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Public Ordinations at Golden Bay, New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 29 Sep, 2019 - 10:56

Public Ordinations at Golden Bay, New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 29 Sep, 2019 - 10:56

We are delighted to announce that the following women have been publicly ordained on Sunday 29th September during a five-week retreat at Golden Bay in New Zealand. 


Public Preceptor Varadevi

Judy Gray becomes Padmapuspa (dot under the ‘s’, long final ‘a’), a Sanskrit name meaning “(She who is like) a lotus flower”.
Anglicised spelling: Padmapushpa 
Malini was her Private Preceptor.

Ainslie Hannan becomes Sraddhanaya (accent over the ‘S’, long last three ’a’s), a Sanskrit name meaning “She...

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Community Highlights

An Obituary of Dharmacharini Anagarika Ratnasuri, 1923-2019

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:28

Kamalagita has written this lovely obituary of Ratnasuri, which you can also download below as a PDF. Please feel free to add any memories and eulogies you may wish to share as a comment below.

Updated 21/10/2019 to include link to condensed version of Kamalagita’s obituary in 
The Guardian 

This post appeared originally on the private Order spaces here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Ratnasuri was such an important pioneer and exemplar – for women and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

From A Vision to A Reality: The Sangha in the US and Canada

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 - 18:04

From A Vision to A Reality: The Sangha in the US and Canada

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 - 18:04

An ever-widening circle, the Sangha grows…

From its beginnings in 1980, when Manjuvajra first brought Triratna Dharma to Boston, the Sangha in Canada and the United States has been ever-growing. The current year has seen a number of significant steps forward for the Triratna Buddhist Community’s ordination process in North America. 

In May the first ever post-ordination retreat for US/Canadian Dharmacharinis (female Order members) took place with seven of the twelve Dharmacharinis ordained in the last two years attending the...

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Public Ordinations at Akashavana 1st June 2019

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Jun, 2019 - 18:57

Public Ordinations at Akashavana 1st June 2019

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Jun, 2019 - 18:57

We are very happy to let you know the names of the Dharmacharinis ordained today.

Public Preceptor Parami

Lynne Thompson Campbell becomes Dhicitraka, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who paints wisdom” (long first ‘i’, long last ‘a’).
Westernised spelling Dhichitraka.
Private Preceptor Amritamati.

Ania Markiewiecz becomes Saddhajala, a Pali name meaning “Flame of Faith” (long second, third and fourth ‘a’s).
Westernised spelling Saddhajala.
Private Preceptor Saddhanandi.

Gerry Beasley becomes Danabhaya, a Sanskrit / Pali name meaning “She whose generosity makes her fearless” (long first,...

Triratna News
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Public Ordinations at Akashavana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 17:56

Public Ordinations at Akashavana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 17:56

We are very pleased to announce the public ordination of the following seven women at Akashavana Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Punyamala:

Cait Hughes becomes Dānajotī (Pali)
Official westernised spelling: Danajoti
Name meaning: ”She whose light is generosity”
Private Preceptor: Maitrisara

Tracey Dibble becomes Prajñāśrī (Sanskrit)
Official westernised spelling: Prajnashri
Name meaning: ”She who has the radiance of wisdom”
Private Preceptor: Santasiddhi

Inge Heathfield becomes Candramaitrī (Sanskrit)
Official westernised spelling: Candramaitri
Name meaning: ”She whose love is like...

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Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain, June 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

Public Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain, June 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose mind turns to loving kindness’
Westernised spelling: Maitrimati
Private Preceptor: Kalyanaprabha

Rachel Green becomes Karunatara
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is a guiding star of compassion’
Westernised spelling: Karunatara
Private Preceptor: Dayanandi

Sue Haynes...

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Notable ordination statistics for 2017

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Jan, 2018 - 21:52

Notable ordination statistics for 2017

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Jan, 2018 - 21:52

The twin ordination ceremonies held in India on 17th December 2017 saw the entry of 68 people to the Order (21 women and 47 men); the largest number of people to enter the Order on one day in the Order’s 50 years.

There were 146 ordinations worldwide in 2017 (73 women and 73 men). This is the largest number of people to have entered the Order in one year.

2017 also saw 16 resignations (8 women and 8 men)....

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Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

We are pleased to announce two ordinations celebrated at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has the luster of wisdom’
Public preceptor Ashokashri
Private preceptor Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ‘Intelligent, kind-hearted’
Public preceptor Nagabodhi
Private preceptor Suddhayu

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following women, at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

Public preceptor: Parami

Monika Podgorska becomes Upeksanandi
(dot under the ‘s’, long ‘i’)
Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: She who delights in equanimity
Westernised spelling: Upekshanandi
Private preceptor: Dharmavasini

Mairead Keane becomes Prajnamayi
(tilde above the ‘n’, long ‘i’) 
Sanskrit name meaning: She who is filled with wisdom
Westernised spelling: Prajnamayi
Private preceptor: Paramachitta

Theresa O’Leary becomes...

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