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I’m delighted to let you know that the following women from the Glasgow sangha were publicly ordained at Dhanakosa this afternoon:
Hilary Barclay becomes Vajracetana (long final ‘a’), A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose purpose is diamond like’.
Westernised (registered) spelling: Vajrachetana
Christine Cather becomes Suvarnasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long ‘i’). A Sanskrit name meaning ‘Golden Light’.
Dassini was the private preceptor for both and I was the public.
This is the third of the sequence of three public ordinations for this one retreat: five women having been ordained in Adhisthana on Tuesday and three at the London Buddhist Centre yesterday. It is delightful to have 10 new Dharmacharinis join the Order and I particularly rejoice in the positivity and creativity brought to the situation once it became clear that neither Akashavana nor Taraloka were able to host the retreat. Not only the team and preceptors rose to the occasion but so did the women being ordained.
Sadhu to all involved.