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We are pleased to announce the recent ordination celebrated at Adhisthana on Thursday 28th February 2019. Helen Rey from the Seattle Sangha becomes Prasadadhi (long second ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose Wisdom is clear, bright, pure.’ Punyamala was both Private and Public Preceptor. 🎉
Other recent ordinations from around the Triratna world include Joy Fratelle from Port Fairy who was publicly ordained at Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Joy becomes Maitrībodhinī (sixth and last letter both long ī). Her name means ‘She whose awakening is through kindness.’ Her Public Preceptor was Megha and her Private Preceptor was Maitripala.
On December 15, Jamie Ward was publicly ordained at Dhanakosa, UK, and becomes Maitrivira: ‘Loving, Kindly, Benevolent Hero’. His Private Preceptor was Amoghavira and Dhammarati was the Public Preceptor.
On December 9, Valerie Mark was ordained by Dharmacarini Megha for both the Private and Public ordination ceremony. Val becomes Ujuka (with a long ‘a’) which means ‘She who is straightforward, direct, honest and principled.’
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!