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Online Sangha Celebration and Ordination Send Off

Wed 9th Sep : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ordination Collage

Four of our Sangha friends are soon going to be ordained! Alex Stirling, Sandy Staplehurst, Michael Proctor and Gill Parry have all been invited to join the Triratna Buddhist Order and will set off on this next stage of their spiritual journeys in the next couple of weeks. Alex and Michael will join a specially arranged retreat at Padmaloka in Norfolk, whilst Sandy and Gill are to join thirteen other women at Adhisthana for their ten-day ordination retreat.

Taravandana and Mahasraddha lead an online evening of celebration, and everyone is welcome to join us. If parts are unfamiliar, it’s fine to just watch.

About Ordination and Order Members

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is mostly closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
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• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end.

Meeting ID: 813 3080 7933, Passcode: 152707
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Rejoicing in our Friends – Programme

6.45 pm: Zoom doors open
7 pm: Welcome and introductions, Metta Bhavana meditation
7.15: Talk: The Mystery of Ordination
7.30: Rejoicing in Alex, Sandy, Michael and Gill
8 pm: Break
8.10: Our Journey to Ordination: Alex, Sandy, Michael and Gill
8.30: Break
8.35: Three Fold Puja from the Lotus Hall
9 pm: End

Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are


Wed 9th Sep
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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