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:
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
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
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...