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...
On 23 April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after being on a Going for Refuge Retreat at Cintamani Retreat Centre.
Parami also tells us about how 6 women from Venezuela came to be invited to the event.
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Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade....
The International Gathering at Adhisthana is now underway! As usual, we’ll be bringing you the best of the event online throughout the weekend: talks, interviews, podcasts, video and pictures as people come together to explore the Dharma and celebrate community.
This Easter, South America saw its first ever Going for Refuge retreat (for those training to be ordained in Triratna), in the Venezuelan Andes, outside the city of Mérida.
Triratna activities in Venezuela began in the early 1990s although the Centre has received very limited support and input from the wider sangha until quite recently. The Centre currently boasts more than 20 mitras, 13 of whom have asked for ordination.
While six men Mitras were on their first Going for Refuge retreat on home...
We now share this here as in this letter Sangharakshita has clarified an important aspect of the relationship of Order members to him, and him to them, and this is no doubt of relevance to the wider Triratna Community.
*** A Note on ‘Disciple’: a Postscript to ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’ ...