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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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College of Public Preceptors

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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Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Vajrashura on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Vajrashura on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following 16 men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 26.8.2021


Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Larry Butler becomes Sukhema, meaning “He who is very peaceful, at ease”. Private Preceptor: Vajragupta

Don Allan becomes Dhirajyoti, meaning “He whose gentleness and steadiness make him radiant”. Private Preceptor: Amoghavira

Kevin McConnell becomes Shraddhavan, meaning “He who possesses faith”. Private Preceptor: Khemaka

David Elliott becomes Akashaja, meaning “He who is born from the qualities of the sky”. Private Preceptor: Jinapalita

Giles Watts becomes Sarahadaya, meaning “He who keeps what is essential at heart”. Private Preceptor: Rijumitra

Steven Hutton becomes Akashapala, meaning “He who...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

August Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Satyakirti on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 14:30

August Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Satyakirti on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 14:30

This year at Padmaloka we have hosted two Ordination retreats so far, and in just under two weeks we will be starting a third, where sixteen men will be going forth from their previous identities and lives and stepping into the world of the Dharmachariya and the Triratna Buddhist Order.

The Public Ordinations will be taking place on the 26th of August at 14.30 (BST), and they will again be live-streamed from the Padmaloka shrine room and available to watch on our...

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College of Public Preceptors

Ordination in Germany

By Amogharatna on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 10:20

Ordination in Germany

By Amogharatna on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 10:20

I am delighted to announce that the former Andreas Kernebeck was publicly ordained on Sunday 22nd August at the Essen Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Muditamani, which means ‘Jewel of Sympathetic Joy’. The emphasis is on the third syllable.

His private preceptor was Nirmala and I was his public preceptor.

With metta,

Amogharatna

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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...

College of Public Preceptors
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...

College of Public Preceptors
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...

College of Public Preceptors
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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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