College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

On Thu, 29 September, 2022 - 19:55
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Mahamati

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following five men at Guhyaloka on Tuesday 27th September 2022.

with metta,

Mahamati, Yashodeva and Maitreyabandhu


Public preceptor Mahamati:

Nigel Ward becomes Dharmavartin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who dwells with the Dharma’ (emphasis on the third syllable)
Registered spelling Dharmavartin
Private preceptor Maitreyabandhu

Jonny Tyler becomes Shakyadharin, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who upholds the teaching of the Buddha’ (acute accent on the S, macron above the first a, emphasis on the first and third syllables).
Registered spelling Shakyadharin
Private preceptor Vairocana

Tom Barnes becomes Muditajina, a Sanskrit or Pali name meaning ‘Joyful conqueror’ (macron over the first a, emphasis on the fourth syllable)
Registered spelling Muditajina
Private preceptor Sanghadeva


Public preceptor Yashodeva:

Toby Smith becomes Abhayadhara, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who bears in mind the quality of fearlessness’ (macron over the fourth a, emphasis on the fourth syllable)
Registered spelling Abhayadhara
Private preceptor Prajnabandhu


Public preceptor Maitreyabandhu:

Bert Monnoye becomes Vajrapani, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who wields the Vajra’ (macron over the third a and dot under the n, emphasis on the first and third syllables)
Registered spelling Vajrapani
Private preceptor Mahamati
 

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