Men's Order Nissaya

Starts 29 Jul 2023

Stupa at night

For men ordained within the last five years

The Nissaya period is the first five years of your Order life. At ordination, we take up new practises, a new name, and new responsibilities. These new responsibilities are contained in the four verses of acceptance that people recite at their private and public ordinations:

With loyalty to my teachers, I accept this ordination.
In harmony with friends and bretheren, I accept this ordination.
For the attainment of Enlightenment, I accept this ordination.
For the benefit of all beings, I accept this ordination.
During these nissaya period retreats, we gather together as order members to explore topics which help us deepen our practise as order members and our collective experience of the Order. This year we will be focusing on sadhana and chapter.

If you'd like to know more about ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, please contact the Auckland Buddhist Centre directly (tel. 09 846 8343 or email


Start: 29 Jul 2023 at 6:50pm
Finish: 5 Aug 2023 at 11:00am

Cost: by prior arrangement with those attending

Led by

Photo of Guhyasiddhi


Guhyasiddhi learned meditation at the Auckland Buddhist Centre in 1981 after an extended period travelling the world exploring various cultures and…

Photo of Purna


Purna was attracted to Buddhism at a young age and was ordained into the Triratna Order in 1975. His involvement in Buddhism and the movement has…

Photo of Ratnavyuha


I've been actively involved with the Triratna Buddhist community since 1992. As with many other people, my personal journey has it's sign posts of…

Photo of Silaratna


Silaratna was Ordained in the 1980s and is a NZ order member who has a wide experience of Triratna internationally. He currently lives in Gisborne,…

Join the community

Keep up to date with our newsletter