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...
We are delighted to announce a Public Ordination that took place at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 23rd May 2021. The ceremony was conducted in the Lotus Hall with a restricted number of sangha and family members attending.
The new Dharmachari was privately ordained on a private retreat with his preceptor Aparājita, and the Public Preceptor was Padmavajra:
Barrie Stanhope from Southport, in North-West England, becomes Buddhamaitrī. He who has the friendliness of the Buddha. (The last i is long)
I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Gus Miller took place on Sunday 5th of April at the London Buddhist Centre. The ordination was not public, but was live-streamed. You can see it here.
Gus becomes Sthiramanas, a Sansksrit name meaning Steadfast Mind.
Maitreyabandhu was his private preceptor and I was his public preceptor.
Update: The ordination of Mokshasara and Shramanveer is now over - watch again here or on Facebook!
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As we close the week-long Order retreat and turn towards our Convention marking the 50th anniversary of Triratna and the Order itself, we are in Bodhgaya, India, to bring you live coverage of a public ordination under the Bodhi tree.