Tag: Women's Ordinations

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Ordination in Birmingham

By santavajri@gmail.com on Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19

Ordination in Birmingham

By santavajri@gmail.com on Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that she who was Doreen Wilson from the Birmingham Sangha was ordained today, in her flat in Solihull. Doreen’s health has deteriorated rapidly in the last week, so it was decided to ordain her at home in the presence of a few friends in the Order and Mitra Sanghas, as well as most of her immediate family. It was both a joyous and poignant occasion.

Doreen becomes Candradarśanā (“C” pronounced like “ch”, “s” pronounced like “sh”, and a...

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College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

By Vijaya on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 women took place at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India. The Private Ordinations took place on the 18th January, and the Public Ordinations on the 19th January. 

Amidst difficult conditions, with the support of Srimala, we, the four new Indian Public Preceptors, conducted our first Public Ordinations – the first ordinations of women in India to take place since December 2017.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With...

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College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

By parami on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

We are delighted to announce that the public ordination of the following women took place at Tiratanaloka at 2pm BST on 20th July 2021

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sarah Wellard becomes Kiranasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the Radiance of a Moonbeam (of Bodhichitta).”
Registered spelling Kiranasri
Private preceptor Prajnadevi

Lynne Marie Eccleston becomes Taralocana (long first, second and last ‘a’s) a...

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College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By parami on Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 10:10

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By parami on Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 10:10

We are delighted to announce that the public ordinations of the following women took place at Adhisthana on the 29th June 2021.

Public Preceptor Santavajri:

Leah Cooper becomes Kiranadhi, (dot under the ’n’ and long second ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning She whose Wisdom shines like a Moonbeam. Private preceptor Vajrasara
Registered spelling Kiranadhi

Jess Pailthorpe becomes Dayadarsini (long second ‘a’, accent on the ’s’ and long second ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning...

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Ordinations at Taraloka

By Subhadramati on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:14

Ordinations at Taraloka

By Subhadramati on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 11:14

I’m very happy to let you know that ten public ordinations took place at Taraloka on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd May. This culminates the UK spring ordination retreats led by Subhadramati, Vajratara, Hridayagita and Danayutta from Taraloka over the last five weeks. The new order members did the retreat with their private preceptors at various locations in the UK with a full online retreat programme from Taraloka. We’re delighted that this was able to take place despite demanding conditions.  

Pat MacKenzie from Llangollen becomes Karunasati (a...

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College of Public Preceptors

Public Ordinations at Dharmadhara Retreat Center in California

By Karunadevi on Sun, 16 May, 2021 - 08:33

Public Ordinations at Dharmadhara Retreat Center in California

By Karunadevi on Sun, 16 May, 2021 - 08:33

I’m delighted to announce that two Public Ordinations took place at Dharmadhara Retreat Center in California on May 15, 2021. The ceremony was conducted outside with some sangha and family members attending.

These two new Dharmacharinis were privately ordained on a small eight day retreat with their preceptors.

Public Preceptor Karunadevi:

Robin Smith from New Orleans, Louisianna becomes Silasiri. One whose beauty is ethical conduct.
(The first and last i is long, second...

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Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

By parami on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

By parami on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

I’m delighted to let you know that the following women from the Glasgow sangha were publicly ordained at Dhanakosa this afternoon:

Hilary Barclay becomes Vajracetana (long final ‘a’), A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose purpose is diamond like’.
Westernised (registered) spelling: Vajrachetana

Christine Cather becomes Suvarnasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long ‘i’). A Sanskrit name meaning ‘Golden Light’.

Dassini was the private preceptor for both and I was...

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Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

We’re delighted to let you know that three public ordinations took place at the LBC on Thursday 6th May. Following the ordinations at Adhisthana earlier this week, these are the second of three public ordination ceremonies for women on this one retreat.

Jenny Tarrant from Deal becomes Vidyanadi (a long first “a” and a long final “i”), a name meaning “She who is a river of wisdom.” Registered spelling: Vidyanadi. Private Preceptor: Dayapaksini.

Rowena Wingfield-Davies from Croydon becomes Simhasraddha (dot under the “m”, accent above the...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 May, 2021 - 21:05

Ordinations at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 May, 2021 - 21:05

We are delighted to announce that five public ordinations took place at Adhisthana this afternoon. Four of the five new dharmacarinis were due to be ordained in 2020, but the Covid crisis has meant that several different plans for their ordination retreat had to be cancelled. But finally, five of them arrived here from various quarters of the UK and mainland Europe, along with their preceptors, in the midst of their predominantly online retreat.  High winds, heavy rain and...

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Ordinations in Berlin, Germany

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 19:22

Ordinations in Berlin, Germany

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 19:22

We are very happy to announce the second part of our Public Ordinations today, on April 26th, 2021 of the Joint Online Mainland European Ordination Retreat.

Inge Nilson from Berlin, Germany, becomes Amalagarbha (long final ‘a’) a Sanskrit and Pali name meaning ‘she who has inner purity’

Beate Wilbrand from Essen, Germany, becomes Prasannagita (long final ‘i’ and ‘a’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she whose song is one of clarity, brightness and tranquility’

Sabine...

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