I have pleasure in attaching the photograph and names of the three men ordained last Saturday December 11 at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, NSW during a public ceremony hosted by the Sydney Buddhist Centre.
From left, Jinavajra (“victor of insight” - formerly Max McMullin, Sydney) Private Preceptor: Khemadhamma
This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.
I am very happy to announce the public ordination on Monday 25th October 2021 of Carina Lindstrom Sundin from Gavle and affiliated to the Stockholm Centre. The ordination retreat took place at Dharmagiri retreat centre, Sweden.
Carina becomes Sraddhasuri (long second ‘a’, first and second ‘s’ as in ‘sh’, long ‘u’ and ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Faith.
Registered spelling: Sraddhashuri
Private Preceptor: Sobhanandi Public Preceptor: Kulanandi
It’s a while since I’ve written, as there was no September Shabda.
It’s been a delight over the past few months to see a series of ‘hybrid’ events taking place at Adhisthana,‘in person’ as well as online. People have appreciated being able to reconnect in that way again, as well as enjoying the beautiful environment and the opportunity to visit the newly opened Urgyen House and exhibition, and the...
The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of four Public Preceptors: Abhayadana and Vijaya from Nagpur, and Abhayavati and Shubhajaya from Pune; all from India. These are especially significant appointments as there have been no Indian women Public Preceptors active in the College since Jnanasuri and Karunamaya each retired for health reasons (although they, and Srimala, continue to support the situation).
Abhayadana worked for 20 years as project leader for an...