Four New Manchester Order Members

Karunashuri and  Suvannasiha are ordained at Adhisthana

Buddhasamāgama and Shraddhāvādin are ordained at Padmaloka 

Joyful Ordination Ceremonies

After many years of study, spiritual friendship and practice, four members of our community joined the Triratna Buddhist Order this week. In a timeless ritual, rich in symbolism, our friends received the kesa – the white sash signifying membership of the Order – and a new Buddhist name to mark their spiritual rebirth:

  • Gill Parry is now Karunashuri – a Heroine of Compassion
  • Sandy Staplehurst is Suvannasiha – Like a Golden Lion
  • Michael Procter is Buddhasamāgama – He who is with the Buddhas
  • Alex Stirling is Shraddhāvādin – He who communicates confidence in the Dharma
  • And our good friend Mike from Liverpool is Kshantabandhu – He who is a patient friend

Their names act as a reminder of their commitment and their practice, so it’s 50p in the dana bowl every time we forget! (Not really) 

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
0161 834 9232

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Opening Times:

The Centre and its shop are now open from 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until 24th December, when we close a little earlier, and then reopening on 5th January after a break. Many events and activities are online now, so do join us there! Join our mailing list to stay up to date, or keep an eye on our news page and social media
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