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Ordination in San Francisco

Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

Ordination in San Francisco

Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 - 18:14

I am delighted to announce that the public ordination of Mary Salome from San Francisco, CA took place at the San Francisco Buddhist Center on August 29, 2021.

Mary Salome becomes Rodashruti (the a, u and i are short, accent on the first and third syllable)
a Sanskrit name meaning “She who listens to the cries of the world.”

Registered spelling Rodashruti

Private preceptor Vimalasara
Public preceptor Karunadevi

SADHU SADHU ...

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Vajrashura

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following 16 men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 26.8.2021


Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Larry Butler becomes Sukhema, meaning “He who is very peaceful, at ease”. Private Preceptor: Vajragupta

Don Allan becomes Dhirajyoti, meaning “He whose gentleness and steadiness make him radiant”. Private Preceptor: Amoghavira

Kevin McConnell becomes Shraddhavan, meaning “He who possesses faith”. Private Preceptor: Khemaka

David Elliott becomes Akashaja, meaning “He who is born from the qualities of the sky”. Private Preceptor: Jinapalita

Giles Watts becomes Sarahadaya, meaning “He who keeps what is essential at heart”. Private Preceptor: Rijumitra

Steven Hutton becomes Akashapala, meaning “He who...

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Amogharatna

Ordination in Germany

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 10:20

Ordination in Germany

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 10:20

I am delighted to announce that the former Andreas Kernebeck was publicly ordained on Sunday 22nd August at the Essen Buddhist Centre.

He becomes Muditamani, which means ‘Jewel of Sympathetic Joy’. The emphasis is on the third syllable.

His private preceptor was Nirmala and I was his public preceptor.

With metta,

Amogharatna

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punyamala

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Dear Order Members and friends,

Ratnadharini has been encouraging the College deputies to write this monthly letter occasionally, so I agreed to take the plunge this month!

July started with an international, online weekend meeting of the College. Since I became a public preceptor in 2015 the College has met twice a year in March and November so it is a new development to meet in the summer. The meeting worked well and I appreciated connecting with the other public preceptors. Due to the...

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akasajoti

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajratara

Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 17:23

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajratara

Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 17:23

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Vajratara as a Public Preceptor.

Vajratara is 43 years old. She encountered the Dharma while still at school, was ordained in 2004, and became a private preceptor in 2016. She was in Sheffield for many years where she lived in a community, worked in the Evolution shop, and then taught at the Centre. She is currently a member of the women’s ordination team at Tiratanaloka, where she’s been for about...

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parami

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 18:20

Ordinations at Tiratanaloka

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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padmavajra

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 17:40

Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 17:40

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following seven men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 8th July 2021.


Public Preceptor: Padmavajra

Michael Pidgeon becomes Shraddhadasa, meaning “Servant of the Faithful Heart”. Private Preceptor: Srikirti

Paul Swift becomes Aryajnana, meaning “He who has noble wisdom”. Private Preceptor: Jnanottara

 
Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Robert Young becomes Rijudaya, meaning “Upright and Kind”. Private Preceptor: Dharmapala

Tim Knights becomes Prajnakara, meaning...

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Chairs' Letter – June 2021

Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 23:07

Chairs' Letter – June 2021

Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 23:07

Dear Order Members and friends,

Yesterday the public ordinations of another eight women took place at Adhisthana, while the church bells rang out across the fields from Coddington steeple. Sadly I was not able to be in the shrine room at the time, as I was in a zoom meeting, but it’s been delightful seeing the new Dharmacharini’s emerge into the beautiful Adhisthana context.

In fact meetings of various kinds seem to have been the flavour...

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parami

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 - 10:10

Ordinations at Adhisthana

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...