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Order members changing their Order name

Wed, 22 Nov, 2017 - 10:47

There has recently been a lot of discussion following on from an Order member announcing a change of her Order name. Her preceptor and other College members are now in dialogue with her, and we very much hope that any outstanding issues around this particular instance will soon be resolved on a basis of metta and mutual understanding.

However, as an important principle is involved in Order members changing their name we decided that we needed to discuss this whole area at...

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Thank you Saddhaloka. Really appreciate the clarity around this and the care you have taken to communicate it.

Sucimani xx

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Just to be clear, the discussion at the college meeting, although it had been triggered by the situation mentioned in this piece, was a discussion about the principle of name change and was not about the individual concerned. 

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Hi Saddhaloka,

I understand that the Order Member mentioned’s preferred pronouns are “they” and “them”. I think it would be kind and respectful to honour that request.

Prabhakari

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Hi prabhakari, In conversation with the order member in question they told me that although they is their preferred pronoun, they are happy with either they or she.

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ok, thanks for clarifying that, Parami

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Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Saturday October 7th 2017 was a special day with 2 public ordinations staking place. First, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Claire Walsh became Nischalasri, having been privately ordained by Amritamati at Tiratanaloka and then publicly ordained by Dayanandi in her home town Buddhist Centre. Then, a few hours later, Keith Hogan had his public ordination in Dublin (the first to take place on Irish soil)...

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Amogharatna shares some of his life in Berlin

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:48

Amogharatna shares some of his life in Berlin

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:48

At the beginning of March this year I handed on my responsibilities as chair of Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, our Triratna centre in the capital of Germany, to the very capable and delightful Aryabandhu. Having oriented my life around the needs of the centre during my thirteen years as chair, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which I was able to ‘let go’ of my centre responsibilities. No doubt this process...

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Good to hear about your life, Amogharatna, brings back many fond memories! Well done for taking on this significant role and all the best for your Einbürgerung (think that’s the word! Much love, Akasharaja

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Thanks for your account of your last few months. I certainly wish you luck with your citizen test and beyond.
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Lieber Amogharatna, das ist wirklich schön von dir und deinen ersten sechs Monaten als Öffentlicher Präzeptor (??) zu hören und ich wünsche dir auch alles Gute mit dem Test!

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Dear Amogharatna. You are a precious treasure, much gratitude for all that you do and so lovely to see you in action at Guhyaloka. A big thankyou for all that you do           Much Metta Amoghavamsa

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Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

At the end of July Karunadevi and myself arrived at Aryaloka for a 5 week stay and a whole series of events.
On the first weekend, 13 Dharmacarinis (unfortunately no men were free to join us) got together for a heart-warming Order weekend where we explored the stages of sadhana practice outlined in the Manjugosha Stuti Sadhana using material from talks I had given at a preceptors retreat in the...

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Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka

The following men had their public ordination on Saturday 30th September at Padmaloka

Public Preceptor Surata:

Terry Diffey becomes Prasannamanas
Name meaning: He whose mind is clear
Private Preceptor: Yashodeva

Public Preceptor Satyaraja:

Lindsay Robertson becomes Akashavajra (long first and second a)
Name...

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Ordinations at Akashavana September 2017

Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 12:17

Ordinations at Akashavana September 2017

Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 12:17

The following women received their Public Ordination on 16th September 2017 at Akashavana:

Public preceptor Parami:

Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri,
a Pali name meaning: ‘She who has the beauty of a lotus’. 
Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri.
Private Preceptor: Dayalocana.

Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani,
a Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: ‘She who is like...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka 27th August 2017

Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

Ordinations at Aryaloka 27th August 2017

Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

We are pleased to announce the following people celebrated their Public Ordinations at Aryaloka Retreat Centre in the United States on August 27th, 2017:

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning: She who has the luster of wisdom
Public Preceptor: Ashokashri
Private Preceptor: Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning: ...

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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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When I saw this picture of Akashalila, (Sarah) I was shocked and overjoyed, I burst into tears as I drove to work, a mixture of joy and unknown emotions, shocked because I hadn’t expected to see her or hear anything at all really except her new name. Mainly I was and still am utterly overjoyed for her and all the women who have just been ordained up there on the mountain. It is truly magical and knowing just how long the journey is both mentally physically and spiritually I am quite in beautiful admiration to you all but most especially Akashalila.

Longing to see her and dance and sing together at this achievement.

Its been a very long 3 months without her, I’d like to thank all of the fantastic support , advice and comfort I have received from those I know at Adhisthana especially Saddhanandi, Danasamudra, Akasajoti, Sangadashana (is that the right name, Lovely German lady)  Pasadadepa and of course all the men in the Monday night study group. And a very special thanks to Meg, Sarah’s dear friend (and mine) who has been so thoughtful and supportive. Bless you all.

I don’t feel like this message comes anywhere near to approximating and conveying just how wonderful it feels and I’m not even Akashalila! WOW to the power of 10, I’ll shut up now.

Love and hyper Metta, Husband Andy XxXxXxXxX, thanks for posting this up it really really helped a lot.

I think the cats miss her to!