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Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

We are delighted to announce that the public ordination of the following women took place at Tiratanaloka at 2pm BST on 20th July 2021

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sarah Wellard becomes Kiranasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the Radiance of a Moonbeam (of Bodhichitta).”
Registered spelling Kiranasri
Private preceptor Prajnadevi

Lynne Marie Eccleston becomes Taralocana (long first, second and last ‘a’s) a...

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College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By padmavajra on Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 17:40

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By padmavajra on Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 17:40

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following seven men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 8th July 2021.


Public Preceptor: Padmavajra

Michael Pidgeon becomes Shraddhadasa, meaning “Servant of the Faithful Heart”. Private Preceptor: Srikirti

Paul Swift becomes Aryajnana, meaning “He who has noble wisdom”. Private Preceptor: Jnanottara

 
Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Robert Young becomes Rijudaya, meaning “Upright and Kind”. Private Preceptor: Dharmapala

Tim Knights becomes Prajnakara, meaning...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

By parami on Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 10:10

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By parami on Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 10:10

We are delighted to announce that the public ordinations of the following women took place at Adhisthana on the 29th June 2021.

Public Preceptor Santavajri:

Leah Cooper becomes Kiranadhi, (dot under the ’n’ and long second ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She whose Wisdom shines like a Moonbeam. Private preceptor Vajrasara
Registered spelling Kiranadhi

Jess Pailthorpe becomes Dayadarsini (long second ‘a’, accent on the ’s’ and long second ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning...

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College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Vajrasana

By Arthapriya on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 11:43

Ordinations at Vajrasana

By Arthapriya on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 11:43

We are very happy to announce the public ordinations of the following 12 men at Vajrasana on Saturday 29th May 2021.

Public preceptor: Arthapriya

Peter Bennion becomes Mahaprasara (long second a), meaning “He who makes great progress”. Private preceptor: Jayagupta
Martin Payne becomes Akashasiddhi (long first and second a), meaning “One whose accomplishment is the unbounded nature of the awakened mind”. Private preceptor: Prasannavira
Pete Else becomes Kshantichara (long first and second a), meaning “He who...

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Chairs' Letter – May 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order Members and friends,

Last month one of my deputies, Amrutdeep, wrote from his perspective about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in India. 16 Order members and over 35 Dhammamitras died in India in the last couple of months and it’s still pretty grim; if you’d like to help, you can read more about some of the ways in which you can give here.

Its poignant that over the past...

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College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations at Dharmadhara Retreat Center in California

By Karunadevi on Sun, 16 May, 2021 - 08:33

Public Ordinations at Dharmadhara Retreat Center in California

By Karunadevi on Sun, 16 May, 2021 - 08:33

I’m delighted to announce that two Public Ordinations took place at Dharmadhara Retreat Center in California on May 15, 2021. The ceremony was conducted outside with some sangha and family members attending.

These two new Dharmacharinis were privately ordained on a small eight day retreat with their preceptors.

Public Preceptor Karunadevi:

Robin Smith from New Orleans, Louisianna becomes Silasiri. One whose beauty is ethical conduct.
(The first and last i is long, second...

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Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

By parami on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

By parami on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

I’m delighted to let you know that the following women from the Glasgow sangha were publicly ordained at Dhanakosa this afternoon:

Hilary Barclay becomes Vajracetana (long final ‘a’), A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose purpose is diamond like’.
Westernised (registered) spelling: Vajrachetana

Christine Cather becomes Suvarnasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long ‘i’). A Sanskrit name meaning ‘Golden Light’.

Dassini was the private preceptor for both and I was...

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Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

We’re delighted to let you know that three public ordinations took place at the LBC on Thursday 6th May. Following the ordinations at Adhisthana earlier this week, these are the second of three public ordination ceremonies for women on this one retreat.

Jenny Tarrant from Deal becomes Vidyanadi (a long first “a” and a long final “i”), a name meaning “She who is a river of wisdom.” Registered spelling: Vidyanadi. Private Preceptor: Dayapaksini.

Rowena Wingfield-Davies from Croydon becomes Simhasraddha (dot under the “m”, accent above the...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 May, 2021 - 21:05

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 May, 2021 - 21:05

We are delighted to announce that five public ordinations took place at Adhisthana this afternoon. Four of the five new dharmacarinis were due to be ordained in 2020, but the Covid crisis has meant that several different plans for their ordination retreat had to be cancelled. But finally, five of them arrived here from various quarters of the UK and mainland Europe, along with their preceptors, in the midst of their predominantly online retreat.  High winds, heavy rain and...

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Ordinations in Berlin, Germany

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 19:22

Ordinations in Berlin, Germany

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 19:22

We are very happy to announce the second part of our Public Ordinations today, on April 26th, 2021 of the Joint Online Mainland European Ordination Retreat.

Inge Nilson from Berlin, Germany, becomes Amalagarbha (long final ‘a’) a Sanskrit and Pali name meaning ‘she who has inner purity’

Beate Wilbrand from Essen, Germany, becomes Prasannagita (long final ‘i’ and ‘a’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she whose song is one of clarity, brightness and tranquility’

Sabine...

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