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ordinations at bodh gaya

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:21

ordinations at bodh gaya

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:21

We are delighted to inform you of the public ordinations which took place in Bodh Gaya on Saturday 3rd of February. The ordinations took place in the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, under the Bodhi Tree. 

Dhammamitra Bharati Shetty became
Dhammacharini Mokshasara
Sanskrit name meaning: Essence of Liberation
Private preceptor: Subbhajaya
Public preceptor: Jnanasuri 

Dhammamitra Dhangaj Singh became
Dhammachari Shramanveer
Sanskrit name meaning: Hero of Shraman
Private preceptor: Amoghasiddhi
Public preceptor: Saddhaloka 

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 17 Dec, 2017 - 19:24

Ordination in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 17 Dec, 2017 - 19:24

We are delighted to announce the public ordination of Geoff Walker at the Auckland Buddhist Centre on 16th December 2017.

Geoff’s new name is Dhīramuni. (The first ‘i’ is long.)
This is a Sanskrit name meaning ‘resolute sage’.
Westernised spelling: Dhiramuni
Private preceptor: Ratnavyuha
Public preceptor: Purna

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 17 Dec, 2017 - 19:22

Ordination in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 17 Dec, 2017 - 19:22

We are delighted to announce the public ordination of Geoff Walker at the Auckland Buddhist Centre on 16th December 2017.

Geoff’s new name is Dhīramuni. (The first ‘i’ is long.)
This is a Sanskrit name meaning ‘resolute sage’.
Westernised spelling: Dhiramuni
Private preceptor: Ratnavyuha
Public preceptor: Purna

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Dublin, Ireland

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Oct, 2017 - 12:45

Ordination in Dublin, Ireland

By Munisha on Tue, 10 Oct, 2017 - 12:45

We are happy to announce the first Triratna ordination in Ireland! Keith Hogan’s public ordination was held Saturday, 7th October 2017, at the Sophia Centre, Dublin, Ireland.

Keith Hogan becomes Rijumuni
meaning ‘Honest/sincere sage’
Private preceptor: Khemadhamma
Public preceptor: Saddhaloka

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 16:32

Ordinations at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 16:32

We’re delighted to announce that 16 sixteen new Dharmacharis were publicly ordained on 1st May at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public preceptor: Maitreyabandhu
Kevin Croke
becomes Amalayodhin
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a warrior whose aim is purity” 
(Westernised spelling Amalayodhin)
Private Preceptor: Paramabandhu

Public preceptor: Amogharatna
Ralf Scholle
becomes Ṛjubandhu
A Sanskrit name meaning “Upright friend” 
(Westernised spelling Rijubandhu)
Private preceptor: Nirmala

Sven Lohrey becomes Satyadhara
A Sanskrit name meaning “He who...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 09:12

Ordination at Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 09:12

We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday March 28th at 2.30pm Jyotipala was publicly ordained at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, UK.

Jyotipala means ‘He who protects the light’.

His public ordination was performed by Padmavajra.

With metta,
Manjusiha

This ordination marks Jyotipala’s re-entry into the Order. Jyotipala was the first person to be ordained at Padmaloka in 1976 - with Sangharakshita as private preceptor. Sometime in the mid to late nineties, Jyotipala resigned from the Order. Unusually, he was not privately ordained...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:45

On Saturday 18th March, 2017, in a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an excellent jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una joya excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

Ordination at Guhyaloka, Spain

By Munisha on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 08:38

In a public ordination ceremony at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain, on  Saturday 18th March, 2017

Ruben Sánchez became Yaśomani: “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private preceptor Moksananda
Public preceptor Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convirtió en Yaśomaṇi: “El que es una Joya Excelente”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Yashomani ).
Preceptor privado: Moksananda
Preceptor público: Moksananda

Con metta,
Maniraja

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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Paramabandhu on a new ordination retreat

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 - 16:14

Paramabandhu introduces a new ordination retreat at Guhyaloka which will run for one month in September next year. It will be a bilingual retreat in Spanish and English.

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