‘I connected with the Western Buddhist Sangha (as it was then named), in 1967. Bhante did everything and it never occurred to me that that would change. I got ordained in 1969 by Urgyen Sangharakshita and still I assumed he would do everything for ever! About a year after ordination I moved to Cornwall to see what it would be like to live alone. I planned to be there 6...
I’m from Mumbai and came in contact with the Movement in 1988 at Mumbai center and started my journey in the Triratna Sangha. I was ordained on 19th March 1992. I spent many years living in communities - most of the time I was in Baja at the Saddhamma-Pradeep meditation retreat centre and I also lived at Bor Dharan at the Husen Tsang retreat centre. I was an anagarika for nearly three and half years when I...
At Akashavana on 16th September the following women received their public ordination:
Public Preceptor: Padmasuri
Claire Brown becomes Amrtavani (the third ‘a’ is long as is the final ‘i’).
Sanskrit name meaning: ’She who plays the music of the deathless’ ‘she whose song is limitless’
Westernised spelling: Amritavani
Private Preceptor: Dhatvisvari