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Sangha Celebration and Ordination Send-off for Debbie Jones

Fri 18th Jun : 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Debbie Jones Funeral Celebrant

Suryaka leads a very special celebration this evening. Our dear friend Debbie has been invited to join the Triratna Buddhist Order. After years of training and dedication, she will soon set off for her ordination retreat. Order members make their commitment to Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha the central point of their lives, and undertake to practise a traditional set of ten ethical precepts in both private and public ceremonies. On ordination they are given a new name in Sanskrit or Pali to symbolise their spiritual rebirth.

Everyone welcome

Everyone is welcome to join us online in wishing Debbie well as she embarks on this important stage of her spiritual journey. Debbie has been involved with our Centre and community for many years and many people will know her from her work with the families group Seedling Sangha and also as a funeral celebrant. Ordination send-offs are always lovely celebrations so do come along even if you don’t know Debbie very well, or even at all.

We’ll hear a bit more about Debbie and about ordination, and there will be some Buddhist ritual and meditation. If parts are unfamiliar, it’s fine to just watch.

About Ordination and Order Members

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Fri 18th Jun
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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