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On Saturday 19th December 2015, six women were publicly ordained at Adhisthana.
In the photo, left to right back row - Karunabala, Dharmasetu, Prabhakari, Dayakarini. Front row - Varasakhi, Parami, Punyamala, Mokshadipa.
Public Preceptor Parami:
Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose Strength is from Compassion”. (dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.) Westernised spelling Karunabala.
Private Preceptor Padmavajri.
Sioned Wynn becomes Prabhakari: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who Illumines”. (long second ‘a’, long ‘i’). Westernised spelling Prabhakari.
Private preceptor Dhammadinna.
Nicki Cowburn becomes Varasakhi: a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble Friend or Companion”. (long ‘i’) Westernised spelling Varasakhi.
Private Preceptor Samantabhadri.
Teresa Coldicott becomes Dharmasetu: a Sanskrit name meaning “She whose Bridge is the Dharma”. (long ‘u’) Westernised spelling Dharmasetu.
Private preceptor Jnanamitra.
Sarah Boston becomes Dayakarini: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who acts compassionately”. (long second ‘a’, dot under ’n’, long last ‘i’). Westernised spelling Dayakarini.
Private Preceptor Ashokashuri.
Public Preceptor Punyamala:
Holly Hawtin becomes Moksadipa: a Sanskrit name meaning “She whose Lamp is Liberation”. (dot under ’s’, long ‘i’, long last ‘a’). Westernised spelling Mokshadipa.
Private Preceptor Saddhanandi.