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Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 16:40

Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 16:40

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex Isidro Martínez and ex Oscar Gutiérrez of the Mexico City Sangha at Chintamani on Saturday 15th January, 2022.

Isidro becomes Āryavādin, a Sanskrit name meaning he who speaks like the noble ones,
Registered spelling: Aryavadin 

Private Preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi 
 

Óscar becomes Nityamaṇi (dot under the n), a Sanskrit name which means he who has the eternal Jewel.
Registered spelling: Nityamani
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Ordinations in Australia

Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 08:40

Ordinations in Australia

Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 08:40

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

Sarvadarśin (“all seeing one” - formerly Rich Batsford, Adelaide) Private Preceptor: Siladasa

Khemavajira (“he who has diamond-like security” - formerly Jonathan O’Keefe, Melbourne). Private Preceptor: Khemadhamma

Public Preceptor: Siladasa

With metta,
Siladasa

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Chairs' Letter – November 2021

Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

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.

We began...

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Kulanandi

Ordination at Dharmagiri, Sweden

Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 22:06

Ordination at Dharmagiri, Sweden

Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 22:06

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

With Metta
Kulanandi

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Chairs' Letter – September 2021

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:22

Chairs' Letter – September 2021

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:22

Dear Order members and friends, 

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...

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Public Preceptor Appointments for India

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Order Members

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...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 09:28

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 09:28

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following women took place at Adhisthana on 29th September 2021.

With metta,

Parami and Santavajri.

Public Preceptor Santavajri:

Virginie Van Mol becomes Lokesvari (accent on the ’s’, long ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Noble Queen of the World.
Registered spelling Lokeshvari. Private preceptor Akasasuri.

Kate Grant becomes Kavaradhi (long second ‘a’. long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She who has Lotus-like Wisdom.
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