With loyalty to my teachers I accept this ordination.
In harmony with friends and brethren I accept this ordination.
For the attainment of enlightenment I accept this ordination.
For the benefit of all beings I accept this ordination.
This was the theme of the last GFR retreat which I got to participate for the weekend. These acceptances repeated in the ordination ceremony.
I met Dhammarati, president of the preceptors college. Naghabodhi gave a good talk on the first acceptance. I missed the other lectures. Vajramati reports at the end of the retreat, the mitras were getting up at 4:30 to meditate. I got a lot of benefit out of the weekend. I hope to go on the week GFR retreat before the N. American order convention in June.
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