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
On 6 June 2015 at Akashavana, the Triratna Women’s Ordination Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 13 women from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the women with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyi, Padmasuri and Ratnadharini.