Tonight we’re celebrating Graham Dellow, Paul Whitehead and Rachel Green as they set off in April for three or four month retreats in Spain, part of which will involve their Ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Instead of our usual Study Night, Acharashraddha and Vishangka will lead us in giving Graham, Paul and Rachel a rousing and heartfelt send-off from Sangha, friends and family, to rejoice in them and wish them well on their long ordination retreats. There will be an introduction to what Ordination is all about and several friends will tell us a bit about Graham, Paul and Rachel and rejoice in their merits. Do come along even if you don’t know them!
These evenings are always moving and inspiring and it is great to gather together in large numbers to put a lot of energy into the send-off! You may also want to bring them a card as they embark on this important stage in their life.