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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Ordination Day - 5th May 2019

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 07:07

Ordination Day - 5th May 2019

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 07:07

On 5th May 2019 Ordination of new 27 order member taken place at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center Dh Yashosagar, Dh Amrutdeep and Dh. Ratnashil has conducted public ordination ceremony. 

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Photos From Jyotipala's Public Re-Ordination at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 12:49

Photos From Jyotipala's Public Re-Ordination at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 12:49

Having been Ordained originally on the first ever long retreat held at Padmaloka in August 1976 by Sangharakshita, Jyotipala was publicly re-Ordained by Padmavajra yesterday here at Padmaloka.
The day started shrouded in mist, but as preparations got under way, the sun burst through, blessing us with it’s presence until the end.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this joyous occasion,...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

By Saccanama on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

Yashomani ordained at Guhyaloka

By Saccanama on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 09:13

We’re pleased to announce that the following public ordination took place on18th March 2017, at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain:

Ruben Sánchez becomes
Yaśomani, meaning “He who is an Excellent Jewel”
(Westernised spelling Yashomani).
Private Preceptor: Moksananda
Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Ruben Sánchez se convierte en
Yaśomaṇi, “El que es una Joya...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

3 ordinations in New Zealand September 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 26 Sep, 2016 - 15:17

3 ordinations in New Zealand September 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 26 Sep, 2016 - 15:17

Three Ordinations in New Zealand

Varadevi and Dharmanandi are delighted to announce the names of three new Dharmacharinis.

Public Preceptor Varadevi

Andrea Gill becomes Ujjalamati
(Pali -  all short vowels)
Private Preceptor:  Dharmanandi
Meaning of name:  She whose mind is radiant

Public Preceptor Dharmanandi

Kate  Drury becomes ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

On Saturday 19th December 2015, six women were publicly ordained at Adhisthana.

In the photo, left to right back row - Karunabala, Dharmasetu, Prabhakari, Dayakarini. Front row - Varasakhi, Parami, Punyamala, Mokshadipa.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose Strength is from Compassion”. (dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.)...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations - Akashavana, 6 June 2015

By Vidyatara on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 10:50

Public Ordinations - Akashavana, 6 June 2015

By Vidyatara on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 10:50

On 6 June 2015 at Akashavana, the Triratna Women’s Ordination Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 13 women from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the women with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyi, Padmasuri and Ratnadharini.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations - Guhyaloka, 4 May 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:40

Public Ordinations - Guhyaloka, 4 May 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:40

On 4 May 2015 at Guhyaloka, the Triratna Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 12 men from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the men with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyabandhu, Satyaraja and Moksananda.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordination - Berlin, 25 January 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:14

Public Ordination - Berlin, 25 January 2015

By Vidyatara on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 16:14

On 25 January 2015 at the Berlin Buddhist Centre in Germany, Achalabandhu was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Padmavajra. 

On April 27 2015, Achalabandhu died in the Benjamin Franklin hospital in Berlin following a long illness.

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Swedish Public Ordination September 2014

By Vidyatara on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 11:56

Swedish Public Ordination September 2014

By Vidyatara on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 11:56
On 20 September 2014 at the Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden, Viriyavasin was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Satyaraja. This public Ordination followed the first Ordination Retreat held in Sweden.
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

North American Convention 2014: Rijupatha's Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - 14:20

North American Convention 2014: Rijupatha's Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - 14:20
We got off to the best of starts last night at the 2014 North American Trirtana Buddhist Order Convention - with the ordination of Eric Wentworth (part of The Buddhist Centre Online/Free Buddhist Audio team!) as Rijupatha. ‘Riju’ is ‘ethical uprightness’ and ‘patha’ is ‘Path’. A perfect lead-in to four days of practice and exchange to...