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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)
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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

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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
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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!

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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.

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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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Simply, Sadhu!

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Congratulations on your 50th year with us! Thank you for taking on the responsibility of Public preceptorship. I hope you will enjoy it.

Metta, Munisha