Sāmaṇerī Ordination – Pabbajjā


On October 29th, 2023, Anagārikā Bethany will be taking sāmaṇerī ordination, also called pabbajjā or going forth, with Ayya Ānandabodhī as her preceptor. This pabbajjā is planned for 2 pm at the Fellowship Hall, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, WA. It will be a simple and sacred ceremony, open to those who wish to come and witness it.

As a sāmaṇerī Bethany will be a mendicant, living on alms and no longer using money. She will wear the monastic paddyfield robes, use an alms bowl, and will receive a Pāli name to support her in her monastic life and practice. In doing this, Bethany will be stepping more fully into a life of faith and renunciation. It is a radical step that can align one’s life deeply with the Buddha’s teaching and with the sangha of Buddhist monastics worldwide.

If you would like to support Anagārikā Bethany’s going forth by offering useful requisites, please contact Cynthia at <viharasteward@gmail.com> and she will let you know what is needed.

Wishing you blessings of the Triple Gem