In the Triratna Buddhist Community, many centers have Presidents. A President acts as a mentor to the center and its participants, offering support and guidance in regards to the health of the community and its expression in the world. A President helps to connect the local center with the broader Triratna community. A President works closely with the center Board/Council, and is considered a kalyana mitra, or spiritual friend to the community.
We’d like to thank Nagabodhi for decades (!) of service in his capacity as President of Aryaloka, guiding us through some challenging times of growth, and sharing his laughter, wisdom and wonderful stories along the way. His annual visits brought a richness of Dharma-teaching, friendship, reflection and inspired energy. We look forward to his continued friendship.
In 2020, we welcome Dhammarati as our new President! Dhammarati has been coming to Aryaloka for several years now in his capacity as Public Preceptor to help with the men’s ordination process and to lead retreats for our sangha.