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...
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).