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)....
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’ ...