|Manibhadri and Vassika outside the Paris Centre|
"Here are a few bits of good news from Le Centre Triratna de Paris, since our last reporting to Triratna News.
"Mid-July we had a joyful afternoon at the Centre to welcome Manibhadri, who was just back from her ordination retreat. She is the first fully ‘home-grown’ French Order Member, so her ordination is not only a happy event; it is also a significant step in the life of the Paris Centre.
"A few days ago, there was another reason to rejoice. On the occasion of the full moon puja at the end of Sangha Day, Arguiro, James, Manuela, Pascal and Rached all became mitras – almost doubling the number of active mitras in Paris.
"And a couple of days later, we launched our new web site. A few years ago Suvannavira developed a web site for the Centre, a site with a very rich content, and very visible on the Internet – and that was great. But we have increasingly felt that it could be better – and here it is now: www.centrebouddhisteparis.org.
"Based on our previous site, it explains more clearly who we are, who Sangharakshita is, our approach to the Dharma, and what we do at the Centre. It is mainly the result of the work of Marc, a mitra and web designer, who adds imagination and an eye for beauty to his professionalism. So do not hesitate to practice your French!
"The picture shows Manibhadri (left) and Vassika outside the Centre - with our new name and logo on the window".