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New ordination invitations in Mexico

By Saddhajoti on Thu, 3 Aug, 2023 - 14:37

New ordination invitations in Mexico

By Saddhajoti on Thu, 3 Aug, 2023 - 14:37

We are delighted to inform you that Paulina Castañeda, Elena Pliego and Montserrat Arellano from Mexico have been invited to an ordination retreat in September this year at Adhiṣṭhāna.

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu!

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Funeral Arrangements for Ashvajit

By Amogharatna on Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 09:31

Funeral Arrangements for Ashvajit

By Amogharatna on Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 09:31

A memorial and celebration of Ashvajit’s life will be held at Adhisthana and live-streamed on Wednesday 9th August. This will be followed by a ceremony at a crematorium in Pershore. Everyone is invited to attend either event or both. The day is being organised by a team consisting of Amogharatna, Akasaraja, Mahamati and Yashodeva.

The schedule is as follows:

Arrival at Adhisthana 11.00 – 12.00

Ceremony at Adhisthana 12.00 – 14.00

Informal Lunch 14.00 – 15.00

Crematorium 16.00 – 17.00

It is important that we keep to the time plan, as the times for the...

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Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Dharmadipa on Wed, 12 Jul, 2023 - 11:11

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Dharmadipa on Wed, 12 Jul, 2023 - 11:11

Dear Order Members

I am delighted to announce the ordinations of the following seven men at Padmaloka on Saturday 1st July 2023.
 
with metta,

Dharmadipa
 
 
Public Preceptor Arthapriya:

David Culver becomes Amalavasin (long fourth a) “He who dwells in purity”
Private Preceptor: Vajrashura 
 
Andrew Bickley becomes Silaphala (long i) “He who has the fruits of ethical conduct”
Private Preceptor: Rijumitra
 
Len Dillon becomes Anandamoksha (long first a) “He who is liberated through...

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Public Ordinations at Akashavana

By Kulanandi on Thu, 8 Jun, 2023 - 13:23

Public Ordinations at Akashavana

By Kulanandi on Thu, 8 Jun, 2023 - 13:23

Dear Order members,

We are delighted to let you know that the following fourteen people have just joined the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination took place on 7th June at Akashavana Retreat Centre, Spain.

With metta,

Kulanandi and Subhadramati

Public Preceptor Kulanandi
Andrea Eilers becomes Saranadhi (acute accent over s, dot under n, long i)
A Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the wisdom of the refuges”
Registered spelling: Sharanadhi
Private Preceptor Prasadavati

...

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Ordinations at Guhyaloka

By Maitreyabandhu on Mon, 29 May, 2023 - 18:01

Ordinations at Guhyaloka

By Maitreyabandhu on Mon, 29 May, 2023 - 18:01

Dear Order Members,

We are delighted to announce the ordinations of the following nineteen men at Guhyaloka on Monday 29th May 2023.

with metta,

Mahamati, Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu


Public preceptor Mahamati

Jurgen Poehl becomes Kshantirava - ’He whose patience is like a roar’
Emphasis on the first syllable
Private preceptor Amogharatna

Markus Zechel becomes Upeksharava - ’He whose equanimity is like a roar’
Emphasis on the second...

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Ordination at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Mahamati on Fri, 5 May, 2023 - 10:31

Ordination at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Mahamati on Fri, 5 May, 2023 - 10:31

I am delighted to announce the public ordination of David White from Birmingham at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on 4th May 2023.

David becomes Danabandhu, a Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a friend of giving”.

Prajnabandhu is the Private Preceptor, and Mahamati is the Public Preceptor.

Yours in the Sangha,

Mahamati

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Public Ordinations at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre

By nagaketu on Wed, 5 Apr, 2023 - 09:44

Public Ordinations at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre

By nagaketu on Wed, 5 Apr, 2023 - 09:44

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce that the Public Ordination of the following people was held on 18th March 2023 at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, in Wardha, Maharashtra, India. 

Public Preceptor Dhammachari Amoghasiddhi:

Motilal Raut becomes Bodhimaṇi (registered spelling Bodhimani) meaning ‘Jewel of Awakening’  
Private Preceptor Dhammachari Ratnasiddhi

Sudhakar Patil becomes Vinayasāgara (registered spelling Vinaysagara) meaning ‘Ocean of Discipline’ 
Private Preceptor Dhammachari Maitreyasagar

Pramod Khandare becomes Ānandadīpa (registered spelling Anandadipa) meaning ‘Lamp of Joy’ 
Private Preceptor Dhammachari Maitreyasagar

Durwas Humne becomes Vivekasāgara (registered spelling Viveksagara) meaning ‘Ocean of Solitude’ 
Private Preceptor Dhammachari Maiteyasagar

Mulchand Hirekhan becomes Nirmalavajra (registered...

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Public Ordination at Suryavana

By yashodeva on Sat, 25 Mar, 2023 - 22:12

Public Ordination at Suryavana

By yashodeva on Sat, 25 Mar, 2023 - 22:12

We are happy to announce the ordination of Carles de Gispert, of Barcelona, 
who becomes Dharmachari Vilasadipa, ‘He who is a light that shines forth’.

Publicly ordained by Yashodeva on 24th March at Suryavana during a Going For Refuge Retreat. 

Private Preceptor: Amalamati 

With metta,

Yashodeva

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Public Ordinations at Sudarshanaloka

By Purna on Fri, 24 Mar, 2023 - 18:36

Public Ordinations at Sudarshanaloka

By Purna on Fri, 24 Mar, 2023 - 18:36

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following three men took place at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in New Zealand on 23rd March 2023:

Roberto Gonzalez-Casanovas becomes Buddhanusarin (both ‘a’s are long), a Sanskrit name meaning “He who is a follower of the Buddha”

Registered spelling Buddhanusarin
Private preceptor Ratnavyuha

Malcolm Dow becomes Sthiraratna (long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning “He whose jewel-like quality is firm and steadfast”

Registered spelling Sthiraratna
Private preceptor Silaratna

Fraser Bruce becomes Darsanasiddhi (acute accent...

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Public Ordination in Australia

By maitripala on Sun, 12 Mar, 2023 - 09:29

Public Ordination in Australia

By maitripala on Sun, 12 Mar, 2023 - 09:29

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce that Angela Riley from Melbourne, Australia was publicly ordained at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Sunday 12th March, 2023. 

She becomes Pasannā. 

The a has the short vowel sound as in ‘cut’. The ā as in ‘father’. Emphasis on the second syllable.

Name meaning: She who is happy, bright, clear, virtuous and devoted.  

Registered spelling: Pasanna
Public Preceptor: Maitripala
Private Preceptor: Chittaprabha

With metta,

Maitripala

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