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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, Spain, on 16th September:

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 a jewel of knowledge’.
(Long first’a’ and last ‘i’ and dot under the ‘n’)
Westernised spelling: Vidyamani
Private preceptor: Saddhanandi

Meera Vig becomes Aksobhini
a Sanskrit name meaning ’She...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following women, at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

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 preceptor: Dharmavasini

Mairead Keane becomes Prajnamayi
(tilde above the ‘n’, long ‘i’) 
Sanskrit name meaning: She who is filled with wisdom
Westernised spelling: Prajnamayi
Private preceptor: Paramachitta

Theresa O’Leary becomes...

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Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

By Saccanama on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 12:41

Ordinations at Akashavana 3rd June 2017

By Saccanama on 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Maitreyi talks about a 3-week retreat at Akashavana

By Saccanama on Tue, 15 Nov, 2016 - 09:34

Maitreyi talks about her vision of leading a longer retreat at Akashavana for some of those she has privately ordained - a vision she brought into being in October of this year (2016).

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Ordinations at Akashavana September 2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 27 Sep, 2016 - 09:39

Ordinations at Akashavana September 2016

By Saccanama on 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...

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Ordinations at Akasavana, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 - 09:54

Ordinations at Akasavana, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 - 09:54

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following women at Akashavana, Spain on Saturday 4th June:

Public preceptor: Parami
Kate Arrowsmith
becomes Dharmamayi (long ‘i’)
Sanskrit name meaning ’She who is filled with Dharma’.
Westernised spelling: Dharmamayi
Private preceptor: Punyamala

Hattie Johnson becomes Akasajoti (long first and second ‘a’s, long ‘i’) 
Pali name meaning: ’She whose radiance is like the sky’.
Westernised spelling: Akasajoti
Private preceptor: Vajratara

Minh Truing George becomes Amaradipa (long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’)
...

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College of Public Preceptors

Women's ordinations at Akashavana June 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 6 Jun, 2016 - 13:01

Women's ordinations at Akashavana June 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 6 Jun, 2016 - 13:01

At Akashavana on 4th June the following women received their public ordination:

Public Preceptor: Parami

Kate Arrowsmith becomes Dharmamayi (long ‘i’)
Sanskrit name meaning: ’She who is filled with Dharma’.
Westernised spelling: Dharmamayi
Private Preceptor: Punyamala

Hattie Johnson becomes Akasajoti (long first and second ‘a’s, long ‘i’) 
Pali...

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College of Public Preceptors

Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination

By Saccanama on Sun, 15 Nov, 2015 - 10:51

In conversation with Saccanama, Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination at Akashavana in September this year, particularly high-lighting its significance for the Sangha jewel.

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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Sep, 2015 - 15:43

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Sep, 2015 - 15:43

We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, in Spain, on 11th September 2015:

Public preceptor: Parami
Suzie Tisch becomes Maitrihrdaya, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has a heart of loving kindness’. (Long second ‘i’, dot under the second ‘r’ and long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Maitrihridaya
Private preceptor: Satyapada

Claudia Bock becomes Karunaseva, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘In the service of compassion’. (Dot under ‘n’ long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Karunaseva
Private preceptor: Kulanandi
...

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College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations - Akashavana, 6 June 2015

By Vidyatara on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 10:50

Public Ordinations - Akashavana, 6 June 2015

By Vidyatara on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 10:50

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.

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