Prefestival diaries 8 – Ordination day

On Wednesday many of the ordained Kadampa disciples of the NKT gathered together from around the world at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation centre for the twice annual ordination ceremony.

Together they witnessed and welcomed 12 new ordained sangha as they took their vows from Gen-la Jampa, who gave clear, powerful and encouraging teachings. For those already ordained it was a powerful opportunity to purify, renew and strengthen their ordination.

Individually the new sangha came from Sweden, America, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, England, Hong Kong, and other countries. The ordination is a powerful reminder of the strength and breadth of our international Kadampa family and of how powerful it is to gather together at international events.