I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Gus Miller took place on Sunday 5th of April at the London Buddhist Centre. The ordination was not public, but was live-streamed. You can see it here.
Gus becomes Sthiramanas, a Sansksrit name meaning Steadfast Mind.
Maitreyabandhu was his private preceptor and I was his public preceptor.
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...
By lokabandhu on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 09:41We’re delighted to report the first of several batches of ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Parami writes from Spain saying - “On behalf of the Public Preceptors, I’m delighted to inform you that the ten women on the Akashavana course were privately ordained over two days: 29th & 30th May. The public Ordinations took place on Monday 3rd June at 11am local time”.
Bernadette Gee becomes Sraddhadharani (acute accent over ‘s’, long second and third ‘a’s, dot...
A warm Triratna hello from Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in New Zealand! We had a very special celebration today with the public ordination of Nityadana (which translates into ‘he who is constantly giving’ … previously known as Guy Parsons). Nityadana and Sanjiva, who is his private preceptor, had spent the previous two weeks on retreat in one of the solitary huts.
There were about 40-50 of us at the public ordination ceremony which was conducted...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 - 20:13Padmavajra writes with news of Triratna’s first ordination of 2013 - in Estonia! He says - “Dear Friends, I am delighted to be able to tell you that Taivo Org has been ordained today, Sunday 6th January at Budakoda, Triratna’s Buddhist centre in Tallinn, Estonia.
He is now known as Bodhikara, (the first ‘a’ is long) which means ‘One Who Cultivates Enlightenment’.
Saddhaloka is his Private Preceptor and I his Public Preceptor. With metta, Padmavajra”
By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Dec, 2012 - 06:39We’re delighted to announce that on Friday 14th December Noé Santos had his Public Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order at Chintamani Retreat Centre, in Mexico.
He became Dhirabodhi, meaning ‘He whose Awakening is firm and resolute’. In Spanish it is ‘Aquel cuyo Despertar es firme y decidido’.