By firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 - 20:19
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...