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Ordinations at Vijayaloka in Australia

By Sudrishti on Tue, 30 Apr, 2024 - 12:30

Ordinations at Vijayaloka in Australia

By Sudrishti on Tue, 30 Apr, 2024 - 12:30

Dear Friends, 

We are delighted to announce that on 30 April 2024 the ordinations of the following eight women from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand took place at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre near Sydney, Australia: 

Public Preceptor Sudrishti: 

Cheryl Richardson from Kempsey becomes Dayadhi, a Sanskrit name meaning she who has the qualities of kindness and wisdom
Registered spelling: Dayadhi
Private preceptor: Prakashika 

Pam Verrall from Sydney becomes Kusalavaca, a Pali name meaning she who is skilled or wholesome in speech
Registered spelling:...

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Public Ordinations at Padmaloka

By padmavajra on Mon, 29 Apr, 2024 - 14:58

Public Ordinations at Padmaloka

By padmavajra on Mon, 29 Apr, 2024 - 14:58

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 men took place at Padmaloka Retreat Centre on 27th April 2024.

Public Preceptor Padmavajra:

Julian Haxby becomes Aryamanas - ‘He who has a Noble Mind’
Private Preceptor Mangala

Plinio Coll become Khahadaya - ‘One whose Heart is like the Sky’
Private Preceptor Rijumitra

Archie Conway becomes Kusaladhara - ‘He who bears the Skilful in Mind’
Private Preceptor Keturaja

Denis...

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Ordinations at Sudarshanaloka in New Zealand

By siladasa on Thu, 28 Mar, 2024 - 09:49

Ordinations at Sudarshanaloka in New Zealand

By siladasa on Thu, 28 Mar, 2024 - 09:49

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following six men took place at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in New Zealand on 28th March 2024:

Public Preceptor Purna:

David Raubenheimer becomes Dharmaprakāśa (fourth ’a’ is long, acute accent over the ’s’), a Sanskrit name meaning “He who is bright and shining with and through the Dharma”
Registered spelling: Dharmaprakasha
Private preceptor: Guhyasiddhi

Public Preceptor Siladasa:

Glenn Cecil becomes Puṇyanāga (dot under the first ‘n’, second ‘a’ is long), a Sanskrit name meaning “Naga...

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Ordination at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre

By saddhaloka on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:54

Ordination at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre

By saddhaloka on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:54

Sunday 10th December 2023

Dear Order Members,

The public ordination of Jarkko Lavinen took place this afternoon at the Helsinki Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Lalitachitta, meaning he whose mind is playful
Maharatnapriya was his private preceptor and Saddhaloka was his public preceptor.

With much metta,

Saddhaloka
 

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Ordination in New Zealand

By ratnavyuha on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Ordination in New Zealand

By ratnavyuha on Tue, 12 Dec, 2023 - 09:50

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that the former Don Lawson was publicly ordained on 10th December at the Wellington Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Surangamamati, ‘He who has a mind of heroic progress’ .  There is an accent above the ’s’, long ‘u’ and a dot over the ‘n’.

Registered spelling Shurangamamati. 

His private preceptor is Purna and his public preceptor is Ratnavyuha.

With Metta,

Ratnavyuha

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Ordinations on the Pan-American Convention, Mexico

By Karunadevi on Fri, 3 Nov, 2023 - 14:47

Ordinations on the Pan-American Convention, Mexico

By Karunadevi on Fri, 3 Nov, 2023 - 14:47

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to let you know the names of the new dharmacharinis publicly ordained in Mexico on 23rd October.

Public Preceptor Karunadevi

MJ Moore becomes Prajñākavī, a Sanskrit name meaning “Poet of Wisdom”
Registered spelling: Prajnakavi
Private preceptor: Padmatara

Kelly Cowger becomes Ākāśanāthā, a Sanskrit name meaning “One who has open space as a protector”
Registered spelling: Akashanatha
Private preceptor: Aryadrishti

Public Preceptor Amala

Maryellen...

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Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Sat, 14 Oct, 2023 - 12:07

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Sat, 14 Oct, 2023 - 12:07

We are delighted to let you know the names of the new dharmacharinis ordained at Tiratanaloka on 13th October.

Public Preceptor Parami

Liz Graham becomes Vidyadhi (long ‘a’, long final ‘i‘), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has knowledge and wisdom”.
Registered spelling Vidyadhi
Private preceptor Taravandana

Ele Thompson becomes Aryadaya (long first and final ‘a’ ), a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the kindness and compassion of the noble ones”.
Registered spelling Aryadaya
...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka

By dhammarati on Thu, 5 Oct, 2023 - 09:39

Ordinations at Aryaloka

By dhammarati on Thu, 5 Oct, 2023 - 09:39

Dear Friends,

Two men were privately ordained at Aryaloka on Wednesday 27th October 
during an Ordination Training Retreat, and publicly ordained on Sunday 1st October.

Mark Ludak becomes Sīlasiddhi
‘He who is accomplished in virtuous conduct’

Private preceptor: Dharmachari Paramānanda
Public preceptor: Dharmachari Viradhamma

Frank Gladu becomes Shantibhakta
‘He who is devoted to peace’

Private preceptor: Dharmachari Suddhayu
Public Preceptor: Dharmacari Dhammarati

Sadhu!

Pictured L to R:
...

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Ordination in Manchester

By Dayanandi on Tue, 15 Aug, 2023 - 09:21

Ordination in Manchester

By Dayanandi on Tue, 15 Aug, 2023 - 09:21

Dear friends,

I’m very pleased to announce that, in a well attended ceremony at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 13th August 2023, Julie Franklin became Dharmacharini Aryatara.

Aryatara is a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble Saviouress”. The first, third and fourth a’s are long. 

The Private Preceptor was Suryaka and Dayanandi was the Public Preceptor.    

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! 

with metta

Dayanandi

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Ordination in Essex

By parami on Mon, 7 Aug, 2023 - 15:37

Ordination in Essex

By parami on Mon, 7 Aug, 2023 - 15:37

Dear Friends,

On the 6th August around 80 sangha members, friends and family, attended the Public Ordination of Marion Pidgeon of the Mid-Essex Sangha. The ceremony took place in the lovely new Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre in Chelmsford, England.

Marion Pidgeon became Abhayavani (long 4th ‘a’ and long ‘i’. Dot under the ’n’), a Sanskrit name meaning “The Fearless Voiced One”.

Registered spelling Abhayavani.
Private Preceptor Vanaraji
Public Preceptor Parami

With metta,

Parami

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