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,...
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.
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...
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.