By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 - 06:35Dharmashalin writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s long-established retreat centre in Norfolk UK with some unexpected news: the Mitras have taken over! He elaborates:
“At the beginning of December, during a gap in Padmaloka’s busy schedule, we had an event here that may be the first of its kind: a group of GfR Mitras hosting a retreat at Padmaloka! The four mitras concerned have been living at Padmaloka this year, doing the 2012 Triratna One Year Intensive. They...
By lokabandhu on Mon, 17 Sep, 2012 - 06:13Parami writes with the delightful news of the ordinations of a very international group of ten women into the Triratna Buddhist Order, saying - “The following women had their public ordinations at Akashavana in Spain on 14th September 2012:
Louisa Drewett (Norwich, UK) becomes Sraddhadhi (acute accent over ‘s’, long second ‘a’, and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name which means ‘she who has wisdom with faith’; westernised spelling: Shraddhadhi; private preceptor: Kalyanasri.
By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Sep, 2012 - 04:09Four women from our regional sangha were ordained this week in the mountains of spain.
Shiela Groonell (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Lilasiddhi (long first ‘i’, long ‘a’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘accomplishment through play’; westernised spelling: Lilasiddhi; private preceptor: Ashokashri.
Debby Cardwell (Aryaloka, USA) becomes Vikasasri (long first ‘a’, acute accent above ‘s’, and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name which means ‘the radiance of opening the heart and serenity’; westernised spelling: Vikasashri; private preceptor:...
By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 24 Jul, 2012 - 12:49On Friday 20th July 2012 , Carole-Jane Ganpot was publicly ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in a ceremony conducted by Parami at the Croydon Buddhist Centre. Her private preceptor Dayapakshini gave her the name Pasadanandi, meaning “she who delights in a clear mind”. This was the first Public Ordination to have been celebrated at Croydon’s High Street premises, and was witnessed with delight in a shrine room full of order members, mitras, friends and family members.
By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 18:54Stephen Sloan was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by his preceptors Vidhuma (Private) and Nagabodhi (Public) on 7th July 2012. He was given the name Satyada - meaning “the Giver of the Truth”. Friends, family and members of the Order delighted in the ceremony and celebrations that followed. The ordination was held at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH.
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By lokabandhu on Tue, 19 Jun, 2012 - 10:08Amrutdeep writes from India with the excellent news of 26 ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order, saying - “The Public Preceptors are pleased to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Sunday 10th June 2012 at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India.
1) Public Preceptor Chandrashil C.B.Tambe becomes Achalketu meaning “Flag of Steadfastness/determination “ Westernized spelling Achalaketu. Private Preceptor Adityabodhi
Raju Mangaldarshi becomes Prasannamitra meaning “Faithful friend” Private Preceptor Amoghasiddhi
By lokabandhu on Tue, 12 Jun, 2012 - 11:58We’re delighted to announce the ordinations of 9 women and 13 men in Spain, at Triratna’s Akashavana and Guhyaloka retreat centres respectively. Here’s the details:
The following women were ordained at Akashavana retreat centre 11th June 2012:
Public Preceptor Parami: Ingrid Wiklund-Landin becomes Pavarabodhi (Pali) which means Noble Awakening. Private Preceptor Taraka
Jo Robinson becomes Shraddhasiddhi which means She whose Accomplishment is Faith. Private Preceptor Subhadramati
Public Preceptor Padmasuri: Angela Cameron becomes Candrashri which means Light...
By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 08:26Three major public ordination ceremonies will be held in the next few days, welcoming men and women from around the world into the Triratna Buddhist Order.
From Guhyaloka in Spain, Maniraja writes to say - “The private Ordinations of the men attending the 4 month Guhyaloka retreat will take place between June 2nd and 4th and the public Ordination ceremony - by invitation only - will take place at 12pm local Spanish time on Monday 11th June 2012”. From...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 Mar, 2012 - 06:22Karunadevi writes from Aryaloka, Triratna’s retreat centre in New Hampshire, USA, with the news of a recent ordinations. She says - “I’m very happy to announce that a public ordination took place on Sunday afternoon, March 4, at Aryaloka Retreat Centre. Joan Rochette, from Aryaloka, becomes Kavyadrishti, ‘Vision of a sage.’ The name is Sanskrit”.
Karunadevi was both her private and public preceptor.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Jan, 2012 - 11:58Sona writes from Australia with news of the first ordinations of 2012, saying -
“On Saturday 21 Jan 2012 at Triratna’s Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney, Australia, David Spotswood and Guy Holden had their public ordinations attended by about 120 family, friends and sangha. This was the last day of a 2 week men’s ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat and the beginning of the 4-day Australasian Triratna Buddhist Order Convention.
The ceremony was conducted outdoors and the auspicious...