Ordinations at Sudarshanaloka
Hot off the press from the men's ordination retreat:
We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following three men took place at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in New Zealand on 23 March 2023:
Roberto Gonzalez-Casanovas becomes Buddhanusarin (both 'a' are long), a Sanskrit name meaning "He who is a follower of the Buddha".
Registered spelling Buddhanusarin
Private preceptor Ratnavyuha
Malcolm Dow becomes Sthiraratna (long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning "He whose jewel-like quality is firm and steadfast".
Registered spelling Sthiraratna.
Private preceptor Silaratna
Fraser Bruce becomes Darsanasiddhi (acute accent over the first ’s’ ), a Sanskrit name meaning "He who has the accomplishment of vision". There is no 'h' after the first 'd'.
Registered spelling Darshanasiddhi.
Private preceptor Guhyasiddhi.
The Public preceptor for all three men was Purna.
The picture shows left to right Buddhanusarin, Darshanasiddhi and Sthiraratna.