17 women have recently been welcomed into the Triratna Buddhist Order, in two recent ordination ceremonies held on almost opposite sides of the world. Karunamaya writes from India, saying - “At the Public Ordination on 27th January at Triratna’s Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja the following women were ordained :-
1. Naina Kasare: from Khed becomes Yashodipa - she who has the lamp of success 2. Shraddha Suhase Dapoli becomes Yashoshri - she who has the pure radiance of success 3. Puja Nanded becomes Danadipa - she who has the lamp of generosity 4. Leela Waghmare from Jalana becomes Sashiprabha - She who has moon light 5. Vimala Wankhede from Jalana becomes Sashirashmi - moon beam 6. Suman Wathore Jalana becomes Sashimani - She who has the moon-like jewel 7. Prathibha Shirke from Ulhasnagar becomes Gunarashi - she who has a heap of virtue 8. Mangala Kamble from Ulhasnagar becomes Gunakirti - she who is renowned for virtue 9. Shila Pagare from Ulhasnagar becomes Gunamati - she who has a mind of virtue Their Private Preceptor was Jnanasuri and their Public Preceptor Karunamaya.
10. Manda Raipure from Aurangabad but becomes Amitadana - unlimited generosity 11. Leela Ghanbhadur from Aurangabad becomes Aryadana - noble generosity 12. Vijaya Nile from Dhule becomes Achalajoti - immovable light 13. Shobha Magar from Ulhasnagar becomes Danachitta - she who has the mind of generosity 14. Shaila Gunwardhan from Ulhasnagar becomes Punyachitta - she who has the mind of merits (meritorious mind) 15. Lobha Tirpude from Ulhasnagar becomes Shraddhachitta - mind of faith 16. Vaijayantabai Adhav from Ghatkopar, Mumbai becomes Prasannadipa - she who has the lamp of happiness Their Private Preceptor was Karunamaya and their Public Preceptor Jnanasuri.
While in far-away San Francisco, she who was Dawn Pavli has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order as Hridayashri - ‘Radiance of the Heart’. Her Private Preceptor was Suvarnaprabha and her Public Preceptor Karunadevi.