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Public Ordination Ceremony
Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation and Retreat Centre(USMC), Nanded, Maharastra, India
Date 14th October, 2018
This 14th October marks the 62 Anniversary of the Mass conversion Led by Dr. Ambedkar. The Public ordination of 34 men were organized to commemorate this historic event which led the foundation for the Buddhist movement in India. The day after the Mass conversion Dr. Ambedkar gave a speech on 15th October which emphasizes the importance of being a Buddhist and total transformation of an old self and new birth. Which was also the theme and the mood of the retreat as it emphasized on the spiritual death and spiritual rebirth aspects of the system of Training in the paper written by Subhuti ” Initiation into New Life”
34 men from 7 different states of India were publically ordained and accepted in the order in the presence of friends, relatives and larger Triratna Sangha consisting of some 2000 people at the Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation and Retreat Centre, Nanded. This was the first time that the Public Ordination ceremony took place at USMC. The team of Mitra and Order Members from Nanded led by Dhammachari Chandrabodhi organized the event very efficiently and there whole event was a very pleasant experience for people who got ordain and all those who witnessed their public acceptance into the order.
The following five public preceptor performed the ceremony; Dhammachari Amoghasiddhi, Dhammachari, Adityabodhi, Dhammachari Ratnasheel, Dhammachari Yashosagar, Dhammachari Amrutdeep.