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Ordination In New Zealand

Sun, 6 Feb, 2022 - 10:31

Ordination In New Zealand

Sun, 6 Feb, 2022 - 10:31

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Chris Bicknell was publicly ordained today at the Wellington Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Jnanamudra (the ‘Jn’ may be pronounced -jnya and a long first ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘he who has the seal of knowledge‘.

His private preceptor is Purna and his public preceptor is myself

with Metta,
Ratnavyuha

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ratnadharini

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Dear Order members and friends,

A week or so ago we received news of the death, at the age of 95, of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the Order of Interbeing and the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism, and well known for his teachings on mindfulness, peace and ecology. I still have my copy of ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’ from 1988, when there were far fewer Dharma publications generally available in the west, and remember how...

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Vajrajyoti

Public Ordination at Sudarshanaloka, New Zealand

Sun, 30 Jan, 2022 - 17:15

Public Ordination at Sudarshanaloka, New Zealand

Sun, 30 Jan, 2022 - 17:15

Dear friends, 

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Olivia Devoy of the Auckland Buddhist Centre sangha at Sudarshanaloka this afternoon, 29 January 2022.

Olivia becomes Vimoksajyoti (dot under the s), a Sanskrit name meaning she who has the light of liberation.
Registered spelling: Vimoksajyoti

Private preceptor: Akampiya
Public preceptor: Vajrajyoti

With metta,
Vajrajyoti

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Ordination in Birmingham

Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19

Ordination in Birmingham

Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that she who was Doreen Wilson from the Birmingham Sangha was ordained today, in her flat in Solihull. Doreen’s health has deteriorated rapidly in the last week, so it was decided to ordain her at home in the presence of a few friends in the Order and Mitra Sanghas, as well as most of her immediate family. It was both a joyous and poignant occasion.

Doreen becomes Candradarśanā (“C” pronounced like “ch”, “s” pronounced like “sh”, and a...

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Vijaya

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 women took place at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India. The Private Ordinations took place on the 18th January, and the Public Ordinations on the 19th January. 

Amidst difficult conditions, with the support of Srimala, we, the four new Indian Public Preceptors, conducted our first Public Ordinations – the first ordinations of women in India to take place since December 2017.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With...

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Nagapriya

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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siladasa

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