A week or so ago we received news of the death, at the age of 95, of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the Order of Interbeing and the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism, and well known for his teachings on mindfulness, peace and ecology. I still have my copy of ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’ from 1988, when there were far fewer Dharma publications generally available in the west, and remember how...
I am delighted to announce that she who was Doreen Wilson from the Birmingham Sangha was ordained today, in her flat in Solihull. Doreen’s health has deteriorated rapidly in the last week, so it was decided to ordain her at home in the presence of a few friends in the Order and Mitra Sanghas, as well as most of her immediate family. It was both a joyous and poignant occasion.
Doreen becomes Candradarśanā (“C” pronounced like “ch”, “s” pronounced like “sh”, and a...
We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 women took place at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India. The Private Ordinations took place on the 18th January, and the Public Ordinations on the 19th January.
Amidst difficult conditions, with the support of Srimala, we, the four new Indian Public Preceptors, conducted our first Public Ordinations – the first ordinations of women in India to take place since December 2017.
I have pleasure in attaching the photograph and names of the three men ordained last Saturday December 11 at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, NSW during a public ceremony hosted by the Sydney Buddhist Centre.
From left, Jinavajra (“victor of insight” - formerly Max McMullin, Sydney) Private Preceptor: Khemadhamma
I am very happy to announce the public ordination on Monday 25th October 2021 of Carina Lindstrom Sundin from Gavle and affiliated to the Stockholm Centre. The ordination retreat took place at Dharmagiri retreat centre, Sweden.
Carina becomes Sraddhasuri (long second ‘a’, first and second ‘s’ as in ‘sh’, long ‘u’ and ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Heroine of Faith.
Registered spelling: Sraddhashuri
Private Preceptor: Sobhanandi Public Preceptor: Kulanandi