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Ordination at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:54

Ordination at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:54

Sunday 10th December 2023

Dear Order Members,

The public ordination of Jarkko Lavinen took place this afternoon at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Lalitachitta, meaning he whose mind is playful
Maharatnapriya was his private preceptor and Saddhaloka was his public preceptor.

With much metta,

Saddhaloka
 

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Ordination in New Zealand

Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Ordination in New Zealand

Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Don Lawson was publicly ordained on 10th December at the Wellington Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Surangamamati, ‘He who has a mind of heroic progress’ .  There is an accent above the ’s’, long ‘u’ and a dot over the ‘n’.

Registered spelling Shurangamamati. 

His private preceptor is Purna and his public preceptor is Ratnavyuha.

With Metta,

Ratnavyuha

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Ordinations on the Pan-American Convention, Mexico

Fri, 3 Nov, 2023 - 14:47

Ordinations on the Pan-American Convention, Mexico

Fri, 3 Nov, 2023 - 14:47

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to let you know the names of the new dharmacharinis publicly ordained in Mexico on 23rd October.

Public Preceptor Karunadevi

MJ Moore becomes Prajñākavī, a Sanskrit name meaning “Poet of Wisdom”
Registered spelling: Prajnakavi
Private preceptor: Padmatara

Kelly Cowger becomes Ākāśanāthā, a Sanskrit name meaning “One who has open space as a protector”
Registered spelling: Akashanatha
Private preceptor: Aryadrishti

Public Preceptor Amala

Maryellen...

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Sangharakshita Songs

Sun, 22 Oct, 2023 - 16:43

Sangharakshita Songs

Sun, 22 Oct, 2023 - 16:43

Next February a date has been scheduled to record a setting of 8 poems by Sangharakshita, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the South African baritone Theo Magongoma. Entitled Sangharakshita Songs, they can be heard here in a piano version with Manidhara/Graham Titus:

Listen to the piano version of Sangharakshita Songs

Listen to more pieces on on Akashadeva’s web site

Essentially, the plan is to combine this work with the existing 2019 recording of the Carbon Symphony, and to launch a worldwide CD and streaming platform release of...

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Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Sat, 14 Oct, 2023 - 12:07

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Sat, 14 Oct, 2023 - 12:07

We are delighted to let you know the names of the new dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on 13th October.

Public Preceptor Parami

Liz Graham becomes Vidyadhi (long ‘a’, long final ‘i‘), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has knowledge and wisdom”.
Registered spelling Vidyadhi
Private preceptor Taravandana

Ele Thompson becomes Aryadaya (long first and final ‘a’ ), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the kindness and compassion of the noble ones”.
Registered spelling Aryadaya
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Ordinations at Aryaloka

Thu, 5 Oct, 2023 - 09:39

Ordinations at Aryaloka

Thu, 5 Oct, 2023 - 09:39

Dear Friends,

Two men were privately ordained at Aryaloka on Wednesday 27th October 
during an Ordination Training Retreat, and publicly ordained on Sunday 1st October.

Mark Ludak becomes Sīlasiddhi
‘He who is accomplished in virtuous conduct’

Private preceptor: Dharmachari Paramānanda
Public preceptor: Dharmachari Viradhamma

Frank Gladu becomes Shantibhakta
‘He who is devoted to peace’

Private preceptor: Dharmachari Suddhayu
Public Preceptor: Dharmacari Dhammarati

Sadhu!

Pictured L to R:
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Ordinations at Akashavana

Mon, 18 Sep, 2023 - 10:59

Ordinations at Akashavana

Mon, 18 Sep, 2023 - 10:59

Dear Order Members,
 
We are delighted to let you know that the following nine people have just joined the Triratna Buddhist Order! The public ordination took place on the 15th September at Akashavana Retreat Centre, Spain.
 
With metta,
Vajratara and Santavajri


Public Preceptor Vajratara
 
Sue Sheppard becomes Vimalajaya
 (long last a)
A Sanskrit name meaning “She whose victory is stainless”
Registered spelling: Vimalajaya
Private Preceptor Santavajri
 
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Ordination in Manchester

Tue, 15 Aug, 2023 - 09:21

Ordination in Manchester

Tue, 15 Aug, 2023 - 09:21

Dear friends,

I’m very pleased to announce that, in a well attended ceremony at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 13th August 2023, Julie Franklin became Dharmacharini Aryatara.

Aryatara is a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble Saviouress”. The first, third and fourth a’s are long. 

The Private Preceptor was Suryaka and Dayanandi was the Public Preceptor.    

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! 

with metta

Dayanandi

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Ordination in Essex

Mon, 7 Aug, 2023 - 15:37

Ordination in Essex

Mon, 7 Aug, 2023 - 15:37

Dear Friends,

On the 6th August around 80 sangha members, friends and family, attended the Public Ordination of Marion Pidgeon of the Mid-Essex Sangha. The ceremony took place in the lovely new Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre in Chelmsford, England.

Marion Pidgeon became Abhayavani (long 4th ‘a’ and long ‘i’. Dot under the ’n’), a Sanskrit name meaning “The Fearless Voiced One”.

Registered spelling Abhayavani.
Private Preceptor Vanaraji
Public Preceptor Parami

With metta,

Parami

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Funeral Arrangements for Ashvajit

Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 09:31

Funeral Arrangements for Ashvajit

Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 09:31

A memorial and celebration of Ashvajit’s life will be held at Adhisthana and live-streamed on Wednesday 9th August. This will be followed by a ceremony at a crematorium in Pershore. Everyone is invited to attend either event or both. The day is being organised by a team consisting of Amogharatna, Akasaraja, Mahamati and Yashodeva.

The schedule is as follows:

Arrival at Adhisthana 11.00 – 12.00

Ceremony at Adhisthana 12.00 – 14.00

Informal Lunch 14.00 – 15.00

Crematorium 16.00 – 17.00

It is important that we keep to the time plan, as the times for the...