We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following five women took place at Akashavana on Friday the 9th September 2022.
Paramachitta and Maitreyi
Public Preceptor Maitreyi Esther McKinney becomes Sraddhamalini, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is Garlanded with Faith, Confidence, Trust’ - acute accent on the s and macron on the 2nd and 3rd a and the final i Registered spelling Shraddhamalini Private preceptor Jyotismati
We are delighted to announce the names of the seven new Dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on the 27th July 2022.
with metta, Parami and Santavajri
Public Preceptor Parami:
Alex Carr-Malcolm becomes Maitrikirana, ( long second ‘i’, dot under the ’n’, long third ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a moonbeam of loving kindness’ Registered spelling Maitrikirana Private Preceptor Santasiddhi
Nichola Barlow becomes Pravarasiddhi, a Sanskrit...
This month I seem to have emerged more fully from the era of Covid lockdowns. As well as my regular visits to South Wales, I’ve also been to London, Stratford-upon-Avon (wonderful to get to the theatre again: Henry VI and Richard III), and Leek in northern England (checking out a possible property for Tiratanaloka). I’ve also been kayaking down the River Taff to Cardiff basin, negotiating a couple of weirs and a lot of rocks...
I am delighted to let you know that the following 18 women who are currently attending the long ordination course will be having their private ordinations at various times throughout the day and night, between the evening of 12th June and the evening of 14th June. They are
The Public Ordination will take place on Saturday 18th June at 11.00 a.m. local Spanish time. SADHU! SADHU! SADHU!
As well as being College Chair, I’ve come to hold various other responsibilities within Triratna, including currently being a Centre President and involved in the International Council. Looking back, becoming part of the women’s ordination team at Tiratanaloka was probably the most significant factor in shaping this life; but actually it goes back even further than that and has really emerged from a network of kalyanamitrata…
I first encountered the FWBO / Triratna in London, when I was...