At a public ordination held on Thursday 2nd in Golden Bay, New Zealand, eight new Dharmacharinis joined the Order.
Public preceptor Varadevi
Sue Walker becomes Prasadajata (Sanskrit) - “Born/arisen with purity” Private preceptor Maitripala Jodie Dempster becomes Rijumayi (Sanskrit) - “Filled with integrity” Private preceptor Dharmanandi Janet Bremner becomes Sagaradhi (Sanskrit) - “She whose knowledge and wisdom are like the ocean” Private preceptor Malini Dianne May becomes Kusalamani (Pali) - “She whose jewel is skillfulness” Private preceptor Dharmanandi
Public preceptor Dharmanandi
Helen Roach becomes Vasudhara (Sanskrit)/Pali) - “She who is a stream of beneficence” Private preceptor Varadevi Dianne Laws becomes Mettadharini (Pali) - “She who possesses loving-kindness Private preceptor Varadevi Jo Dinsdale becomes Upekshamani (Sanskrit) She who has the jewel of equanimity Private preceptor Varadevi Marian Van Enst became Dhiracharita (Sanskrit) - “She whose practice is constant” Private Preceptor Chittaprabha