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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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Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Sep, 2016 - 21:16

Ordinations in New Zealand

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Sep, 2016 - 21:16

We are delighted to announce the names of three new Dharmacharinis ordained on 17th September at Golden Bay, New Zealand.

Public Preceptor Varadevi

Andrea Gill becomes Ujjalamati
(Pali - all short vowels)
Private Preceptor: Dharmanandi
Meaning of name: She whose mind is radiant

Public preceptor Dharmanandi

Kate Drury becomes Saccattha
(Pali - long second and last a)
Meaning of name: She whose goal is the Truth
Private Preceptor Varadevi

Natalie Grace becomes Karunajoti
(Pali -  long second a and long i)
Meaning of...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Sep, 2016 - 16:19

Ordinations at Akashavana

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Sep, 2016 - 16:19

We are delighted to announce that the following women were publicly ordained at Akashavana, Spain, on Friday 16th September:

Public preceptor: Padmasuri

Claire Brown becomes Amrtavani (the third ‘a’ is long as is the final ‘i’).
Sanskrit name meaning: ‘She who plays the music of the deathless’, or ‘She whose song is limitless’
Westernised spelling: Amritavani
Private preceptor: Dhatvisvari

Anneke Dekker becomes Maitridaya (second ‘i’ is long as are second and third ‘a’).
Sanskrit name meaning: ‘Giver of maitri’
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Women's ordinations at Akashavana June 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 6 Jun, 2016 - 13:01

Women's ordinations at Akashavana June 2016

By Saccanama on Mon, 6 Jun, 2016 - 13:01

At Akashavana on 4th June the following women received their public ordination:

Public Preceptor: Parami

Kate Arrowsmith becomes Dharmamayi (long ‘i’)
Sanskrit name meaning: ’She who is filled with Dharma’.
Westernised spelling: Dharmamayi
Private Preceptor: Punyamala

Hattie Johnson becomes Akasajoti (long first and second ‘a’s, long ‘i’) 
Pali...