We are very happy to announce the public ordinations of the following 2 men from the Cambridge Sangha at Vajrasana on 29 May.
Stephen Powell becomes Manjunara, meaning "Gentle, beautiful, charming man".
Private preceptor: Keturaja
Martin Payne becomes Akashasiddhi (long first and second a), meaning "One whose accomplishment is the unbounded nature of the awakened mind".
Private preceptor: Prasannavira
Public preceptor: Arthapriya
We're very happy to announce that ten public ordinations took place at Taraloka on 23 May, with two women from the Cambridge Sangha being ordained.
Mary Allen from Cambridge becomes Sammudita (a long final "a"), a name meaning “She who delights (in the Dharma).” Registered spelling: Sammudita. Private Preceptor: Candraprabha.
Christiane Meckseper from Cambridge becomes Dayanita (a long second and final "a", a long "i"), a name meaning “She who is guided by compassion.” Registered spelling: Dayanita. Private Preceptor: Aryajaya.
Public preceptor for all: Subhadramati... Read More
Five Public Ordinations took place at Adhisthana Retreat Centre near Ledbury, including one woman from the Cambridge Sangha.
Imogen Tennison becomes Vimaladipa (long final “i” and long final “a”), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who is a lamp of the stainless”. Registered spelling: Vimaladipa. Private Preceptor Viryajyoti
Her Public Preceptor was Padmasuri.
We're delighted to announce that we have a new Centre Manager - Abhayamati is stepping into the post and will be working full-time for the team from 31st May.
I personally am very pleased about this. Abhayamati will bring a depth of experience, both spiritual and organisational, to the role. I anticipate that the team is going to continue to flourish with Abhayamati at the helm. I wish him all happiness and satisfaction in the role.
On behalf of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre Council
Becoming Centre Manager, I feel fortunate to have such a... Read More
The responsibility of choosing a new chair for Cambridge Buddhist Centre has been one of the weightiest tasks that our current Council has had to undertake - and we would like to thank all those Order Members who have participated by contributing comments, which have been an invaluable part of the process.
Consequently, we are now delighted to announce that by a unanimous decision the Council has appointed Vidyasakhi as the new Chair. A great deal of confidence and goodwill has been expressed in Vidyasakhi during this process and we wish her well as she prepares to take up the... Read More
At our recent AGM there was a heartfelt request for Order Members and mitras to be able to come to the Centre over the coming weeks. We can really understand how important it feels to many of you to be able to connect with our beloved building; to make shrines and perform acts of devotion there in the context of our shared history and vision.
The Centre Team is, however, not in a position to make that possible in the coming weeks. We simply don't have the resources or, as it were, infrastructure to facilitate the cleaning and maintenance of the space that would be required in... Read More
Based on the enthusiastic response and helpful feedback we have received from our recent Sangha Night talk, we are excited to announce that we will be launching the Dana Economy, a community based on generosity, on Sangha Day. Such a transformative move for the Centre will encourage all of us to engage in a vibrant community, giving freely in whatever way we can, so that we can share the Dharma with all.
In these uncertain times, and with our Centre having been physically closed for more than three months now, it is natural for there to have been questions about the Centre’s financial health. Many of you will also be aware that the Centre has been receiving funds under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as furloughing), and may have questions about that. We hope to give you below some idea of the situation.
The first thing to say is that the Centre is not in any immediate financial danger. Sangha members, and many... Read More