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Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

On Fri, 22 December, 2017 - 11:28
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We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17th December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre, at Bhaja, in India.

This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.

Public preceptor Jnanasuri
Private preceptor Karunamaya
Sunanda Popatkar,
Nagpur, becomes Shraddhakirti
meaning “She who is famous for faith”.
Sujata Thool, Wardha, becomes Maitrijaya
meaning “She who conquers with loving kindness”.
Smita Jadhav, Mumbai, becomes Maitrimodini
meaning “She who takes delight in loving kindness”
Maya Jagtap, Thane, Mumbai, becomes Sanghahridaya
Name meaning “She who has the sangha in her heart/or who cares about the sangha from her heart”.

Public preceptor Karunamaya
Private preceptor Jnanasuri
Bharati Waghamare,
Pimpri, Pune, becomes Shantidana
meaning “She who gives peace”.
Vishakha Kamble, Pimpri, Pune, becomes Amalajyoti
meaning “Pure light”
Shobha Bhivagade, Nagpur, becomes Sarvottama
meaning “Best of all”.
Panchashila Suryawaish, Pimpri, Pune, becomes Mruduhridaya
meaning “Tender hearted”

Public preceptor Karunamaya 
Private preceptor Vijaya
Sushila Rahate,
Nanded, becomes Aryadipa
meaning “Noble lamp”.
Sushila Karwade, Poolgao, becomes Asangvajri
meaning: “Unattached diamond”
Padma Meshram, Poolgao, becomes Amrutvajri
meaning “Nectar diamond”
Rekha Hirkane, Nagpur, becomes Amalavajri
meaning “Pure diamond”

Public preceptor Karunamaya 
Private preceptor Suprabha
Kaushalya Moon,
Hinganghat becomes Jayottama
meaning “Excellent victory”
Bhagyashri Ramteke, Chandrapur, becomes Amoghashri
meaning “Unfailing prosperity”

Public preceptor Jnanasuri
Private preceptor Suprabha
Venu Dhoke,
Nagpur becomes Amitachitta
meaning “One with immeasurable mind”
Vijaya Kamble, Wardha, becomes Amoghasraddha
meaning “Unfailing faith”

Public preceptor Jnanasuri 
Private preceptor Shubhajaya
Chaya Jadhav,
Pune, becomes Shilashraddha
meaning “Faith in shila”
Kalpana Patole, Pune, becomes Shantishraddha
Meaning “Faith in peace”
Sumitra Jondhale, Nanded, becomes Bodhishraddha
meaning “Faith in awakening”

Public preceptor Jnanasuri 
Private preceptor Jayamani
Chaya Kamble,
Pune, becomes Amoghanetri
meaning: Unfailing, successful leader”

Public preceptor Karunamaya 
Private preceptor Jayamani
Gumpha Sakhare,
Nagpur, becomes Shakyanandi
meaning “She who takes joy in Shakyamuni Buddha”


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