Samaneris Kathrin Vimalañāṇī, Kosalla Vipassini, and Pārāyanā Sirī will be ordained as Bhikkhunis tomorrow, 17th of March 2018, at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in California.
Their preceptor is Ayya Gunasari, one of the world’s very few Burmese Bhikkhunis, and the monks from Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara kindly support the ordination from the Bhikkhus’ side.
Quite a few of our D&D friends will be present on the occasion—I unfortunately can’t, but am sending greetings and congratulations and many good wishes from afar!
This is such happy news.
Best of luck to all the new Bhikkhunis, may their path be a joyous, happy, peaceful one.
Sadhu sadhhuu sadhuuuu!
This news brings gladness to my heart.
Best wishes to all involved!
I am unable to attend, but am delighted. May the practice of these persons bring happiness, peace, inspiration, and ultimately liberation to many beings! Thank you, for choosing the Holy Life as established by Buddha!
Here they are. With Ayya Vimala. Tea-time. I’ll upload more pictures tomorrow after the ceremonial procedures.
I am so close, but unfortunately won’t make it out there.
Congratulations and Sadhu to all the new bhikkhunis!
Thanks everyone for your good wishes, and Hector for the pic—even Ayya Gunasari in the background!
Cara. Ayya Vimala. Brenna.
Before the bhikkuni ordination.
That’s great, thank you so much Hector!
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! Ayya @vimalanyani
Bhikkhuni has been ordained on the side of the Bhikkhuni sangha just now!
Congratulations to everyone involved, especially the three new bhikkhunis! May they all make great strides towards the ending of all suffering in this lifetime! Great to see all this (good day for the sangha and making it just a bit more four-fold again).
P.S. must compliment the photographer(s?) also – very nice photos!