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Ordinations at Akashavana

On Tue, 4 June, 2013 - 09:41
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We’re delighted to report the first of several batches of ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Parami writes from Spain saying - “On behalf of the Public Preceptors, I’m delighted to inform you that the ten women on the Akashavana course were privately ordained over two days: 29th & 30th May. The public Ordinations took place on Monday 3rd June at 11am local time”.

Bernadette Gee becomes Sraddhadharani (acute accent over ‘s’, long second and third ‘a’s, dot below ‘n’, and long final ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who possesses faith and confidence’. Westernised spelling: Shraddhadharani. Private Preceptor: Kalyanavaca.

Helen McConville becomes Vimalanandi (long third ‘a’, and long final ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who delights in purity’. Westernised spelling: Vimalanandi. Private Preceptor: Gunasiddhi.

Annie Leatt becomes Dhammamegha (long final ‘a’), a Pali name meaning ‘she who has a cloud of the Dhamma’. Westernised spelling: Dhammamegha. Private Preceptor: Ratnadharini.
(Public Preceptor for the above was Parami)

Julia Driscoll becomes Muditakari (long first ‘a’, and long final ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who creates gladness’. Westernised spelling: Muditakari. Private Preceptor: Suchitta.

Maya Simson becomes Sridaya (acute accent above the ‘s’, long ‘i’, and long final ‘a’), a Sanskrit name which means ‘she whose radiance is her kindness’. Westernised spelling: Shridaya. Private Preceptor: Sridevi.
(Public Preceptor for the above was Ratnadharini)

Anne Monaghan becomes Dayapurna (long second ‘a’, long ‘u’, dot under the ‘n’, and long final ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who is filled with compassion’. Westernised spelling: Dayapurna. Private Preceptor: Sihapada.

Vicky Forman becomes Sumnadipa (long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’), a Sanskrit name which means ‘she who possesses a lamp of benevolence and grace. Westernised spelling: Sumnadipa. Private Preceptor: Dharmottara.

Kay Chaloner becomes Alokasanna (long first ‘a’, tilde over both ‘n’s, and a long final ‘a’), a Pali name which means ‘she who perceives light’. Westernised spelling: Alokasanna. Private Preceptor: Dharmottara.
(Public Preceptor for the above was Dayanandi)

Nancy Muir becomes Jinamati, a Pali name which means ‘she whose mind is on the Victorious Ones’. Westernised spelling: Jinamati. Private Preceptor: Ratnadharini.

Annemieke Vellema becomes Viryamani, (long first and final ‘i’s and a dot under the ‘n’), a Sanskrit name which means ‘jewel of energy in pursuit of the good’. Westernised spelling: Viryamani. Private Preceptor: Vajragita.
(Public Preceptor for the above was Padmasuri)

SADHU!

Elsewhere in Spain, the Private Ordinations of the men attending the 4 month Guhyaloka retreat are taking place between Friday 31st May and Thursday 6th June. The Public Ordination ceremony - by invitation only - will take place at 12pm local Spanish time on Monday 10th June.
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