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Pan-American Ordinations in Mexico / Ordenaciones Panamericanas en México

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 10:57

Pan-American Ordinations in Mexico / Ordenaciones Panamericanas en México

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 10:57

Estamos muy contentas de informarles que las siguientes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública el día 20 de Octubre en el Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México.

We are delighted to let you know that the following women received their public ordination on the 20th October in the Buddhist Centre in Mexico City.

Paula Michelangelli se ha convertido en Abhayasara, nombre Sánscrito cuyo significado es: ‘Ella cuya naturaleza es la valentía (de Amoghasiddhi).’ 
Paula Michelangelli becomes Abhayasara, a...

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30th Anniversary of the First Triratna Ordinations of Women by Women in the West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 10:14

30th Anniversary of the First Triratna Ordinations of Women by Women in the West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 10:14

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the first ordinations of women by women in the West.

Ratnasuri previously had been the Public Preceptor for two dharmacharinis in India, January 1987, which she conducted ‘on behalf of’ Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. 

In 1989 Sangharakshita asked Ratnasuri to perform ordinations ‘on her own responsibility’ - a very significant development for the Order. On 17th August 1989, on a retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre, Wales, she received into the...

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Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 May, 2019 - 11:21

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 May, 2019 - 11:21

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana on 12th May 2019.

The public preceptor was Parami.

Mary Hastings becomes Dhipalita, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is protected by Wisdom’. (Long first ‘i’ and long final ‘a’).
Westernised spelling: Dhipalita.
Private preceptor: Saddhanandi

Denise Carlyle becomes Advayagita, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who sings of non-duality’. (Long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’).
Westernised spelling: Advayagita.
Private preceptor: Santasiddhi.

Irene Hardy becomes Amayika, a Sanskrit name meaning. ‘She...

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Recent Ordinations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

Recent Ordinations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

We are pleased to announce the recent ordination celebrated at Adhisthana on Thursday 28th February 2019. Helen Rey from the Seattle Sangha becomes Prasadadhi (long second ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose Wisdom is clear, bright, pure.’ Punyamala was both Private and Public Preceptor. 🎉

Other recent ordinations from around the Triratna world include Joy Fratelle from Port Fairy who was publicly ordained at Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Joy becomes Maitrībodhinī (sixth and last letter both long ī). Her name...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka, U.S.

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 10:36

Ordinations at Aryaloka, U.S.

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 10:36

We are very pleased to announce that on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at Aryaloka Buddhist Centre in the United States, the following two people had their public ordinations.

Diane Palaces becomes Maitrivati (Sanskrit)
Name meaning: ”She who has a Garden of Loving Kindness”
Private Preceptor: Dayalocana
Public Preceptor: Karunadevi

Barry Timmerman becomes Dharmasukta (Sanskrit)
Name meaning: ”Song of praise for the Dharma”
Private Preceptor: Surakshita
Public Preceptor: Nagabodhi

SADHUSADHUSADHU!

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

We are delighted to announce that the following seven women received their Public Ordination at Adhisthana Retreat Centre on Sunday August 12th 2018. 

Public Preceptor: Dayanandi

Maggie Muir becomes Hrdayaka
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘r’ long last ‘a’) 
Name meaning: “She who has a (kind) heart”  
Westernised spelling: Hridayaka
Private Preceptor: Jayadevi

Sara Inkster becomes Moksavadini
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘s’, long second ‘a’ long last ‘i’)
Name meaning: “She who speaks of...

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ordinations at bodh gaya

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:21

ordinations at bodh gaya

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:21

We are delighted to inform you of the public ordinations which took place in Bodh Gaya on Saturday 3rd of February. The ordinations took place in the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, under the Bodhi Tree. 

Dhammamitra Bharati Shetty became
Dhammacharini Mokshasara
Sanskrit name meaning: Essence of Liberation
Private preceptor: Subbhajaya
Public preceptor: Jnanasuri 

Dhammamitra Dhangaj Singh became
Dhammachari Shramanveer
Sanskrit name meaning: Hero of Shraman
Private preceptor: Amoghasiddhi
Public preceptor: Saddhaloka 

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu!...

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Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 11:28

Recording-breaking women's ordinations in India

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 11:28

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,...

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Ordination at Tiratnanaloka

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 - 18:58

Ordination at Tiratnanaloka

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 - 18:58

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...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Thu, 21 Sep, 2017 - 10:18

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...

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