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...
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
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.
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 ...
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.