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Men's Ordinations

Monday 29th April 2024

A massive SADHU on the men's ordinations that took place over the weekend at Padmaloka Retreat Centre. It's so wonderful to welcome 19 new people into the Triratna Order!

From the Cambridge Buddhist Centre we will be welcoming back:

Archie Conway as Kusaladhara - ‘He who bears the Skilful in Mind’

Jeremy Peters as Dharmachanda - ‘He who has a Desire for the Truth’

Ordained men in blue robes and kesas

Into the Tiger's Cave!

Monday 8th April 2024

The Cambridge Buddhist Centre ritually said goodbye to five Sangha members recently as they prepare to go off on their ordination retreats this week. 

The send off event happened on Friday 29th March and managed to draw out much of the Cambridge Sangha who came to celebrate with the ordinands, Jeremy Peters, Jacqui Ensom, Archie Conway, Liz Mantle, and David Float.

Guests listened with attentiveness as the five ordinands were each rejoiced in by one of their good spiritual friends, a very moving part of the evening. This was followed by a short... Read More

Photo of ordinands in the theatre of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre

Phoebe & Pasadanita Join the Team

Over the last two weeks, the Cambridge Buddhist Centre has been delighted to receive two new members on the team!

Phoebe Thomas, a GFR Mitra, is the new Administration and Communications Officer who started on Monday 11th March. She has moved to Cambridge from Sheffield, where she previously worked in a similar role at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. 

Pasadanita, ordained 2023, is the new Trainee Centre Manager who started on Monday 18th March. She has moved from Soham, after leaving the role of Customer Services and Marketing at Windhorse Publications late last year. 

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Phoebe and Pasadanita

Ordination News

Congratulations to all new dharmacharinis who were ordained at Tiratanaloka recently!

From the Cambridge sangha, we delight in the ordination of Subhadarsa (accent above each ‘s’, long final ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who sees beauty” (ex-Jules Smart).

Also ordained, is Srigarbha (accent above the ‘s’, long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is gloriously radiant from her very core (ex-Helen Bond).

Please do join us for their welcome back on Sunday the 5th of November, from 10.30 to 12.00 am.

Absolutely fantastic news!

Sadhu... Read More

Ashtanga yoga practitioners group

We are a friendly group of Ashtanga yoga practitioners who meet twice a week to practice together in the Centre's beautiful bodywork studio. As a self-practice community, we aim to support each other in our yoga journeys, as we move through the Ashtanga sequence at our own pace in time with our breath. If you are familiar with the Ashtanga sequence and are looking for a space to practice, you are welcome to join us!

We meet every Wednesday and Friday at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, from 7-9am. Practitioners are welcome to start their practice at any time so long as they are... Read More

Ashtanga yoga practitioners group

Ordination News!

Dear Sangha members, 

We are delighted to announce that Jules Smart and Helen Bond have both been invited to an Ordination retreat!

We will ritually send off them to their ordination retreat on Friday the 22nd of September from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

It is so delightful to witness our friends as they move toward ordination and their retreat will take place at Tiratanaloka from 2 October.

Let’s send them off to their retreat on a cloud of metta and mudita.

We look forward to welcoming back Siladhi (ex-Preeti Warhore) on the night too!

Please do join... Read More

Ordinations at Akashavana!

Dear Sangha members,

We are delighted to let you know that the following person from the Cambridge Buddhist Sangha has joined the Triratna Buddhist Order!

Preeti Wathore becomes Siladhi! This is a Sanskrit name meaning “She whose wisdom comes from her moral conduct"!

There will be a welcome back event on Friday the 22nd of September, 7.00pm to 9.30pm!

On the same evening, we will be ritually sending off Jules Smart and Helen Bond to their Ordination retreat.

A night not to be missed!

The Cambridge Buddhist Centre Team

Ordination News!

Dear Sangha members, 

Our friend Preeti has been invited to be ordained into the Tiratna Buddhist Order at a two-week retreat at Akasavana, the women’s ordination retreat centre in Spain.

Preeti has been training for ordination for many years, both in the UK and in India, and it is fantastic that she will join the Order on this retreat.

We have arranged an ordination send-off event for Wednesday the 30th of August, from 7.15pm to 9.00pm

The whole sangha is invited to a ritual send-off for Preeti; young and old are welcome!!



Flourishing Together - our new fundraising campaign

At Buddha Day this year our Chair, Keturaja, launched our new fundraising campaign - Flourishing Together.

Our aim, to increase our regular income by £20,000 per year.

Our Buddhist Centre runs on a Dana Economy. Dana means 'giving' or 'generosity', so our aim is for a culture of giving and receiving of generosity. Our meditation and Buddhism teachers and teams give their time. As a Centre, we give our classes and courses. And, we encourage those who benefit from what we do to give what they can.

That way, we all flourish together.

If you would like to contribute... Read More

Flourishing Together

Introducing our new Pilates teacher

We are delighted to welcome Baharak Alavi as our new Pilates teacher, who will be leading Monday lunchtime Pilates classes from June.

Baharak Alavi