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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 10:13

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 10:13

We are delighted to announce the names of the seventeen new Dharmacharis who were publicly ordained on the 30th April at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Arthapriya

Martin Harris becomes Maitrisimha
A Sanskrit name meaning “Lion of Loving Kindness”
Westernised spelling: Maitrisingha
Private preceptor: Paramabandhu

Dominic Reynolds becomes Moksaghosa
A Sanskrit name meaning “Voice of Liberation”
Westernised spelling: Mokshaghosha
Private preceptor: Ratnaghosha

John Halsall becomes Hrdyavaca
A Sanskrit name meaning “He Who Speaks from...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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!...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

By vajratara on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

By vajratara on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

@ Taraloka 7th-10th June

This long weekend is a celebration of our community and its unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path. There has not been such a Great Gathering for many years and the team, drawn from Tiratanaloka, Taraloka and Buddhafield look forward to welcoming you - women who have requested ordination and dharmacharinis - to gather at Taraloka for rituals, chanting, talks, discussion, meditation, workshops and the pleasure of each other’s company. We are expecting large numbers...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Men's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 - 09:02

Men's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 - 09:02

We are delighted to announce that Sunday 17th December 2017 saw the public ordinations of 47 men at Bordharan Retreat Centre in India:

1 Kashinath Jadhav from Thane becomes Anomaditya
2 Shukhdev Wankhede from Ulhasnagar becomes Maniveer
3 Shankar Bhorge from Ulhasnagar becomes Sheeldhvaj
4 Gautam Teltumbde from Wardha becomes Aryanand
5 Pandhari Ramteke from Wardha becomes Aryanistha
6 Hiraman Lohakare from Sevagram, Wardha becomes Karunasiddhi
7 Manik Rangari from Deori, Bhandara becomes Anomkumar
...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 11:28

Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 11:28

We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17th December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre, at Bhaja, in India.

This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.

Public preceptor Jnanasuri
Private preceptor Karunamaya
Sunanda Popatkar,
Nagpur, becomes Shraddhakirti
meaning “She who is famous for faith”.
Sujata Thool, Wardha, becomes Maitrijaya
meaning “She who conquers with loving kindness”.
Smita Jadhav, Mumbai,...

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

Ordination at Tiratnanaloka

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 - 18:58

Ordination at Tiratnanaloka

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 - 18:58

We are delighted to announce the public ordination of Claire Walsh on Saturday 7th October, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, amidst a gathering of over 100 sangha, family, and other friends.

​Claire’s private ordination took place at Tiratanaloka on Wednesday 4th October, during a retreat specially arranged so that her husband and their recently adopted baby could stay with her throughout.

Claire becomes Nischalasri
(acute accent over both s to be pronounced sh; second i is long)
meaning ’She whose radiance is unwavering’.
Private...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 12:14

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 12:14

We are delighted to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Saturday 30th September:

Public preceptor: Surata

Terry Diffey becomes Prasannamanas
meaning ’He whose mind is clear’
Private preceptor: Yashodeva

Public preceptor: Satyaraja

Lindsay Robertson becomes Akashavajra
(long first and second a)
meaning ‘He who has the qualities of both diamond and sky’
Private preceptor: Suriyavamsa

Les Robertson becomes Shantivajra
(long first a)
meaning ’Diamond thunderbolt of peace’
Private preceptor: Suriyavamsa

Public preceptor: Maitreyabandhu

Kelvin Heron becomes Shuddhavasin
(long second a)
meaning ’He who abides in purity’
Private preceptor: Dharmadipa

Mark...

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