We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17th December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre, at Bhaja, in India.
This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.
Public preceptor Jnanasuri Private preceptor Karunamaya Sunanda Popatkar, Nagpur, becomes Shraddhakirti meaning “She who is famous for faith”. Sujata Thool, Wardha, becomes Maitrijaya meaning “She who conquers with loving kindness”. Smita Jadhav, Mumbai,...
We are delighted to announce the public ordination of Claire Walsh on Saturday 7th October, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, amidst a gathering of over 100 sangha, family, and other friends.
Claire’s private ordination took place at Tiratanaloka on Wednesday 4th October, during a retreat specially arranged so that her husband and their recently adopted baby could stay with her throughout.
Claire becomes Nischalasri (acute accent over both s to be pronounced sh; second i is long) meaning ’She whose radiance is unwavering’. Private...
We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, Spain, on 16th September:
Public preceptor: Parami
Elizabeth Hellard becomes Kamalasiri a Pali name meaning ’She who has the beauty of a lotus’. Westernised spelling: Kamalasiri. Private preceptor: Dayalocana
Penny Strange becomes Vidyamani a Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ’She who is like a jewel of knowledge’. (Long first’a’ and last ‘i’ and dot under the ‘n’) Westernised spelling: Vidyamani Private preceptor: Saddhanandi
Meera Vig becomes Aksobhini a Sanskrit name meaning ’She...
This Easter, South America saw its first ever Going for Refuge retreat (for those training to be ordained in Triratna), in the Venezuelan Andes, outside the city of Mérida.
Triratna activities in Venezuela began in the early 1990s although the Centre has received very limited support and input from the wider sangha until quite recently. The Centre currently boasts more than 20 mitras, 13 of whom have asked for ordination.
While six men Mitras were on their first Going for Refuge retreat on home...
We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination yesterday at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.
Ayer, en El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:
Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami
Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who holds the sword of freedom’ / un nombre Sánscrito que quiere decir ‘La que sostiene la espada de la...
On 6 June 2015 at Akashavana, the Triratna Women’s Ordination Retreat Centre in the Spanish mountains, 13 women from around the world were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Here are photos of the women with their Public Preceptors - Maitreyi, Padmasuri and Ratnadharini.