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Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Is Triratna's equal ordination really unique in the Buddhist world?

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 18:19

Is Triratna's equal ordination really unique in the Buddhist world?

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 18:19

Recently someone asked me whether it is true that Triratna is unique in the Buddhist world in ordaining women and men equally, as we often say. Here is my reply, which does not claim to be definitive.

“In bhikkhuni (female) ordination (Theravada and Mahayana) women have to be ordained by women and then also by men, whereas bhikkhus (men) are ordained only by men. ie there is a double ordination for women but not for men.

Its lineage having died out, the ‘double’ Theravada bhikkhuni ordination has...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in India

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 23:30

Ordination in India

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 23:30

We are happy to announce the ordination of Gurbej Cchahal Singh on 9th August at Bor Dharan retreat centre near Nagpur, India.

Public preceptor: Chandrasil 
Private preceptor: Subhuti

He was given the name Kushalveer (Indian spelling) - Kusalavira (western spelling) - ‘ethical or skilful hero’.

Kushalveer is the first Punjab-born Order member.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:11

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:11

Tony Murray Jones was publicly ordained at the London Buddhist Centre on 8th March.

He becomes Shraddhajit: ’He who is victorious through faith’.

His name, in romanised Sanskrit, is spelt Sraddhajit (acute accent on the first ‘s’ and a dash over the second ‘a’).

Private preceptor Jnanavaca; public preceptor Maitreyabandhu.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Apologies for delayed posting.

 

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