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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,...

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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!

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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

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Mummy, where do kesas come from?

By Munisha on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Mummy, where do kesas come from?

By Munisha on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Ever wondered?

Carunalaka writes from Australia: “It’s a little-known fact that Vajradharini, from Pune, India, has been making kesas for the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order for the past seven years.

Recently I suggested there were many people who would be delighted to ‘meet’ the woman who makes these items, given to members of the Order at their ordinations. I persuaded her to speak to camera - in English - even though she was very shy about doing so.

White kesas are...

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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!

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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...

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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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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

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...

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Ordinations in Mexico

By Munisha on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

Ordinations in Mexico

By Munisha on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

On 23rd April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after a Going for Refuge retreat held at Chintamani Retreat Centre. 

Mexican and Clear Vision director Sanghadhara was there and filmed the ordinations for NewByte, also interviewing Parami about how six women from Triratna’s Venezuela sangha came to be invited.\

Re-watch the live broadcast of the ordinations

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Women's Ordinations in Mexico

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 16:13

Women's Ordinations in Mexico

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 16:13

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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