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Four Women ordained at Adhisthana 2nd July 2017

Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 11:47

Four Women ordained at Adhisthana 2nd July 2017

Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 11:47

We are delighted to let you know that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana this afternoon (2nd July 2017).

Public Preceptor Parami:

Bec Remigio becomes Amaladipa
(long ‘i’, long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Amaladipa
Sanskrit name meaning: She who is a Light or Lamp of Purity
Private Preceptor: Mokshini

Emma Bulley...

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Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

We are pleased to announce the following women celebrated their Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Monika Podgorska becomes Upeksanandi
(dot under the ‘s’, long ‘i’)
Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: She who delights in equanimity
Westernised spelling: Upekshanandi
Private...

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Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st May 2017

Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 10:00

I am delighted to announce the names of the sixteen new Dharmacharis who were Publicly ordained on 1st May 2017 at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Maitreyabandhu:

Kevin Croke becomes Amalayodhin
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a Warrior whose aim is Purity” 
(Westernised spelling Amalayodhin)
Private Preceptor: Paramabandhu.

Public Preceptor...

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Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

Ordinations in Mexico City 23rd April 2017

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:35

The following women received their public Ordination in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.

En El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:

Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami:

Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She who holds the Sword of Freedom. ...

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Malini appointed as a public preceptor

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini appointed as a public preceptor

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 10:19

Malini introduces herself:

‘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...

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Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

We’re pleased to announce that the following public ordination took place on18th March 2017, at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain:

Ruben Sánchez becomes
Yaśomani, meaning “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private Preceptor: Moksananda
Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convierte en
Yaśomaṇi, “El que es una Joya...

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Women's ordinations at Bordharan, India January 2017

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:37

Women's ordinations at Bordharan, India January 2017

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:37

Women’s Ordinations in India

The following 12 women were  ordained at Bordharan retreat centre, Maharashtra India on Sunday 15 January 2017.

Private Preceptor Vijaya:

Supriya Akshobhy - North Nagpur becomes Nityashri, Permanent Glory

Kusumlata Goutam - Dehradun, Uttarakhand becomes Aryadarshini, One who knows/sees the Arya - noble one

Babita Bhan...

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Ratnasila appointed as a public preceptor

Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 09:33

Ratnasila appointed as a public preceptor

Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 09:33

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...

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Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st October 2016

Sun, 2 Oct, 2016 - 18:27

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 1st October 2016

Sun, 2 Oct, 2016 - 18:27

We are delighted to announce the names of the eleven new Dharmacharis who were ordained yesterday at a completely bilingual retreat at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Estoy muy contento de anunciar los nombres de once nuevos Dharmacharis que se ordenaron ayer en un retiro completamente bilingüe en el centro de retiros de Guhyaloka.

Public Preceptor/Preceptor Público: Mahamati

Mat New...

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Ordinations at Akashavana September 2016

Tue, 27 Sep, 2016 - 09:39

Ordinations at Akashavana September 2016

Tue, 27 Sep, 2016 - 09:39

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

Anneke...