faiths and beliefs across the UK.

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Ordination at Metta Vihara, Holland

Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 17:58

Ordination at Metta Vihara, Holland

Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 17:58

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordination of ex-Sandra Lanckman from the Ghent Sangha, Belgium, at Metta Vihara, Holland, today November 2nd, 2020.

Sandra becomes Maitrivirya (long second and third ‘i’, long final ‘a’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who has the energy of love’

Tarini was the Private Preceptor and Kulanandi the Public Preceptor.

Sadhu!

Watch the public ordination of Maitrivirya on YouTube

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Public ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:47

Public ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:47

We are delighted to announce that three new Dharmacharinis were ordained at Akashavana on 16th October 2020. 

Public preceptor: Paramachitta

Monica Tamarit becomes Kavyadhi (long first ‘a’ and long ‘i’) - a Sanskrit name that means ‘She whose wisdom is inspired, creative and poetic’.
Private Preceptor: Saddhakara

Carmina Amaya becomes Bhavati (long first ‘a’) - a Sanskrit name that means ‘She who is full of light’.
Private Preceptor: Saddhakara

Reme Rojo becomes Suriyadassana (long last ‘a’) - a Pali...

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Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 - 18:22

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 - 18:22

We’re delighted to announce that 5 new Dharmacharis were ordained at Padmaloka on 1st October 2020.

Public preceptor: Satyaraja
Alex Stirling becomes Shraddhavadin
(long second and third a)
He who communicates confidence in the Dharma
Private preceptor: Mahashraddha

Clive Fletcher becomes Karunadhara
( long second and third a)
He who is a bearer of compassion
Private preceptor: Danapriya

Mike Whittham becomes Kshantabandhu
He who is a patient friend
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Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 11:38

Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 11:38

For many years, ethical issues from Triratna’s past have affected the individuals who were involved and the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community as a whole, and a number of people have come forward with accounts of the suffering they experienced within Triratna. Some of these issues involved the sexual behaviour of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder.

The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to these issues. The members of the Kula worked together over the...

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Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on all aspects of our daily lives as well as the life of our sangha - severely curtailing the ability to hold in-person retreats, including ordination retreats. Ordination is a significant point in the lives of Dharma farers in our community: many of whom have been training for ordination for a number of years, in preparation for joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination ceremony marks the deepening of their commitment...