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Men’s Public Ordination Ceremony

Men’s Public Ordination Ceremony

Grand Public ordination program – 47 men ordinated.
Men’s Public Ordination ceremony event conducted at Hsuen Tsang Dhamma Retreat Centre on 17th Dec 2017.  Its the largest public ordination ceremony in the history of Triratna India.


Report by Dh Nagaketu:

Historic ordinations in India

It is our pleasure to share with wider Triratna Community the joyous occasion of public ordination that took place in India on 17th of December, 2017. This was indeed a very historic event in the Triratna community worldwide as it is the biggest ordination ceremony ever held. The total number of people who got ordained were 68 out of which 47 males and 21 females.

The male ordination retreats and ceremony took place at Hsuen Tsang Dhamma Retreat Centre, near Nagpur and Female ordination retreat and ceremony was at Saddhama Pradeep retreat Centre, Bhaje, near Pune city.

The male ordination retreat started on 7th evening and culminated on the 17th morning with the public ordination ceremony. There were about 4,000 people present to witness this historic event. The people who got ordained came from several different states such as Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa and different parts of Maharashtra. Some of these Mitras were in ordination process for more then 20 years, out of 47 some 10 Mitras were below 35 years of age.

The theme of the retreat was “Which way Liberation” a public speech given by Dr. Ambedkar on 1936. This was a year after Dr. Ambedkar’s public declaration on 1935, he said “although I was born as Hindu but I would not die as one” although, this speech was given as part struggle to achieve the basic human rights, the speech itself holds a very deep spiritual significance. He says that “an individual transformation can only take place on the basis of values of Liberty, equality and fraternity”, he also quoted a Kalama sutta in order to explain who is truly free human being. The speech goes into the theme of liberation and qualities of true individual. This talk was linked with Urgyen Sangharakshita’s book the meaning of conversion. The retreat and talk was led by Dhammachari Ratnasheel together with other members of the ordination team. Most of the public and private Indian preceptors were also present for the retreat.

The Female ordination retreat started on 8th and would end on 20th December, the theme of the retreat was ” The Buddha Jewel” part of which included the “Reimagining the Buddha” they also tried to look at the four ordination vows, the meaning of private and public ordination, responsibility after getting ordination, etc. the retreat was attended by 21 ordainees, 6 preceptors and other order members. The people who got ordained felt deeply inspired. This retreat and ordination ceremony was the culmination of their journey since they joined the order as friend to becoming the part of the order. It was difficult yet inspiring and transforming experience to practice the dharma in Triratna community for these women. Despite the patricidal Indian society in which they had to live most of their life, they were able to transformed their lives in the midst of very busy family life which many of them seen as ground for developing virtues and progress on the path of dhamma. The people who got ordained expressed their gratitude toward their spiritual friends, family members and sangha without which it would have been very difficult for them to carry on living a spiritual life. women who got ordained came from different places of Maharashtra such as Chandrapur, Nagpur, Wardha, Pulgav, Hinganghat, Mumbai, Pune, Nanded. The age group of these women was between 35-64.

The list of women who got ordained:

Sr Old Name New Name Location
1 Venu Dhoke Amitachitta South-West Nagpur
2 Kausalya Moon Jayottama Hinganghat
3 Vijaya Kamble Amoghashradha Wardha
4 Bhagyashree Ramteke Amoghashree Chandrapur
5 Kalpana Patode Shantishraddha Dapodi, Pune
6 Sumitra Jondhale Bodhishraddha Nanded
7 Chaya Jadhav Shilashraddha Dapodi, Pune
8 Gumpha Sakhare Sakyanandi North, Nagpur
9 Chaya Kamble Amoghanetri Dapodi, Pune
10 Sunanda Popatkar Shradhakirti North, Nagpur
11 Sujata Thool Maitrijaya Wardha
12 Smita Jadhav Maitrimodini Mumbai
13 Maya Jagtap Sanghahrudaya Mumbai
14 Sobha Bhivagade Sarvotamma North, Nagpur
15 Panchashila Suryavamsi Mruduhrudaya Pimpari, Pune
16 Vishakha Kamble Amalajyoti Pimpari, Pune
17 Bharati Vaghmare Santidana Pimpari, Pune
18 Rekha Hirkane Amalavajri North, Nagpur
19 Sushila Karvade Asangavajri Pulgaon
20 Padma Meshram Amrutavajri Pulgaon
21 Sushila Rahate Aryadeepa Nanded

List of men who got ordained:

Sr Old Name New Name Location
1 Kashinath Jadhav Anomaditya Thane
2 Shukhdev Wankhede Maniveer Ulhasnagar
3 Shankar Bhorge Sheeldhvaj Ulhasnagar
4 Gautam Teltumbde Aryanand Wardha
5 Pandhari Ramteke Aryanistha Wardha
6 Hiraman Lohakare Karunasiddhi Sevagram, Wardha
7 Manik Rangari Anomkumar Deori, Bhandara
8 Naren Moon Aryachhand Wardha
9 Narayan Bhagat Kushalaratna North, Nagpur
10 Kishanchand Dharmakant Meerut, UP
11 Milind Gajbhiye Chandranag South-West, Nagpur
12 Mahadev Jagtap Shraddhabal Camp, Pune
13 Murlidhar Patil Bodhideep Camp, Pune
14 Ratnakar More Akshayabodhi Ulhasnagar
15 Rajesh Gade Dharmabal Panvel, Mumbai
16 Makdoom Karmaditya Deharadun, UK
17 Santalal Prabuddhachitta Deharadun, UK
18 Kamalshing Dhammadhvaj Modinagar, UP
19 Harshavardhan Maitreyadeep Modinagar, UP
20 Rajbahudur Baudha Shakyaketu Kanpur, UP
21 Santosh Ramteke Amoghakumar Gondia, Bhandara
22 Satish Gawai Akshayvajra Raipur, Chattisgarh
23 Nitin Raut Akshayaratna HRC Bordharan
24 Shyamsundar Sheelvajra Kanpur, UP
25 Ajaypal Jinaveer Kanpur, UP
26 Brahmalal Siddhikumar Agra, UP
27 Chandu Kokare Karunadhvaj Nanded
28 Kishan Kamble Anandagarbha Nanded
29 Nitin Mohite Chandranath Ratnagiri
30 Suresh Ghule Prajnarakshita Nanded
31 Mahesh Pednekar Pragnachakshu Goa
32 Manik Shegokar Dhyanaratna Pimpri
33 Ashok Waghmare Dhyanchitta Yevatmal
34 Arvind Pudake Achalachitta Yevatmal
35 Milind Khandare Prabodharatna Dapodi, Pune
36 Vinay Kamble Amrutsagar Ratnagiri
37 Gautam Shinde Satyasagar Ratnagiri
38 Ram Shavare Jinaruchi Chiplun
39 Padmavajra Jinasiddhi Bhaja
40 Ashvajeet Dhairyasiddhi Ulhasnagar
41 Dhammadeep Manjuvaca Bhaja
42 Diwakar Jinacitta Goa
43 Rajmohan Aryasambhava Bhaja
44 Ashok Kamble Vinayaprabha Camp, Pune
45 Baburao Waghmare Kalyanbandu Pimpri, Pune
46 Bhagwan Gadankush Sandhaditya Satara
47 Vilas Ubale Jnanasen Sangli

 

 

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