Update: The ordination of Mokshasara and Shramanveer is now over - watch again here or on Facebook!
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As we close the week-long Order retreat and turn towards our Convention marking the 50th anniversary of Triratna and the Order itself, we are in Bodhgaya, India, to bring you live coverage of a public ordination under the Bodhi tree.
*Updated* Welcome to the Order, Medhahshri and Chittavan!
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Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade.
Both have already been ordained privately and given their...
On 4 January 2015, 17 women were publicly ordained at Bhaja Retreat Centre in India by Public Preceptors Jnanasuri and Karunamaya. This is the largest number of women to be ordained at one time in India. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
On 25 August 2014 on the first day of the Women’s European Convention at Adhisthana Mokshapushpa was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by Public Preceptor Parami. This was the first Public Ordination to be held at Adhisthana.
By lokabandhu on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 05:21Sona and Maniraja write from Sydney and Spain, with news of three ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order. From Sydney, Sona says “We held the Public Ordination of Glen Davies at the Sydney Buddhist Centre at noon on 22nd March 2014. He becomes Nandavani, “He whose Voice is Joyful”, written with a line above the third a, and a dot under the third n. The public ordination was a very joyful event attended by about 60 people packing out the...
By lokabandhu on Sun, 15 Sep, 2013 - 12:14Saddhaloka and Parami write from Triratna’s Padmaloka and Akashavana retreat centres with the delightful news of 11 ordinations. Saddhaloka says - “The following men had their Public Ordination on Thursday 12th September:
David Weston becomes Saddhabhaya - ‘One who is Fearless through Faith’ (Private Preceptor Jnanavaca)
Sean Whelan becomes Dharmada- ‘He who is a Giver of the Dharma’ (Private Preceptor Prajnabandhu.
And Parami writes - “Me alegro informar a la Orden que se ha celebrado la...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Jul, 2013 - 05:54Karunadevi writes with news of three ordinations in San Francisco, saying - “I am very happy to inform you that on Sunday July 21 2013, in a ceremony at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, Nancy Anding, Vicki Oyadamari, and Elaine Ward were publicly ordained.
Nancy is now Shunyamala (Sanskrit) meaning “Garlanded with Shunyata”. Vicki is now Manidha (Sanskrit, first a is short, short i, and last a is long) meaning “Holder of the Jewel”. Elaine is now...