We are delighted that she who was Suzie Tisch was ordained yesterday at Akashavana and given the name Maitrihridaya – “She who has a Heart of Loving Kindness”. We looking forward to welcoming her back. Sadhu!
Maitreyabandhu has just published a new book – The Journey and the Guide: A Practical Course in Enlightenment. Several of us have followed his earlier practical course in mindfulness (Life with Full Attention), which is excellent. This appears to be his next bold step! Here’s Maitreyabandhu introducing his new book:
UPDATE (1 September, 2015): We still have to find a new premises, and the search is ongoing, but we have an extension on the lease for the time being. We expect to be in the Centre until some time next year. Please keep your eyes and ears open, though, for any opportunities that you think may be of interest.
We just got a letter from our landlord telling us we need to vacate our Inverness centre in June. We’ve managed to negotiate a “stay of execution” for a month or two, but we must start the process of looking for somewhere new.
There is no doubt at all that having the Centre has enabled us to reach out and support the local community in a way that we haven’t been able to before. We’ve run meditation classes, mindfulness classes, yoga classes, drop-in sessions, film nights, Buddhist practice days, group meetings, and more.
And we want to carry on. We’re just getting started!
Can you help?
Do you know of any properties to buy or rent in Inverness (or conveniently close by)? Ideally it will have space for groups of up to 30 people. Obviously we’d prefer the usual amenities, but if the place is a bit dilapidated that’s ok – Triratna has a long and happy history of renovating old properties.
If you do know of something could you click here to send us an email.
Thank you, thank you for any help you can give.
Thanks to Claire and Liz for sharing these photos:
With much gratitude to Shantiketu for filming and editing this video.