Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Four New Dharmacharinis in our Region

On Sun, 16 September, 2012 - 04:09
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Four women from our regional sangha were ordained this week in the mountains of spain.

Shiela Groonell (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Lilasiddhi (long first ‘i’, long ‘a’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘accomplishment through play’; westernised spelling: Lilasiddhi; private preceptor: Ashokashri.

Debby Cardwell (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Vikasasri (long first ‘a’, acute accent above ‘s’, and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘the radiance of opening the heart and serenity’; westernised spelling: Vikasashri; private preceptor: Dayalocana.

Marianne Hannagan (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Simhatara (dot below the ‘m’, long second and last ‘a’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘protector who is like a lion’; westernised spelling: Singhatara; private preceptor: Dayalocana.

Candace Copp (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Santikirika (acute accent above the ‘s’, both ‘a’s long) a Sanskrit name which means ‘sparkling with tranquility, peace and happiness’; westernised spelling: Shantikirika; private preceptor: Dayalocana.

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