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’.
By lokabandhu on Mon, 17 Sep, 2012 - 06:13Parami writes with the delightful news of the ordinations of a very international group of ten women into the Triratna Buddhist Order, saying - “The following women had their public ordinations at Akashavana in Spain on 14th September 2012:
Louisa Drewett (Norwich, UK) becomes Sraddhadhi (acute accent over ‘s’, long second ‘a’, and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name which means ‘she who has wisdom with faith’; westernised spelling: Shraddhadhi; private preceptor: Kalyanasri.
By Rijupatha on Wed, 1 Aug, 2012 - 19:53Not an excellent recording, but here’s the captured video from the experimental live stream of Satyada’s ordination ceremony at Aryaloka on July 7, 2012. Vidhuma was his Private Preceptor and Nagabodhi is the Public Preceptor.
By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 18:54Stephen Sloan was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by his preceptors Vidhuma (Private) and Nagabodhi (Public) on 7th July 2012. He was given the name Satyada - meaning “the Giver of the Truth”. Friends, family and members of the Order delighted in the ceremony and celebrations that followed. The ordination was held at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH.
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