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Ordination in Poland

On Mon, 3 August, 2020 - 09:56
Sadayasihi's picture

We are delighted to confirm the first ordination of an Order Member in Poland. The ex-Wojciech Janowski from the Krakow Sangha was ordained during a short retreat south-east of the city. His private ordination was on Thursday 30th July and his public ordination on Saturday 1st August.

Wojciech becomes Maitrinanda, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He whose joy is love’.

His private preceptor is Santaka and Amogharatna is his public preceptor.
The photo shows Maitrinanda (centre) with his preceptors.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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maitrikaya's picture

I am very happy to read this and even happier to see the photo. I have a very strong memory of Maitrinanda on what I think was his first venture on retreat at Padmaloka with Nityabandhuu. Maitrinanda’s English was minimal and my Polish was non existent but we managed to communicate with smiles and sign language. One day I admired a t-shirt he was wearing with the Buddha eye image one sees on stupas in Nepal. On the last day of the retreat this smiling generous giant of a man walked into the my room in Padmaloka with the same t shirt in his arms presenting it to me saying his wife had painted it. I was literally speechless although I did manage to splutter out thank you s. I don’t think our paths have crossed since but I have never forgotten Maitrinanda or his spontaneous generosity. Sadhu Maitrinanda so good to have you in the Order. I have been looking forward to this day.  Much Love Maitrikaya