Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri - who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.
Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu led the 4-month ordination course for men at Guhyaloka last year and began a 3-year process of implementing changes to the course. Here they explain some of their reasons for these developments.
We are delighted to report the public ordinations of six more women at Adhisthana, UK, on Saturday 19th December 2015.
Public preceptor Parami Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose strength is from compassion”. (Dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.) Westernised spelling Karunabala. Private preceptor Padmavajri
Sioned Wynn becomes Prabhakari: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who illumines”. (Long second ‘a’, long ‘i’). Westernised spelling Prabhakari. Private preceptor Dhammadinna
Nicki Cowburn becomes Varasakhi: a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble friend or companion”. (Long ‘i’)...
In conversation with Saccanama, Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination at Akashavana in September this year, particularly high-lighting its significance for the Sangha jewel.
Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.
And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...
We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following men at Hsuan Tsang Retreat centre, Bordharan, India, on 11th October 2015.
Public preceptor Amoghasiddhi Private preceptor Amrutdeep Y. K Jagatap from Thane becomes Pradnyaveer, which means “Wise hero”. Private preceptor Nagaketu Dhanaraj Dabrase from Katol becomes Karunaratna, which means “The jewel of compassion”. Dattuji Gadage from Varud becomes Bodhinandan, which means “One who rejoices in Enlightenment”. Prakash Adhav from Varud becomes Tejomuni, which means “An illustrious sage”. ...
We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following men:
At Adhisthana on Saturday 26th September 2015:
Public Preceptor Sona Douglas Hastings was re-admitted to the Order. Having previously been ordained as Ajitasena and later resigned, he retains the same name, which means ‘He who cannot be conquered’. Private Preceptor: Sona
At Padmaloka on 1st October 2015:
Public preceptor Arthapriya James Wilde became Dharmadhira, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘Steadfastness in the Dharma’. (Long ‘i’) Westernised spelling: Dharmadhira ...