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Ordinations in India

By lokeshvara on Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 - 13:31

Ordinations in India

By lokeshvara on Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 - 13:31

Dear Order Members,

Here is the list of new order members ordained at Nanded Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation Centre on the 13th March 

Public Peceptor Chandrashil:

Maroti Ambaji Kadam becomes Vinayadhara - Upholder of discipline 
private preceptor Chandrabodhi

Siddhartha Tukara Lokde becomes Anantmati - Of infinite wisdom
private preceptor Anomadassi

Ishwardas R Punekar becomes Akshayamuni - Indestrucible sage
private preceptor Jnandhvaja

Ranjeet Arun Deshmikh becomes Guhyachaksu...

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Chairs' Letter – January 2022

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Chairs' Letter – January 2022

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 Jan, 2022 - 17:31

Dear Order members and friends,

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...

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Ordination in Birmingham

By Santavajri on Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19

Ordination in Birmingham

By Santavajri on Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19

Dear friends,

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...

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Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

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.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With...

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Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

By Nagapriya on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 16:40

Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

By Nagapriya on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 16:40

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex Isidro Martínez and ex Oscar Gutiérrez of the Mexico City Sangha at Chintamani on Saturday 15th January, 2022.

Isidro becomes Āryavādin, a Sanskrit name meaning he who speaks like the noble ones,
Registered spelling: Aryavadin 

Private Preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi 
 

Óscar becomes Nityamaṇi (dot under the n), a Sanskrit name which means he who has the eternal Jewel.
Registered spelling: Nityamani
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Ordinations in Australia

By siladasa on Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 08:40

Ordinations in Australia

By siladasa on Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 08:40

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

Sarvadarśin (“all seeing one” - formerly Rich Batsford, Adelaide) Private Preceptor: Siladasa

Khemavajira (“he who has diamond-like security” - formerly Jonathan O’Keefe, Melbourne). Private Preceptor: Khemadhamma

Public Preceptor: Siladasa

With metta,
Siladasa

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Ordination at Dharmagiri, Sweden

By Kulanandi on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 22:06

Ordination at Dharmagiri, Sweden

By Kulanandi on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 22:06

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

With Metta
Kulanandi

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

By parami on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 09:28

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By parami on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 09:28

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

With metta,

Parami and Santavajri.

Public Preceptor Santavajri:

Virginie Van Mol becomes Lokesvari (accent on the ’s’, long ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning Noble Queen of the World.
Registered spelling Lokeshvari. Private preceptor Akasasuri.

Kate Grant becomes Kavaradhi (long second ‘a’. long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She who has Lotus-like Wisdom.
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Ordination in San Francisco

By Karunadevi on Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

Ordination in San Francisco

By Karunadevi on Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

I am delighted to announce that the public ordination of Mary Salome from San Francisco, CA took place at the San Francisco Buddhist Center on August 29, 2021.

Mary Salome becomes Rodashruti (the a, u and i are short, accent on the first and third syllable)
a Sanskrit name meaning “She who listens to the cries of the world.”

Registered spelling Rodashruti

Private preceptor Vimalasara
Public preceptor Karunadevi

SADHU SADHU ...

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